Common Plumbing Problems

Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets are so common that it's rare to find someone who hasn't experienced this issue. The waste of water can push up your water bill and cost you money. The cause of dripping faucets in most cases is an internal washer that has become stiff, torn, worn, or dislodged over time. Fixing the problem is often achievable by the average householder, but it requires the correct tools.

Slow Draining Sink

This problem is normally caused by a blockage that is restricting water flow. Your kitchen sink drain may contain things like congealed fat and food remnants. In a bathroom sink, the blockage is more likely to be caused by knotted hair and soap.

Methods for clearing a clogged sink might involve using a plunger, pouring down baking soda and vinegar or a chemical clog remover, or using a plumber's snake. If the problem isn't tackled, then it will likely worsen over time, until eventually the drain is completely blocked.

Ways to Unclog a Sink Drain Using Chemicals

  • Wear gloves and goggles for safety.
  • Don't mix chemicals.
  • Pour chemicals down the drain.

Please make sure not to use this method as the only way to fix the problem. Using chemicals on repeated occasions may cause problems to your pipes.

Clogged Bath or Shower Drain

Slow draining bathroom sinks, bath, and shower drain generally get blocked up by clogs of hair and soap. Clearing the blockage may require the use of a plunger or a snake. Baking soda and vinegar can sometimes dissolve the clog too. Remember, the problem can be prevented or minimized by buying a drain guard to catch the hair.

Clogged Toilet

When the toilet bowl fills up and doesn't drain away, you've got a clog. The blockage is normally caused by a mixture of paper and human waste. Clogged toilets can normally be fixed with a plunger. If that doesn't work then a sewer snake or drain auger can be used to loosen up the blockage.

Running Toilet

The most common culprit is a faulty flapper valve that controls the water that passes from the tank to the bowl. This is a straightforward fix with a toilet repair kit available at any hardware store. Toilet runs may also be caused by sediment affecting the flushing and filling. If your water bills seem high, check for silent leaks. Put some food coloring in the upper tank and see if it makes its way to the bowl without flushing.

If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned problems, and you are not able to fix them with a quick DIY, then it is time to contact an expert. At JCN Plumbing with have the best experts in emergency services. Call us today for a free estimate from a licensed and insured company with more than 20 years of experience.

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