Common Plumbing Problems and How To Fix Them

Common Plumbing Problems and How To Fix Them

Plumbing is a crucial part of keeping your home running smoothly, so finding an issue can be stressful. Here are some common plumbing problems.

Common Plumbing Problems and How To Fix Them

Some plumbing problems are straightforward for a keen DIYer to deal with while others may need an expert plumber’s help.

Dripping taps

Most dripping taps are caused by normal wear and tear. Older taps typically have a washer that has become worn over time; monobloc mixers, bi-flow and quarter-turn taps don’t. With these, the problem could be a build-up of debris.

Slow draining or blocked sink/shower

A slow-draining sink is usually caused by a blockage restricting water flow. If your problem sink is in the kitchen, it may be blocked by congealed fat or bits of food. In a bathroom, the blockage is most likely knotted hair and soap.

Clogged toilet

When your toilet bowl fills but the water doesn’t drain away, it is generally due to a blockage caused by a mixture of paper and human waste. It’s amongst the most unpleasant problems we all have to deal with at some point.

Constantly Running toilet

There are a couple of common causes for a constantly running toilet. You may have a syphon or ball valve issue.

Toilet that won’t flush

If your toilet won’t flush, it could be because of a number of different things. There may be a blockage, a problem with the flush mechanism, a water supply issue or even a broken handle.

L&W Heating and Plumbing

Many plumbing problems are simple to fix if you have the right tools, but it helps to have a plumbing expert on hand when problems crop up. For more information or advice on heating and plumbing matters, you can rely on LW Heating and Plumbing. Call your local office on one of our regional numbers:-

Plumbers Wigan 01942 417220
Plumbers St Helens 01744 776140
Plumbers Newton Le Willows 01925 394260
Plumbers Warrington 01925 394260
Plumbers Runcorn 01925 394260
Plumbers Widnes 01925 394260


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