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PLUMBING

HOW TO SOLVE YOUR
5 MOST COMMON PLUMBING PROBLEMS

01/23/2023

A high percentage of callers seek assistance from our service experts for the following 5 most common plumbing problems that you’ll read about below. We’ve heard your concerns and we want to help bring some relief to help solve your plumbing dilemmas. 

 

When your water isn’t flowing as it should, it can impact toilet use, the process of cooking, caring for your hygiene, and affects your peace of mind.

How To Know When To Fix The Common Plumbing Problems Yourself:

Every situation is different. That’s why our technicians go directly to your home to examine the problem before giving estimates over the phone. 

 

Whether you’re able to tackle the problem yourself or you prefer to contact a professional to take care of your plumbing issues, it’s good to consider the factors to see if you could DIY the situation:

Happy child washing hands in the kitchen with his/her mom.

5 Most Common Plumbing Problems

Now that you’ve done your research, let’s explore the 5 most common plumbing issues that our customers are dealing with in their homes.

Problem #1: Clogged Drains

When you have multiple people living in your home, your drains deal with many factors that can clog your drains. Without a cleaning routine, the likelihood of having hair, soap scum, and other debris built up in your drains is unavoidable. 

 

To prevent stubborn blocked drains, here are some simple solutions:

Here’s a great resource to unclog your drain with what you probably already have in your kitchen:
The Key to Effective DIY Drain Maintenance.

 

If you’ve gone down the list and none of the methods are working on your clogged drain,
then it may be best to contact a plumbing expert to solve your problem.

Problem #2: Leaky Faucets

Though it may not seem like a lot of water is leaking out of your faucet, over time, it can add up to your hydro bill and negatively impact the environment. Your culprit: Most likely a worn-out washer or valve. Here are some actionable steps to take when your faucet is leaking:

If you’re still experiencing a leaky faucet, you’ll want to contact your plumber to get your faucet and pipes inspected.

Problem #3: Running Toilets

Plumbing tools and parts laid out on the counter.

When you have a running toilet, it continues to flush or make noises while not in use. A faulty flapper or fill valve could be causing your toilet to continuously flush. Not only is it annoying but the continuous water running can add up to your hydro bill.

If these 4 tips don’t fix your running toilet, call your local plumber. You may have to replace your toilet completely. As always, do your research to see if there are other options to resolve your problem.

Problem #4: Low Water Pressure

There may be potential causes of your low water pressure: clogged pipes, clogged water filters, corroded pipes, malfunctioning pressure regulators, and other potential issues. It may even be related to the main water line or well system.

 

With this sort of problem, to lessen your chance of causing additional complications, you may want to contact your plumbing service expert to help diagnose the issue.

Problem #5: Burst Pipes

Burst pipes can cause a jaw-dropping amount of damage to your home. If there is a loss of water pressure, it could be a sign of a burst pipe. If your intuition or observation tells you that you have a burst pipe, turn off the main water supply immediately. 

 

Once you have the water supply shut off, use a process of elimination. Go through your faucets one by one to see if water flows. If you notice that there’s a faucet without water flowing or water is beginning to pool, you’ve found your culprit.

Contact a plumbing tech immediately to prevent further damage. Gather towels, buckets, and other household items to soak up the water. Try not to use your water until the pipe has been repaired.

When These Common Plumbing Problems Arise

Remain calm. Take a couple of deep breaths before calling an emergency plumber. Do a brief Google Search to see if you’re able to solve your problem. When in doubt, always contact a plumbing technician to quickly resolve your issue. 

 

Our call center does not have plumbing technicians to offer advice but we’re more than happy to send one of our experienced technicians to come to the rescue!

Call High Mark’s professional technicians to schedule your appointment for your plumbing repairs done today at 604-245-8970.

We hope that you found this blog post useful.

 

If you found this blog post helpful for conserving energy at home, send us a message on one of our social media accounts with your biggest takeaway! We love to hear from our customers and readers.

A high percentage of callers seek assistance from our service experts for the following 5 most common plumbing problems that you’ll read about below. We’ve heard your concerns and we want to help bring some relief to help solve your plumbing dilemmas. 

 

When your water isn’t flowing as it should, it can impact toilet use, the process of cooking, caring for your hygiene, and affects your peace of mind.

How To Know When To Fix The Common Plumbing Problems Yourself:

Every situation is different. That’s why our technicians go directly to your home to examine the problem before giving estimates over the phone. 

 

Whether you’re able to tackle the problem yourself or you prefer to contact a professional to take care of your plumbing issues, it’s good to consider the factors to see if you could DIY the situation:

Happy child washing hands in the kitchen with his/her mom.

5 Most Common Plumbing Problems

Now that you’ve done your research, let’s explore the 5 most common plumbing issues that our customers are dealing with in their homes.

Problem #1: Clogged Drains

When you have multiple people living in your home, your drains deal with many factors that can clog your drains. Without a cleaning routine, the likelihood of having hair, soap scum, and other debris built up in your drains is unavoidable. 

 

To prevent stubborn blocked drains, here are some simple solutions:

Here’s a great resource to unclog your drain with what you probably already have in your kitchen:
The Key to Effective DIY Drain Maintenance.

 

If you’ve gone down the list and none of the methods are working on your clogged drain,
then it may be best to contact a plumbing expert to solve your problem.

Problem #2: Leaky Faucets

Though it may not seem like a lot of water is leaking out of your faucet, over time, it can add up to your hydro bill and negatively impact the environment. Your culprit: Most likely a worn-out washer or valve. Here are some actionable steps to take when your faucet is leaking:

If you’re still experiencing a leaky faucet, you’ll want to contact your plumber to get your faucet and pipes inspected.

Problem #3: Running Toilets

Plumbing tools and parts laid out on the counter.

When you have a running toilet, it continues to flush or make noises while not in use. A faulty flapper or fill valve could be causing your toilet to continuously flush. Not only is it annoying but the continuous water running can add up to your hydro bill.

If these 4 tips don’t fix your running toilet, call your local plumber. You may have to replace your toilet completely. As always, do your research to see if there are other options to resolve your problem.

Problem #4: Low Water Pressure

There may be potential causes of your low water pressure: clogged pipes, clogged water filters, corroded pipes, malfunctioning pressure regulators, and other potential issues. It may even be related to the main water line or well system.

 

With this sort of problem, to lessen your chance of causing additional complications, you may want to contact your plumbing service expert to help diagnose the issue.

Problem #5: Burst Pipes

Burst pipes can cause a jaw-dropping amount of damage to your home. If there is a loss of water pressure, it could be a sign of a burst pipe. If your intuition or observation tells you that you have a burst pipe, turn off the main water supply immediately. 

 

Once you have the water supply shut off, use a process of elimination. Go through your faucets one by one to see if water flows. If you notice that there’s a faucet without water flowing or water is beginning to pool, you’ve found your culprit.

Contact a plumbing tech immediately to prevent further damage. Gather towels, buckets, and other household items to soak up the water. Try not to use your water until the pipe has been repaired.

When These Common Plumbing Problems Arise

Remain calm. Take a couple of deep breaths before calling an emergency plumber. Do a brief Google Search to see if you’re able to solve your problem. When in doubt, always contact a plumbing technician to quickly resolve your issue. 

 

Our call center does not have plumbing technicians to offer advice but we’re more than happy to send one of our experienced technicians to come to the rescue!

Call High Mark’s professional technicians to schedule your appointment for your plumbing repairs done today at 604-245-8970.

We hope that you found this blog post useful.

 

If you found this blog post helpful for conserving energy at home, send us a message on one of our social media accounts with your biggest takeaway! We love to hear from our customers and readers.

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