Responding To Common Residential Plumbing Problems

13 February 2023
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From leaky faucets to malfunctioning water-softening systems, it's important to understand the common residential plumbing issues your house can encounter. Knowing these issues can help you be prepared to restore your plumbing system and reduce the potential property damage to your home.

Replacing Old And Malfunctioning Plumbing Fixtures

When your plumbing fixtures are approaching the end of their lifespans, they can be far more prone to major malfunctions. These malfunctions can result in the homeowner having to spend a significant amount on repairs while also experiencing more frequent disruptions. When these problems suffer failures, you should spend time reviewing whether it is worth the costs and difficulties of repairing these fixtures. Often, it is more economical to invest in replacing these fixtures rather than repairing them. The water heater is one typical example of this type of fixture. A modern water heater is a complex system, and there are many potential problems that it could experience when it reaches the end of its lifespan.

Repairing Water Softening Systems

You may have installed a water softening system to address the mineral content of your home's water supply. Generally, this is a fixture requiring little thought or attention from you. However, any water softener system can suffer failures. Obstructions and leaks are two issues a water softener system could be the most prone to experiencing. An obstruction in the water softener could reduce water pressure and impact the system's effectiveness. A leak in the water softener can be an urgent matter to repair as it could cause interior damage to the home if it is not repaired promptly.

Addressing Banging Sounds From Pipes

Banging sounds from the pipes can be very disruptive. Generally, this problem occurs due to the pipe shifting positions when water flows through them. This can lead to the line banging against other components of the home. In addition to disruptive banging sounds, this problem may cause the pipes to suffer physical damage. Over time, these pipes can develop weak spots from these collisions. These weakened areas can be far more prone to failure, which may cause a significant rupture.

Restoring Slow Drains

Hair, soap scum, and grease residues can cause the drains to slow over the years. Depending on the severity of the accumulations, a homeowner may only be able to free these accumulations with professional help. A plumbing repair technician can use powerful solvents to weaken these accumulations, and they may insert specialized tools into the line to break them apart. 

For more information about residential plumbing repairs, contact a local company.