Five Common Plumbing Issues

In Uncategorizedby Martina

As a homeowner, one of the most frustrating issues you might face is when your heating, hot water or electricity suddenly stop working. As experienced plumbers, we’ve seen it all when it comes to plumbing issues- from burst pipes to blocked drains. Here are the top five issues we come across regularly.

Water Leaks

Leaks are unfortunately one of the most common plumbing issues homeowners experience. Whether the source is a toilet, tap, shower, radiator, pipe or appliance- water leaks can cause a whole range of problems if they aren’t dealt with quickly, including flooding. Luckily, an experienced plumber will be able to assist in helping to find the source of your water leak and will be knowledgeable in the best solution to fix it.

Low water pressure

Another common plumbing issue is low water pressure coming from a tap or shower. The reason for this is usually due to a clogged pipe but can be the result of frozen pipes, closed valves or an internal plumbing issue.

Blocked drains and toilets

Most of us have experienced the inconvenience that comes with a blocked drain, which can cause your shower to overflow and an unpleasant smell to linger around your property. Usually, this issue can be prevented by the homeowner and can be due to a number of items that struggle to break down in water such as wet wipes, cotton wool and paper towels. A plumber will be able to find the route cause of the blockage and unblock it to prevent any further issues.

Dripping taps or pipes

A dripping tap can be irritating and not to mention a waste of water. It is thought that around 5,500 litres of water are wasted per year due to leaking taps.

The cause can be as simple as a broken tap or could be down to something more complicated like a corroded component within your sink.

Running toilet

If your toilet is constantly running water it could mean that there is an issue with the flapper cap. Toilets should run water when flushed, but if it is running continuously it can be irritating, not to mention a waste of water. You can rely on the help of a plumber to fix the issue.

Are you experiencing any of the above issues in your household? T.B Mackay Energy Services are Gas Safe Registered and building standards approved contractors. We regularly undertake both general and complex plumbing tasks performing to the highest standard. We can assist with a range of plumbing services including the installation of new plumbing systems and bathrooms, repairs including showers and boilers and outside taps.

Whether you have a leaky tap or suspect your boiler could be the source of a lack of hot water in your property, get in touch with us today to arrange for an experienced plumber to help solve the issue.