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Common Plumbing Problems to Look Out for


“When it rains, it pours” is a quote you absolutely do not want to be saying when it comes to the plumbing in your house.

While you will be lucky to escape any and all house issues over the course of living in one, there are measures you can take to make sure small problems do not turn into something much bigger, or even worse, dangerous.


Water damage, plumbing problems, and everything in between can not only be a massive pain in the home but can be devastatingly destructive too, which is why it is best to look out for common issues as a preventative measure before things take a turn for the worst.

Read on to find out what some of these are!


Clogged Toilet


We have all been there, haven’t we? But, whether we are faced with the terror of our own making after using one too many sheets of loo roll or have walked into a public toilet to find it overflowing and unusable, it is not a sight anyone has put at the top of their bucket list - hopefully!


Unfortunately, a clogged toilet can get nasty pretty fast if left untreated, as sewage and other water waste can flow up, and well, you can imagine the rest.


If you suspect your toilet is draining more slowly than usual or looks a little stilted, it is best to get on top of it straight away so these issues do not worsen.


Leaky Pipes


Leaky pipes are perhaps the first thing you would think about when asked, “Why would you need to call a plumber?”.

While leaky pipes are often not serious, especially when treated as soon as possible, they can cause untold damage if left, not just to your home, but also to your water bill!


If you think you have a leak somewhere, look for your local leak detection plumbing services and hire a specialist who can efficiently locate and navigate the problem before anything gets out of hand.


Downspout Leaks or Breaks


If you have ever seen damp patches on walls or felt sodden foundations of the home, one of the possibilities that caused these issues could be problems with the downspout. Downspouts are pipes and fixtures that keep everything running smoothly around your home, so you can imagine the chaos it could cause if there was a crack or a blockage at a fixture site. A problem like this could see your basement extremely wet or have your gutters overflowing, affecting the structures around it, especially those made of wood and other water-reactive materials. This can also affect other significant parts of the house, like shingles on the roof that are close to the gutters, which can create another problem entirely!


Downspouts need to be fixed to solve any of these problems because if they are left broken, the problems will keep arising over and over again, no matter how many times you clear out the gutter or the basement.


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