Common Residential Plumbing Issues


Common Plumbing Issues 

Plumbing issues should be ideally attended to on an emergency basis by a local service available 24X7. Unattended, these can cause major discomfort and hamper normal day-to-day activities in the kitchen and the bathroom. Here is a brief list of common plumbing problems. 

Clogged drains 

Clogged drains are by far the commonest plumbing issue. These can be caused by anything blocking the passage of water, from a glob of dirt to a piece of cloth. Unless the drains are unclogged fast, the whole thing can turn into a serious mess. You will have to deal with overflowing toilets and stagnated water in the sink. 

The good news is that you do not have to wait for the problem to turn out to be that serious. If you carefully observe the warning signs of clogging, you can call the plumbers before it becomes a major issue. Expert plumbers have access to advanced equipment like the CCTV camera to inspect the drain, and high-pressure water jets to unclog. Early warning signs of drain blockage include slow draining of water and a gurgling sound when water is released.

Leaky pipes 

Leaky pipes can cause serious damage when the water affects the walls or the insulation. They may result in the formation of moulds, leading to a lot of expenditure on repairs. Besides, leaks cause constant wastage of water, and it might affect your water consumption bill. 

Sometimes, leaks are tricky to locate before they can be repaired. Expert plumbers use different tools to pinpoint the exact location of the leak and repair it before it leads to something more severe like a pipe burst. Solutions include sealing off the leak, replacing the damaged piping, and replacement of the deteriorated gasket. 

 Dripping taps 

Just like leaks, a malfunctioning faucet can cause a faulty tap to drip constantly day and night. Although only drips, they still lead to the loss of a great deal of water. Call the plumber to inspect the tap and replace it with a working unit. 

Installing new faucets 

Putting up new faucets may be necessary if the old one has been damaged. You may also want to replace the faucet because you want to give your kitchen or bathroom a facelift. In either scenario, you need the assistance of a qualified plumber.  Hillier Plumbing has an experienced team of plumbers capable of handling any kind of issues in the Sydney area.