5 Common Plumbing Problems

5 Common Plumbing Problems
5 Common Plumbing Problems

Plumbing issues, like septic systems, are not problems many homeowners tend to think twice on. Their home’s plumbing system is never a concern until a serious problem occurs. How serious of a plumbing problem depends on how well you maintain your system. Also, plumbing issues depend on how early you respond to warning signs.
To get you started, here are 5 common plumbing problems and how to take action.

Dripping Faucets

While it may not be an emergency, a dripping faucet is a nuisance that can be easily fixed. Usually the washer on the faucet is worn out. Simply replacing the washer can fix the majority of leaky faucets.

Leaking Pipes

Leaking pipes no matter how small can cause expensive water damage to your home. Make sure to inspect pipes for rust and white lime deposits, which can indicate leaks.  Another good indicator of leaking pipes are of course water marks, areas that are soggy or that contain moisture, mold, or even rotting wood.
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Garbage Disposal Not Working

When your garbage disposal stops working, there can be a number of things. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to Garbage Disposals. Keep oils away from the garbage disposal and try running cold water into the drain for a few minutes after washing dishes. There’s normally a black or red reset button that you can press to try and get it working again.

Clogged Drains

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Drain Clog

This is one of the most common plumbing problems yet one of the most preventable. Keeping drains free from clogs can depend on how careful you are at what your putting down that drain. Simple, routine treatment can help keep your drains clear as well as your septic system operating properly.

Leaking Water Heater

If you notice your water heater is leaking, the best thing to do is to shut off the water valve and pressure release valve to prevent further leaking and call for service.  Usually water heaters can leak due to rusting at the bottom of the water storage tank. Unfortunately, repairs cannot be made and the owner requires a new water heater.
On a positive note, rusting and leaks can actually be prevented through simple routine maintenance.  Follow these steps for Water Heater Maintenance to keep your water heater running smoothly.
At Lapin Services, we don’t just service Septic Tank pumps or drain field repairs. We offer full service residential and commercial plumbing throughout Central Florida. Make sure you give us a call for any questions, advice, or for repairs to all of your plumbing needs.
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Orlando, FL 32839

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