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Most Common Plumbing Problems

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On average homeowners will require the services of a plumber at least once every 3 years. This may seem like quite a lot to most but some people will need the services of a plumber at least once a year!

There are many things that can go wrong with your plumbing form big problems to small, but what are the most common plumbing problems you may come across? Below we have put together a list of the most common plumbing problems we come across here at JWC Plumbing & Heating.

Plumbing Problems

Dripping Faucet – Almost every homeowner has or will experience a dripping faucet, most of you will ignore this problem for as long as possible but its worth baring in mind that though you may be able to live with this annoying little drip you are wasting water and adding more money to your water bill!

Leaking Pipes – while most cases of leaking pipes present in winter this is still an year round plumbing problem. Pipes tend to start leaking near the joints so you should look out for wet patches on your floor or ceiling. Water damage to your home can lead to further problems and be quite expensive to repair, so if you spot a leaking pipe you should get it fixed as soon as possible.

Running Toilets – A running toilet can wast up to 200 gallons of water per day! This could have a huge impact on your water bill so if you experience this plumbing problem then get it sorted before it runs up a huge bill!

Low Water Pressure – Low water pressure can be caused by a huge variety of problems from needing a new shower head to a hidden leak! If you are experiencing low water pressure then you should call out an experienced plumber to find the problem and resolve it for you.

Leaking Hose Bibb – this is very common in the spring and summer months. The cold winter weather can cause unprotected hose bibbs to crack and start to leak. To avoid this problem or stop it from reoccurring then its worth investing in a frost proof hose bibb.

Slow or Blocked Drains – Many homeowner will run to the shop and buy an over the counter drain un-blocker when they experience this plumbing problem but this may not work or just be a temporary fix. Its worth calling out a professional plumber to clear the blocked drain properly.

Water Heater – The average life expectancy of a water heater is around 8 to 12 years depending on yearly maintenance. So if you have just had to endure a cold shower it might be time to repair or replace your water heater.

If you find yourself experiencing any of these common plumbing problems then contact JWC Plumbing & Heating today to arrange for one of out team to come and resolve the issue.

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