Nazzaro & Sons Plumbing & Heating Blog
Common Homeowner Plumbing Issues
Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
All homes, eventually, will run into a plumbing problem. However, if your home is over 60 years old, you may experience more plumbing problems than homes only a few years old. It's important to understand what constitutes as a "plumbing problem" so you know when to call up a professional plumber in the Chelmsford MA area. At Nazzaro & Sons Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we've seen just about every plumbing issue under the sun, but here are the most common ailments for homeowners:
- Leaky Pipes. Although most of the time leaky pipes occur during the winter, this is a common issue throughout the year. Pipe joints are the weakest link in the plumbing system, so it's here that most of the leaks will start. If your ceiling, floor or walls are visibly damp or are showing water stains, this is a cause for concern.
- Dripping Faucet. Some pipes in your home will be more notorious than others for constantly dripping. Most homeowners will find that their kitchen sink and shower will leak consistently. Hundreds and hundreds of gallons of water are wasted every year due to leaking faucets -- it's time to get them professionally fixed by calling a plumber.
- Poor Water Pressure. For those who live in older homes, low water pressure is a constant issue. The two common culprits of poor water pressure are a faulty or old shower head or a leak somewhere else in the house that's redirecting water elsewhere. With a plumber's help, they can determine the cause of the issue and replace the old shower head, because everyone deserves a relaxing shower!
- Clogged Drains. At Nazzaro & Sons Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we will never recommend our homeowners to purchase expensive, over-the-counter drain-clearing chemicals. These not only don't work as well as advertised, but also end up damaging the integrity of your pipe's material. It's better to call up a plumber and rest assured knowing that your home's pipes have been properly cleared of the debris.
- Running Toilet. It's hard to determine why a toilet won't stop running, but it can happen to both old and new products. Homeowners can easily stop the toilet from running by lifting a valve in the upper part, but this is annoying and time consuming. Instead, save massive amounts of water by having a plumber take a look at the issue; there may be a possible leak elsewhere in the home.
Sick of hearing the constant drip of your faucet? It's time to do something about it! Contact our Chelmsford-based plumbing company today at (978) 256-3586.