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Top 5 most common plumbing problems and what you should do?

No problem is as difficult to fix as the problems that hamper the working of a plumbing system. We at Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating are committed to help you solve these issues with ease and minimum financial expenditure. The aim is to help you repair the plumbing and heating problem in such way that it functions normally throughout the year without any further complications. In our 50 years of work, we’ve seen it all. Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating has identified the 5 most common plumbing problems that one could prevent or fix on their own before resorting to the services of a professional.

Clogged Drains

This is the most common problem faced amongst the general population at all times. When faced with a clogged toilet drain, a person tends to go berserk due to the foul odor that seems to spread all around. The flow of water is blocked due to excessive nature of waste materials present. One way to fix this is to use chemical products or lubricants which would break up the waste material by reacting with it. This allows the blocked material and waste water flow through with ease. Another method could be to use water from an external source to introduce more pressure for the movement of the waste material.

Dripping Water Heaters and Hot Water Tank

A dripping or broken water heater can cause a wave of outrage, especially in the winter season. It is hard to imagine a family functioning throughout the day without the basic necessity of hot water. Condensation is deemed to be the main reason for such a water heater failure; it tends to destabilize the heater in general. There isn’t much a person can do to prevent this except for regulating the temperature and keeping it above 115 degree Fahrenheit or more consistently.

Low Water Pressure

There’s nothing like a soothing hot shower after a hard day’s work. It’s a pity if the pressure in the shower is not good enough to provide you with your comfort level. This is usually because of the corrosion or partial blockage of the pipe that is contributing to the low water pressure. The only way to keep this in check is to get pressure regulators installed.

Toilet Won’t Stop Running

Another very infuriating plumbing problem is when the water in the toilet won’t stop running. This is mainly due to the breakage of interior components of the toilet, and can only be regulated by shutting the water supply off when the toilet is not in use. A toilet leaking at base is another common issue that can be fixed by shutting off the valve. You would still need to diagnose the problem and in most case, can be fixed by applying a light coating of pipe-joint compound.

Blocked Garbage Disposal

Most people try to dispose off items that are of much harder nature for the grinder to deal with. When we attempt to go through with such waste products, the garbage disposal pipe usually gets congested and clogged. What you can do to avoid this blockage is to apply hot water initially throughout or focus on the softer waste items for grinding.

If the above-mentioned tips do not help in solving these everyday problems, then do not lose hope. Call a local plumber and hire one of our experienced plumbers from Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating to solve all your plumbing and heating problems. We have the latest in plumbing supplies and plumbing tools to fix any problem, big or small.


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