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Most Common Plumbing Problems

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By Edited Feb 16, 2014 0 1

Clogged Drain

A common plumbing issue is a clogged drain. This is usually caused by the accumulation of waste products that eventually slows down the flow of fluids from the sink. Such waste products could be debris from the buildup of grease or food. Usually, the drain has some protective part for this kind of problem. After you have tried all possible means for this problem and if you assessed that there is already a long- term accumulation of debris in your drain, you might want to consider having your plumbing system checked.

In your bathroom drain, accumulated hair strands and soap chips may cause the drain to be clogged. To prevent too much build up of wastes, place a hair trap on the drain and check it regularly. Most plumbers such as the Provo Plumber suggest that homeowners should try all possible solutions first before consulting with a professional plumbing service. One common step is to use a plunger. If this does not work and the drain is still clogged, you may use a chemical cleaner but bear in mind not to use a plunger after pouring it into the drain. This may result to splashing of the chemicals and may end up to a more serious problem. Be careful not to mix the chemicals because it may react rapidly. Be cautious after pouring the chemicals as it may produce gases. From these steps, the clogs will eventually dissolve and free the obstruction from the drain. If this does not happen, try calling for a professional plumbing service to assist you.

Defective Toilet Flush

The first thing you will notice upon your assessment is a loosen flush handle. A working flush handle will produce a slight resistance or pressure upon pushing it down. Check the top tank and install this again for a quick fix. If this doesn't work, check of there is anything obstructing form the inside of the tank. Check the other parts regularly as it may need replacement or re- installment. Again if this does not fix your problem, consult with a plumbing service to save you from a more serious damage.



Jun 27, 2010 2:58pm
Thanks for the tips!
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