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Springtime Plumbing Problems
All homeowners will face some sort of plumbing problem a few times during their lifetime. Hiring a practiced and knowledgeable plumber is the way to resolve any issue you encounter. Here are the most prevalent springtime plumbing issues for homeowners in Southern Oregon.
Leaky faucets occur on a relatively routine basis, but many people don't consider them to be a serious issue. In reality, even a single dripping faucet can contribute to hundreds of gallons of water waste per year and raise your utility bills.
Blocked or Poor-Draining Sinks
Many things go down the sink in your bathroom and kitchen. While many particles and food will pass through drains without creating an issue, there are some things that can erode a drain's functionality. Slow-draining sinks in your home typically have something clogged within the piping that won’t just go away on its own.
Clogged Bath or Shower
Your bath and shower drain frequently become clogged over time. If you notice these areas are draining slower than usual, it is likely that soap residue and hair have built up and are responsible for some type of blockage. Be sure to handle this issue as soon as possible after you identify it, or else it can develop into a more severe problem.
Backed Up Toilet
A clogged toilet is a well-known hassle. Unfortunately, this is one of the most common plumbing problems, so if you haven't yet experienced it, be prepared to encounter it at some point in your future. You can typically unclog a toilet by using a plunger, but there are times when this tool alone cannot get the job done. If you are experiencing an especially stubborn clog, you might need to call a plumber to assess the situation.
Low Water Pressure
Many people consider the most important aspect of the shower to be its water pressure. If your shower head or sinks are dispensing water at a slow pace, your water pressure is likely low. This tends to occur when there are problems with your piping system, including erosion or wear and tear that occurs with consistent use.