5 Common Plumbing Issues 

How many times do you call a professional plumber every year? In our case, it’s approximately 3 or 4 times in a year. Does that sound like a lot of calls? Well we can tell that it’s normal to call a professional plumber, since our house includes a lot of complex system (electrical and plumbing). Something wrong will happen to the systems once in a while; especially if they’re not well taken care of. If we encounter a plumbing issue, how we know that it’s a common one? And should we call Palm Bay Plumber right away if that happens?

Read the article below to know what are the common plumbing issues and how you can solve it, or when do you call a professional plumber.

Plumbing Issues

Malfunctioning Water Heater

Have you ever tried stepping in on the shower, turned it on and only to feel that the water is super cold? It’s the worst feeling ever, and a very effective wake up alarm. There are many possibilities as to why your water heater is malfunctioning. The life expectancy of a water heater is around 8 to 12 years. If it’s still new and acting up already, you might have not done some maintenance. Make sure you hire an expert who will handle the regular maintenance.

Sump Pump Failure

Another plumbing issue is sump pump failure. The main reason why this happens is because of a prolonged period of heavy rain. You can avoid this from happening by following the cleaning tips and cleaning the area where the discharge line exists, installing a battery backup and testing the system every 3 months.

Leaky Pipes

Leaking pipes is one of the top common plumbing issues that almost every household experiences. It could be a small leak, but a bigger one will lead to water damage on your house. This would cost you more money than you’ll spend on having the pipes fixed. Most leaks happen near the joints, so watch out for the wet spots on the ceiling or ground because they are already signs. Such leaks are common all year round, contrary to the beliefs that it just happens during winter season.

Low Water Pressure

If you noticed that the water almost don’t come out of the faucets or shower heads, then the water pressure in your house is low. Most of old homes experience this dilemma. If you experience it too, you might want to check the pipes in your house for possible leaks or check the system itself. Low water pressure is not only inconvenient, but also consumes too much energy. 

Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets are really common. We think that almost all homes experience this plumbing issue. Our first impulse is to ignore it for a while, since it’s just small drips right? But if you think about it, a dripping faucet only increases your water bill. Just imagine, if you combine all the drops it makes each hour, it already contributes to your bill. It will cost you a lot more than you can imagine.