6 of The Most Common Plumbing Problems

Owning a house or property in Melbourne comes with a lot of risks. You will encounter a number of problems within your household and not just from the people living inside your property. Arguably, the most common yet troublesome housing problem is plumbing problems. There are different types of plumbing problems, some you may encounter very often, while others are rare and you probably have not encountered that. They also differ in size; some may cause water to stop flowing, but others might flood your house with water. In most cases, however, if not treated immediately, small problems can lead to bigger problems, which will then cause significant damage to your property. Many property owners are unaware of these risks, in which some choose to let the problem be without attending to it properly. 

Surprisingly however, research shows that homeowners will only call a plumber once every three years. Most property owners are unaware of the potential risks and damages that might emerge from plumbing problems. Pipe burst can cause huge amounts of flooding in your house; filling your full with, not just freshwater, but possibly wastewater as well. Leaving your property with heavy flooding will only cause damage to the structures and other physical features of your property. And so, being aware of the issues that might happen inside your plumbing system Is essential. Below we list down several of the most common plumbing problems that might occur:

Dripping Faucets

Yes, dripping faucets is a problem too. Dripping faucets are probably something that most house-owners have ignored. However, dripping faucets can cause damage to your water bills. It wastes both water and money to your account. A study shows that at one drip per second, a dripping faucet can lose up to 3000 gallons per year. 

Leaky Pipes

Best to keep an eye out for any wet areas anywhere in your house. Pipes are located all over your house, just not visible enough for you to see because they are beneath your walls. However, when a pipe leaks, it will leave water spots on your walls or ceilings. Any water leak should be treated immediately, as it could cause significant damage to your property. 

Running Toilets

A running toilet is when water is filling up the tank even though the toilet is not being used. A running toilet can waste around 200 gallons of water per day. This problem should be treated immediately, as it can cause significant damage to your water bills. 

Low Water Pressure

Water not coming out your taps? Low water pressure is usually the cause behind that. This is generally the case when you install a new water appliance or if you have a hidden leak inside your property. Get this issue fixed immediately to enjoy a regular stream of water flowing inside your property.

Blocked Drains

Drains get blocked or clogged easily because of the presence of foreign objects inside the drains. There are a number of objects that does not belong in the drains, but are often found inside of it. Blocked or clogged drains should be handled immediately before it can cause more significant damage to your property.

Water Heater

Hot water is becoming an essential in many households in Melbourne. Water heaters should receive yearly maintenance to be able to sustain for a long time. 

Attending to these problems as quickly as possible and tending to them with quality care is essential to bring your plumbing system to fully-function once more. If you’re feeling confident about yourself, you can try to fix these problems. But that should only be the case, if you are confident about your plumbing skills and if you own the proper tools to complete the job. However, the wiser choice is, most definitely, to hire professional plumbers to complete the job properly. Willow Plumbing provides you with a long list of services to be able to come up with high-quality solutions for each and every of your plumbing needs. 

Willow Plumbing has over 50 years’ worth of experience. We are a team of brilliant and professional plumbers, who is always ready to assist you with your plumbing needs, no matter where you are in Melbourne. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services for your immediate plumbing needs. Feel free to contact us at (03) 8582 2019 for further information on our services and get a free quote now! We are just a call away, so make sure you save our number into your phone!

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