7 Common Plumbing Problems

7 Common Plumbing Problems

There are many common plumbing problems that can go wrong around your home, but as a homeowner plumbing issues are probably the worse.

The nightmare of finding a broken pipe drain or a leaking faucet can disrupt the very sanity of your home life. Listed below are 7 most common plumbing problems and how best to deal with them.

Clogged Drains

It’s a recurring problem and calling in Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions every time there is something minor can prove to be costly. Here is what you can do for yourself: run 2 or 3 inches water over the drain hole. Take a plunger and apply petroleum jelly to the rim to create a tight seal. Force the plunger down the drain numerous times powerfully. Continue the process until you see the water draining the sink. Run hot water to flush any last particles clogging the drain. Equally a mixture of vinegar and baking soda can also work wonders on clogged drains.

Dripping Tap

A common problem with most homeowners face is the dripping tap. It can be either because of wearing out of the washer in the faucet or due to improper faucet installation. Whatever the situation may be, it’s wise to have a professional plumbing croydon company to fix the problem. You can extend the life of your faucet by making sure not to exert too much pressure while turning it off.

Leaky Toilets

This is a serious problem in the bathroom and should never be overlooked. It can be detected by simply listening to the odd sounds your toilet makes. If the toilet continues to make sounds long after it has been flushed, then you can be sure that trouble is brewing. Have this problem fixed before it is too late? Remember, every hour you waste water; you are looking at added cost to a hefty water bill.

No Heat

In the chilly nights of winter, having no heater can prove to be a nightmare. Make it as a point to often check whether your furnace and boiler are working properly. Have a professional plumber to do a thorough maintenance of the system before winter sets in. Also, seal your house properly to prevent heat from escaping.

Heater Leakage

Water leakage indicates rusting in the bottom of the water tank. Unfortunately, there is no way to fix the problem. The only option left to you is to replace the heater completely.

Broken Garbage Disposal

From regurgitation of food to flooding, this can get messy. One way to prevent garbage disposal from busting is by maintaining it regularly. Be wary of what you dump into it and run cold water often to prevent the disposal from getting clogged.

Proper Faucet Installation

Whether you are installing a new faucet for decorative purposes or out of necessity, make sure you have an experienced professional install it. Error while installing can trigger a series of other problems. Hire a plumber, who provides a guarantee on all the jobs undertaken.

There is a long list of other problems that can easily make it to this list. It pays to keep contact details of Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions handy for those unforeseen plumbing problems that can creep up on you.

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The Dangers of Pinhole Leaks

The Dangers of Pinhole Leaks

It a term we think of a harmless leak because of it name ‘pinhole leak’ because how bad can a hole the size of a pin be for your plumbing system and home?

Truthfully as it turns out, very bad. This is due to the constant leaks can cause a great deal of water damage to whatever is around it, and the leak also opens that particular pipe to extensive corrosion.

Pinhole leaks can cause this much damage because they usually aren’t spotted until it’s too late, but with an annual plumbing maintenance appointment for your home, you can get ahead of any problems that may have developed with your plumbing system.

What Is a Pinhole Leak?

As its name indicates, a pinhole leak is a tiny leak that develops with copper piping. Pinhole leaks develop because of a breakdown in the copper, and there are a few ways this can happen:

  • Faulty installation
  • Poor chemistry in the copper itself
  • Water treatment chemicals hasten the breakdown process
  • Age
  • Chemistry of the local soil

The bottom line is that carrion plays a huge part in the creation of pinhole leaks, and the damage they can cause can be significant and costly. Some examples of the type of damage you can see from a pinhole leak in your plumbing are:

  • Damage to plaster and sheet rock
  • Damage to walls
  • Damage to flooring
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Corrosion in other parts of your system

Do I Have to Re-Pipe?

If pinhole leaks are found in your piping, your plumber will first assess how bad the damage is. For instance, if there’s just a small greenish-bluish spot on the pipe, the corrosion is likely not that bad and that one area can be treated, either with a small piece of new piping or an epoxy on the outside and inside of the pipe. But if there are multiple leaks and the corrosion is significant, you will most likely need to have your plumber re-pipe that part of your system.

Pinhole leaks are one of the things your plumber will check for during an annual plumbing maintenance visit, so if you have concerns about your plumbing, call Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a plumbing croydon company to schedule an appointment. We provide quality plumbing services in the London area.

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Possible causes of noisy plumbing within the home

Possible causes of noisy plumbing within the home

At the dead of night, hearing the sound of banging, rattling or vibrating coming through the quiet house will make you think you have a ghost. However, there is a more down to earth explanation, and you might be wondering on the causes of the noisy plumbing within the home.

These noises often don’t indicate that there is a problem and can be quietened quite easily. Here are three possible causes of noisy plumbing within the home:

Water Hammers

Water hammers often occur when water is inexpertly forced to change direction, particularly when you use appliances that require a lot of water in order to function, such as kitchen sink and toilet. Water hammers can also occur when you turn off a tap in your home.  What this mean is when you open the water tap, valves inside the pipes open up too so that the water can flow through. When you turn off the tap, the valves close up again and the water pipes are suddenly deprived of air. To help cushioning the water pressure, air is important to help pressured the pipes. So if the air is suddenly reduced the pipes cannot control the pressure and a water hammer can occur.

To prevent a water hammers happening, try closing your water taps slowly. This will help to control the water pressure. You could also try draining your plumbing system. Often in modern property air chambers are installed to cushion the water, but sometimes these chambers can be filled with water and need to be drained. Once they have been drained, this can sometimes solve the problem of noisy pipes.

Loose Water Pipes

If pipes aren’t securely secured in place, the pipes can move around when water is flowing through them. This is why these loud plumbing noises are more common in older houses. If this is what is causing the noise in your home, it can be solved by attaching the pipes to the walls. A plumber will be able to help you locate the problem and fix it so you can have a more peaceful home. The pipes should also be checked for cracks and leaks in case these are the cause of the pipes becoming loose.

High Water Pressure

The plumbing in the home can get noisy when water is pushed into your appliances at a too high pressure, but this doesn’t just make an annoying noise it can also cause problems with your appliance’s internal components.

If you have a water pressure gauge, you can check the water pressure yourself. You may even have a water pressure regulator, and if you don’t have one you can buy one but you will need a plumber to install it for you.

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