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What Are The Most Common Plumbing Problems?

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The typical homeowner may encounter a broad spectrum of plumbing problems while trying to maintain their property. Of course, some are more common than others, and some are easier for homeowners to repair by themselves. Others require the knowledge and skill of a professional plumber.

Dripping Faucet

Almost everyone has experience with a dripping faucet. Besides being irritating, a dripping faucet costs you money on your water bill. The most common reason a faucet drips is that the internal washer has worn out or become dislodged. You can fix this yourself with some basic tools and plumbing skills.

Clogged Bath or Shower Drain

This is another incredibly common plumbing problem. Soap and hair collect in the drain, eventually causing a blockage to develop. First, try pouring vinegar and baking soda down the drain. If that doesn’t work, use a plunger. Before you resort to harsh chemicals, you might be better off calling in a professional. You can buy a drain guard to prevent this problem in the future.

Clogged Toilet

It’s usually a mixture of human waste and toilet paper that causes a toilet to clog. You can often clear the blockage with a plunger. If this doesn’t fix the problem, a sewer snake is probably called for.

Aspinwall Plumbing and Heating of Quincy, MA, can help you if you can’t fix your clogged toilet. We can clear even the toughest blockage.

Low Water Pressure

People in older homes commonly experience low water pressure. This can result from several things, but the most common culprits are worn, broken, or corroded pipes. If it’s just one of your showerheads that has low water pressure, clean the aerator with vinegar.

Sewer System Backup

A sewer system backup is a nasty problem that’s unfortunately all too common. A sign of a backup is that sewer water is in multiple drains and toilets. You’ll need to call a plumber to handle this.

Aspinwall can take care of all your plumbing needs, from repairs and maintenance to appliance upgrades and tankless water heater installations. We also install, repair, and tune-up heating and cooling systems. Our other service options include solutions for indoor air quality, ductless systems, and fireplaces. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

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