Your bathroom sees a lot of activity. In fact, it may be one of the only rooms of the house that every single person in your home uses, and most of those uses involve plumbing. So your bathroom plumbing has a lot of weight to carry, and sooner or later it is going to need some sort of repair. Here are four common bathroom plumbing issues that indicate that it’s time to have a plumber in to do some repairs.
Leaky faucets are one of the most common bathroom plumbing issues. Most people think that a drip, while annoying, is nothing to worry about, but that slow constant drip over the course of a whole day, then week, then month, can put a sizable hit on your water bill. Often the issue is something simple, like a working washer that needs to be replaced, but occasionally a dripping faucet can be a sign of a much bigger issue.
There are actually a few reasons that pipes might make noise, from water hammer to a vent issue, but the most common is that they’ve loosened their fasteners. Sometimes the pressure changes in the pipe from the water going off and on cause them to rattle around and eventually break free of their brackets. Once that happens, they become even louder and more rattly in the walls. This can lead to even bigger plumbing issues eventually because the pipes aren’t properly supported.
If your tub or sink is slow to drain, that’s a good indication that you have a clog somewhere in the pipe. There are lots of home remedies for trying to remove clogs, including very hot water, and there are also commercial drain clearers available. Be careful with the chemical drain cleaners, because they can be very rough on your pipes. If you have very old pipes or if you’ve already tried a chemical drain cleaner, it’s time to call a plumber for help.
Low Water Pressure
If your water pressure is noticeably lower than it has been in the past, this could be a sign of an issue in your home plumbing. If the pressure is only low from one fixture, like the shower, it could be a simple issue, like a dirty shower head. However, if you’re experiencing low water pressure from all of the fixtures, it could be a sign of a bigger issue, like there’s a leaky pipe somewhere.
Call Mahon Plumbing Today
If you’re ready to see how an upgrade can help your home, the experts at Mahon plumbing are here to help. Mahon Plumbing has been serving the Baltimore region’s plumbing needs since 1994. We’re ready to offer quality plumbing services and gas installation for both commercial and residential uses. Our tracks and employees are ready to handle the toughest of jobs.
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