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Common Plumbing Issues and the Reasons

Routine inspection of a plumbing system can mean that you avoid the kind of surprise that causes problems when you have guests staying or are entertaining – basically, a problem that occurs at the worst possible time.

At Triple T Heating and Cooling, routine maintenance of plumbing systems typically means checking the drains, examining pipes for cracks or leaks, and looking for corrosion in the pipes.

Common Plumbing Issues and the Reasons
  • Corrosion in the pipes: Pipeline corrosion can occur either inside or outside of the pipes. There is any number of things that can cause the pipeline to erode. Some of those include the acidity and pH of the water that flows through the pipes, the chemical makeup of the water and even the pressure of the water in the pipes. Temperature can even cause pipe failure.
  • Water level issues in the toilet tank: If you find that your toilet is quite noisy, there may be a problem in the tank, like a defective flapper or fill valve. The water level could be too high moving the water through the overflow. If there’s too much water in the tank, this can be solved by using the adjustment screw. If you don’t know for sure what might be causing the problem, it might be a good time to call a professional plumber.
Solutions to Common Plumbing Issues
  • Slow draining sinks and bathtubs: This problem can range in severity. It could be as easy as removing the drain stopper and clearing out stuck hair. If the problem is not easily resolved or visible to the naked eye, a professional should be called in to access the situation.
  • Slow dripping faucets: A leaky faucet can be an easy fix if you know what you’re looking for and have the right tools to complete the job. If you have concerns about what might cause the slow drip that annoys everyone, it might be worth a call to a professional to fix the leak for you.
  • Frequent blockages in the toilet or trouble flushing: If you’re getting the plunger out on a regular basis, there’s a good chance you have a clog in the pipes to the toilet or in the sewer line. A plumber can inspect your sewer line and get a good idea of what the problem might be.

Household plumbing systems are quite complex. It’s important to know that a local plumber can work with issues that intimidate homeowners. Sometimes you might find yourself in a more complex situation than you expected. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any plumbing issue, big or small.