Plumbing problems are an annoying part of owning a house. To avoid drowning in debt, it’s important to know the most common plumbing problems and how to spot them early. Here are the most common plumbing problems that may occur in your San Marcos home:
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can be a pain, whether it’s your shower, sink, washing machine or other water-based appliance. The most common reason for low pressure is build-up. Sediment and minerals are transported in your water supply and are often left behind in your filtration system. After a while, this filtration system can become clogged. A clogged system makes it harder for water to flow, resulting in poor water pressure.
A running toilet can drain up to 200 gallons of water a day, which is both a major expense and incredibly wasteful. This plumbing issue can be easy to fix by changing the stopper or it can point to a larger problem with your water pipes. If you don’t notice anything cracked or broken in the actual interior mechanisms, that’s a sign you should probably call a professional.
Running toilets can also lead to overflows, which are extremely damaging. If you notice your toilet is running constantly, it’s better to act quickly to avoid major issues than to wait to see if it resolves itself.
If your sink or shower is taking a long time to drain, you’re likely facing some kind of clog, which can also cause gross smells. Many clogs are easy to fix with some drain cleaner or by running a plumbing snake down your drain. But bigger issues require a professional. Tree roots are a common cause of drainage problems, and you can’t resolve them with a few cups of drain cleaner.
If you notice any of these plumbing problems in your San Marcos home, give Woods Comfort Systems a call at 512-842-5066 today. Our plumbing professionals are standing by to help you stay afloat.
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