Water Pressure

How to Deal with Common Plumbing Problems(part 2)

Low Water Pressure

This problem is more common in older homes. Low water pressure might be a symptom for a more serious problem, like the leaking of a pipe or pipe corrosion. Usually you can fix the problem by cleaning your showerhead, or simply by replacing the showerhead. If you are sure that the showerhead is not the cause of the problem, you probably need to get in touch with a plumber. Even if the low pressure is not a symptom of a major problem like an unknown leaky pipe, there may be need for corrections at the valve level. If you want to clean your showerhead, you will need to use vinegar. Simply dismantle the piece and soak it in vinegar, and use a brush to scrub off the mineral deposits if needed. If this is not the solution to your problem, contact a local plumbing service, like a plumbing service in Toronto!

Leaky Faucets

Dripping faucets may not look like a big deal at first, but if you leave the problem unsolved, you will be wasting a lot of water which will also cost you a lot of money. Everyone will come across this issue at some point. This problem is often fixed with the replacement of an old O-ring or washer. O-ring is a small rubber ring which helps to hold the handle in its place. You can replace it yourself: you will need to switch off the water supply, dismantle the faucet, replace the piece, and then reassemble the faucet. Leaky faucets can also be caused by the improper installation of the faucet.

Running Toilet

Like a leaky faucet, a running toilet will also waste water, but in this case the wastage will be much more. Since the toilet will still work despite the problem, you might not even notice that there is a problem at all. If you hear a constant noise coming from your toilet, you have a running toilet issue at hand. However, sometimes the problem might be a silent one and you may only notice something is wrong after receiving a high water bill. A running toilet often happens when the rubber flapper in the flushing system gets worn out. It can easily be fixed by replacing the flushing mechanism in the tank.