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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Water Line Problems You Need to Be Aware Of

Water Line Problems You Need to Be Aware Of

The water line is the pipe that brings water from the municipal water main into your home. It’s a vital part of your home’s plumbing system. It will also probably last for a really good long time.

Water lines are designed to last up to at least up to a century under the right circumstances and right environments.

If you want your water line to last as long as possible, though, you are going to need to be aware of certain problems that can end up shortening its lifespan. Here a short guide on some of the water line problems that you need to be aware of.

Tree Roots

Tree roots are always seeking out new water sources to help them grow. If you happen to have a couple of trees planted on your property, there is a fair chance that a root will eventually find its way into your water line. Once there, it will grow and expand into an entire root system. This will eventually restrict the flow of water through your water line, as well as punch several holes in the pipe. Annual pipe inspection from Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions can help us find any roots in your line before they grow out of control, and remove them.

Corrosion

Copper pipes are surprisingly resistant to many forms of corrosion, but not all of them. There are still some types of corrosion, like formicary and pitted corrosion that can weaken the pipe and open leaks. It’s important to have your water line inspected for leaks, so that we can have them patched as soon as possible. As long as we are able to catch them early enough, your water line should still last a good long time.

When you do encounter a problem with your water line, give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing croydon company a call today. We’ll send our engineer out as soon as possible. Our number is 020 8664 9099

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