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Plumbing system problems and how to prevent them



The plumbing system in your home needs to function properly to keep your faucets, toilets, and other fixtures working. Problems with your home’s plumbing can be more than an inconvenience. In some cases, they can lead to serious water damage in your home. The following are some common plumbing system problems that occur and what you can do to prevent them.


Low Water Pressure


Having low water pressure makes it difficult to take showers or do laundry. When you have a water pressure issue, it may be the result of a pressure regulating valve problem. Handling this situation involves knowing how to find the cause of the issue and properly fix it.


You can prevent low water pressure by having routine inspections and maintenance done on your plumbing system. The professionals at Forrest Anderson can do this for you on an annual basis to ensure that your water pressure is normal.


Leaks


Leaks can range from minor to serious; they can occur in your main line or a secondary line. In some cases, sewer lines can leak, which is a health hazard for you and your family. Dealing with leaks must be handled promptly. This means determining where they’re occurring and repairing the problem. A leak detector alarm can help you figure out where the issue is located.


Leaks can be hard to prevent overall, but annual maintenance and inspections can reduce the risk of having them develop. Have your pipes, fixtures, and other parts of your plumbing system checked regularly for signs of potential leaks and other problems. The sooner you catch a leak issue, the easier it will be to handle.


Clogged Drains and Toilets


Drain and toilet clogs can happen when debris builds up in these parts of your plumbing system. Clogs can cause sinks and tubs to drain slowly or stop your toilet from flushing properly. In serious cases, water can back up into your home. Severe clogs can be hard to deal with when you don’t have the right equipment, such as a plumbing snake.


You can prevent drains and toilets from becoming clogged in a few different ways. Don’t flush any household items, other than toilet paper, down your toilet. Install filters or guards to protect drains from large amounts of debris. This can prevent blockages from occurring and helps keep your drains and toilets working right.


What to Do About Plumbing System Problems


Even with prevention, you might not be able to completely avoid having any plumbing problems. When issues arise, you may be asking yourself, should you handle it on your own or call a professional? Trying to do your own plumbing repairs means that you run the risk of encountering potentially dangerous situations. Some of these include high amounts of pressure or exposure to hot water. You might even end up causing a bigger plumbing system problem, resulting in costly repairs.


When plumbing issues arise, it’s best to let a professional specialist take care of them. Contact Forrest Anderson to learn more about our services for your keeping your plumbing problem free.


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