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Most Common Plumbing Problems Homeowners Experience

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Like most technicians that are called to your home to fix problems that may arise, plumbers are a jack-of-all-trades sort that can handle just about anything your home's water and sewage system can throw at them. Though few people ever look forward to calling plumbers to schedule a service call, if you see any of the problems listed below, you'll be happy you have one on standby.

Clogged Toilets

By far, one of the most common issues that plumbers face on a regular basis is a clogged toilet. Though the problem could be small, like a toy car thrown down the drain by your toddler, it can also be much larger, like a fully-clogged sewer pipe. The best way to figure out how bad it is is to discover the scope of the problem. If more than one toilet is clogged, you most likely have a problem with the main sewer line. This is a major issue that only plumbers should handle.

Water Leaks

A water leak from your faucet is usually not a very big deal and can usually be fixed by either tightening the seal or replacing the fixture entirely. A water leak behind the wall, on the other hand, is a major problem. You'll need to hire a plumbing repair service to discover the problem, but that's only half the battle. Once you know where it's at, you'll need to fix it and clean up the water damage. If left untreated, a water leak can create mold and mildew, which threatens your health as well as your home.

Broken Water Heater

Most people feel spoiled by having hot water freely available to whenever they want. When the hot water goes cold, people usually will stop at nothing to have it fixed so they can move on with their lives. Plumbers help by fixing broken water heaters and replacing them with new ones that are more energy-efficient. If you have a problem with your water heater, schedule a plumbing repair appointment and address the issue.

Running Toilets

The sound of a running toilet is the sound of water dripping slowly away. Fortunately, replacing the flapper or fixing the toilet chain isn't too hard of a job for most homeowners to perform, but if you have any questions about the process or simply don't want the hassle of dealing with it, plumbers can fix this problem in no time flat.