Most Common Plumbing Problems and When to call a Professional

Most Common Plumbing Problems and When to call a Professional

Most Common Plumbing Problems and When to call a Professional

The average cost of hiring a plumber in India is around Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000 depending upon how big the plumber problem is and how much effort and time would it take to solve it. And these charges might drain your bank account, so it’s important to catch problems early before they turn into major repair projects that take hours to complete.


The following is a list of the ten most common plumbing issues that people face regularly, eventually draining their bank accounts.

  • Dripping Faucet

We all know that the sound of “tip tip tip” drives us insane. Also, it wastes water and increases your utility cost.


A dripping faucet indicates that the washer is worn out, which you may be able to replace yourself. Plumbers, on the other hand, have the necessary tools to replace it, making it a faster and easier process for them.


Furthermore, the valve seat may be worn out, necessitating a more involved repair. It’s advisable to entrust this task to a professional plumber.

  • A toilet that never stops flushing

The toilet does its job after you flush it. However, the water keeps flowing continuously. You try jiggling the handle to see if it will stop it, but it doesn’t work.


It’s possible that your toilet’s flapper valve has become loose, or that you have an uneven float or a loose fill tube. Water is getting through behind the scenes, whatever it is.


You could try swapping out all three of these items. If your toilet continues to run, it could be sediment or a quiet leak. A plumber can diagnose and repair your toilet problems in a matter of minutes.

  • Clogged Toilet

Sometimes, it may happen that your toilet is clogged rather than running. When you go to flush the toilet, everything appears to be moving smoothly. However, the bowl eventually fills up, and in the worst-case scenario, it overflows, flooding your bathroom with toxic water!


In this instance, calling a plumber right away is a wise idea. They’ll be equipped with the necessary instruments to clear out anything obstructing your toilet and restore its functionality.

  • Slow Draining Sink

If your sink is a little bit lazy, draining barely any water after you’ve used it then this can be a sign of a clog.


To check whether it addresses the problem, try using a plunger or running some drain cleaner down it. Alternatively, try manually locating and removing the clog source. However, if you find yourself using these treatments on a regular basis, it’s time to call a professional plumber.


  • Low Water Pressure

When you go into the shower, the most frustrating thing that can happen is that the water just comes out in a trickle. Alternatively, when you go to wash your dishes and only get a few droplets of water out.


Sure, there could be a problem with the municipality’s water supply that needs to be addressed. But the sediment or other deposits in your faucet aerators are more likely to be a culprit.


These substances accumulate on the aerators over time, causing blockage. What you can do is, unscrew the aerators and soak them in vinegar overnight for a quick cure.


If you still have poor water pressure after that, your pipes may be leaking. If you still can’t get good water pressure after trying this fix, you should definitely call a plumber.


  • Clogged Bathroom Drains

If there’s a lot of hairfall in your family, this could be a problem. Your bathroom drains can get clogged. But there’s a solution – you can dissolve the buildup of items using baking soda and vinegar, or you can try to fish out the clumps of hair.


However, if all of your attempts fail, you should hire a plumber to clear the clog. Then, to prevent hair from entering your pipes, apply a drain guard.


  • Leakage in Pipes

If you check and find that your water tank is empty even though you just refilled it, then you’ve got yourself a problem. There’s a leakage in your pipes.


To stop leakage in your pipes, you can get some joint fillers, fitting compounds, and leak tape that are available at your local hardware shop, but let us tell you that this is only a temporary solution. You’ll surely need an expert to replace the pipes or fittings after you’ve stopped the leak.


  • Clogged Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are useful for breaking up any leftover food that makes its way through, but they do get clogged from time to time. Whether it’s a stray piece of cutlery or tough-to-grind food waste, your garbage disposal may sound a little mournful.


If the reset button doesn’t work, you’ll need to hire a professional plumber to clear the clog.


  • Broken Water Heater/Geyser

Unless you’re in the middle of a heat wave, a cold shower is never fun. Even so, it would be good to have some warm water now and then.


If you have a broken water heater or a geyser, you should contact a local plumber to fix it as soon as possible. Not only that, but you should also maintain your system on a regular basis to prevent this from happening again.


It can be really dangerous and get you in some serious trouble, if ignored.


  • Backed-up Sewer System

You can point fingers at each other or the dog, but that ridiculous smell isn’t emanating from any of you. That’s right: your sewer system is clogged.


A plumber can visit your home to determine the source of the problem. It may not be your obligation to get it fixed once you’ve figured that out.


If the source is outdoors, for example, under a public street, the water company is responsible for resolving the problem. As a result, you should contact the water company first to verify if the problem is their issue.


When to call a Professional Plumber?


If either of the above problems exist in your home, you should get immediate plumbing assistance. If you don’t get help from a plumber right away, your problems will only get worse, and not to mention, more expensive.


So don’t wait another second if you spot a problem with your home’s plumbing. Get in touch with a plumber that is licensed, bonded, and insured right away.


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