Common Plumbing issues

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There are some common plumbing problems that all of us experience.

  • What happens in your house when the tap starts leaking or the toilet starts running?
  • How about when the kitchen sink clogs or pipe drips?

For many people, common household issues mean calls to the local Plumber or endless weekend hours attempting to fix some seemingly minor issues.
Fortunately, some of the common plumbing problems that we all experience can be fixed with a little know-how and can-do spirit and does not necessarily need a Plumber visit.

Here are some common plumbing problems and questions, along with some simple solutions.

1. Why does my drain clog?

Generally, clogged drains occur because people are not careful, particularly in the kitchen, about what they put down the drain. Especially in cases of kitchen sinks when washing of utensils is handled by house helps or maids.

For example, do make sure that you avoid :

  • Pouring cooking oil (or fat) down the drain. Grease, oil, and fats from certain foods should never be inside your plumbing system.
  • Putting poultry skins (chicken, meat), starchy (potato peels, rice), stringy (coriander, mint) or fibrous waste (coffee grinds, tea, corn husks) down the drain.
    Do a quick, visual inspection of the drain in question. If you can see the clog or item causing the clog, remove the drain cover, and carefully fish out the clog. Try a plunger first. If the plunger isn’t able to dislodge the clog , you may need an auger or snake that can reach further down the drainpipe and help dislodge the lump.

2. Why does my toilet constantly run?

The most typical reason that toilets run is the flap at the bottom of the tank that is not sealing shut. Ever wonder why fiddling the handle generally works to stop the running water?

To fix a running toilet, take the top off the tank and flush the toilet while watching the rubber flap. Does it completely close?
If not, some of the water that is entering the tank is flowing out through an unsealed flap. The unsealed flap means water continues to run because the float ball trigger is not activated to stop the flow since water never reaches the fill line.
That fiddle ? The handle is connected to the rubber flap with a chain, and jiggling it will reposition the flap so that it may seal more securely.

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