Common Issues That Might Require A Plumber

Home maintenance is an important issue for every homeowner. However, sooner or later a plumbing issue is going to arise in the home, even if the home owner has tried to properly maintain their home. The fact is that plumbing issues pop up all the time. Often, when it is least expected. For example, a sudden leak in the middle of the night or a dripping faucet that keeps the entire household up all night. The average homeowner will contact a plumber at least several times during the lifespan of their household or their residency in the house. Here are a few common issues that might require a plumber Annapolis MD assistance.

Dripping Faucets

Perhaps, you’ve been led to believe that a dripping faucet is not a major concern. Think again. One dripping faucet is annoying. However, it is more than just an annoying plumbing problem. A dripping faucet is a water waster and a money waster. A dripping faucet has the potential to drive your water bill up significantly. The cause of a dripping faucet is usually due to a washer that is worn and requires replacing. Let a plumber handle this issue to resolve it quickly and seamlessly. I’ve known some homeowner’s that have tried to handle this issue and only escalated the issue.

Slow Draining Sink

Certainly, there is nothing more irritating than a slow draining sink in a kitchen or a bathroom. A slow draining sink is an indication that a blockage is present in the drain or further down in the pipes. Often, this is due to a buildup of grease and other products that are flowing down a kitchen sink. In the bathroom, it might be a buildup of hair getting caught in the drain along with oily substances. The easiest method to remove a blockage that causes slow drainage is with a plunger. However, if the problem persists, contact a plumber.

Running Toilets

Running toilets are a problem that is quite similar to a leaky faucet. It is important to address this problem as soon as possible. Why? Well, a running toilet is one that is continually letting the water flow in to the bowl. This adds up to a considerable amount of water being wasted daily and will drive up your utility bill. This is usually caused by a faulty valve that requires replacement.

Clogged Toilets

Clogged toilets happen because there is a buildup of waste and paper in the pipes. Generally, it is easy to handle a minor clog with a plunger that is specifically designed to remove clogs in a toilet. However, more significant clogs might require the assistance of a professional plumber.

Leaky Pipes 

Don’t ignore leaky pipes. Leaky pipe damage generally happens at the pipe joints. Check them on a regular basis for damage. Address any damage to the pipes immediately. It is important to note that leaky pipes lead to a number of household issues. For example, they drive up a water bill, lead to floor damage, damage to your furniture and other belongings.