Common Plumbing Problems

Every homeowner will face a plumbing problem, no matter how well he takes care of his home and plumbing system. Plumbing problems such as a dripping kitchen faucet and banging pipes are very common in every household. However, no matter how small a plumbing problem may seem, it is important to address it in a timely manner. If you delay repairing an issue, such as poor water pressure or a slow draining toilet, you will experience a more severe problem sooner or later. Big problems always come with greater damage and costlier repairs. The only way to avoid costly repairs and severe damage is to hire a professional plumber. SF Bell Plumbing is ready to assist you and ensure your home’s plumbing is always in top condition.

Learn more about common plumbing problems that require calling a professional.

Noisy Pipes

This common household plumbing problem is also known as water hammer. The noise typically starts out as soft tapping, but if not addressed in time, may progress into loud hammering. These noises are caused by loose pipes, high water pressure or water trapped inside air chambers. If you are dealing with noisy pipes, SF Bell Plumbing can thoroughly check your plumbing system and repair your pipes.

Dripping Faucets

This plumbing nuisance typically occurs when washers on your compression faucets get worn out. This happens due to repeated use and you can do nothing to prevent it. You have to replace the washer in order to stop water leakage. The ball and disc faucets that have only one handle are typically more durable than compression faucets. However, when leakage occurs, you will have to replace the entire unit.

If you have a pair of pliers and a screwdriver, you can handle this minor issue on your own. However, if you have never done this before, it is best to leave the job to a professional plumber. Keep in mind that not replacing the worn out washer may lead to greater water leakage in the future. To avoid wasting of water and potentially paying high water bills, it is best to address the problem as soon as you notice it.

Clogged Pipes

Clogged pipes present a major plumbing inconvenience because they can lead to back-flow of water in your sink or toilet. The pipes are typically elbow-shaped under your bathroom or kitchen sink. Due to their shape, they easily trap dirt and debris, which may lead to a clog over a period of time. To prevent clogs, it is best to occasionally use enzyme-based drain cleaners.

In case you are already dealing with a clog, try using a plunger. If that doesn’t help, you will have to call a plumber. Experts at SF Bell Plumbing have dealt with this problem numerous times before. They can quickly come to your home, unscrew the elbow and remove all the debris.

In case of toilet blocks, when plungers don’t do the trick, professionals use a plumbing snake. This tool is so powerful that is can even unclog the most stubborn clogs.

Leaking Shower Heads

If the leak is located near the arms, the washer will have to be replaced. This is done by unscrewing the shower head from its adjusting ring.

Poor water pressure is typically caused by mineral build-up. The problem can easily be solved by cleaning the inside of the shower head and applying petroleum jelly on the shower ball.