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Common Plumbing Problems at Home

 8 Common Signs You Shouldn't Ignore


**1. A Toilet That Is Constantly Running**

A toilet that runs continuously, even when not in use, is a clear indicator of an internal problem. This issue, often due to a faulty flapper or a problem in the tank's mechanism, can lead to significant water wastage and increased bills. Regular inspection and timely repairs can prevent these inconveniences.

**2. Poor Water Pressure** Low water pressure in your faucets or shower can be a symptom of various issues such as clogged pipes, leakages, or even problems with the municipal supply. Identifying the root cause is essential to restoring proper water flow.

**3. Dripping Faucets** A dripping faucet is not just annoying but also wasteful and potentially expensive. Often caused by worn-out washers or O-rings, fixing this issue promptly can save water and reduce utility bills.

**4. Drainage Problems** Slow or clogged drains are common in many households. They can be due to accumulated debris, hair, or grease. Regular cleaning and avoiding disposing of unsuitable materials down the drain can help maintain smooth drainage.

**5. Dripping Pipes** Dripping pipes, often unnoticed, can lead to structural damage and mold growth. They are frequently caused by corrosion, high water pressure, or temperature fluctuations. Regular inspections are vital to catch these drips early.

**6. A Gurgling Toilet** A gurgling sound from your toilet after flushing can indicate a blockage in the vent pipe or sewer line. It's a sign that air is struggling to escape, and professional help may be required to resolve it.

**7. A Screeching Noise** Screeching sounds when turning on faucets are usually due to air in the pipes or faulty valve components. While not immediately harmful, it can be indicative of underlying issues in your plumbing system. 

**8. Rattling Pipes** Rattling pipes, often heard in the walls, can be due to loose pipes, high water pressure, or water hammer. Securing loose pipes and installing water hammer arrestors can often solve this issue.

 These common plumbing problems can range from minor annoyances to indicators of serious issues. Regular maintenance and early intervention can prevent these problems from escalating, ensuring a smoothly running household plumbing system.


When to Call?


 - **Immediate Issues**:

Call immediately for problems like severe leaks, burst pipes, or overflowing toilets.

- **Recurring Problems**: If you've tried fixing something but the issue keeps returning, it's time to call in the pros.

- **Installation Needs**: For the installation of new pipes, water heaters, or major appliances, professional installation ensures efficiency and longevity.


 Your local Emergency Plumbing team is your go-to solution for quick, efficient, and safe resolution of all your plumbing needs in Highland Park, Glenview, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Deerfield, Northbrook, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods, Bannockburn, Northfield, Vernon Hills, Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Inverness, Barrington and beyond.

 Don't hesitate to call us for both urgent issues and routine maintenance.



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