Common Plumbing Issues May Increase with Use

Just like any other system in your home, the more you use your plumbing the more likely problems are to arise. In fact, your plumbing could already have issues, but they may not become apparent until they worsen over time. 

Right now everyone is staying home, and that means that there is more of a demand on your plumbing system than usual. If you have underlying plumbing problems, they could worsen more quickly simply because you are using it more often. Here are some of the most common plumbing problems that may arise during this time.

Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets are most often the fault of a worn washer or o-ring. These parts of your faucet can become worn and need changed out long before your faucet needs to be replaced. If it is already decaying, the increased use of the faucet could make the replacement necessary sooner rather than later. If replacing the washer or o-ring doesn’t fix the problem you should contact a plumber for assistance. Faucet drips, especially if constant, can cost you a lot of money in wasted water.

Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes can be caused by a number of issues, including:

  • Clogs
  • Corrosion
  • Joint damage
  • Cracked seals or pipes
  • Excessive water pressure

Even if you just have a slow leak or minor drip from a pipe, it is important to contact a plumber as soon as you notice the problem. If you let the problem get worse before calling for professional assistance, you could wind up with major flooding in your home when the pipe gives out completely.

If you are noticing an increase in plumbing issues this spring because you are spending more time at home, contact us for a plumbing inspection or repair. We are able to make emergency repairs at any time, even during this crisis.