What Are The Most Common Plumbing Issues In Homes?

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Wondering what problems professional plumbers have to fix in homes the most often? In this blog from Wilco Plumbing, we’ll discuss a few of the most common plumbing repair jobs in Sydney, and help you learn more about how each one can be fixed. Read on to learn more – or call us now at 02 9186 3371 if you need a plumbing service in Sydney!

1. Blocked Sink, Bath & Shower Drains

A blocked kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or bath/shower drain is the most common plumbing issue in Sydney. Over time, debris like hair, fat from soap, grease from cooking, or food particles can cause serious clogs in your drain. You may need the help of a plumbing professional to break apart the clogs in your blocked drains and ensure that your plumbing fixtures can drain properly once again.

2. Clogged Toilets

Toilets can become clogged if the water flow is not strong enough to clear away waste and toilet paper, or if objects like sanitary pads, paper towels, and other non-flushables are flushed down the toilet. Some clogs can be cleared on your own, but large clogs typically require the help of a professional plumber.

3. Clogged Garbage Disposal

If your kitchen sink drain has a garbage disposal, it can become clogged by some kinds of food, such as coffee grounds or very fibrous foods like pineapple. You may need the help of a plumber to remove your garbage disposal, clean the debris out of the appliance, and re-install it into your kitchen sink.

4. Dripping Faucets/Taps & Leaky Pipes

A dripping faucet or tap isn’t just a minor annoyance – it can cost you money on your monthly water bill. The same is true of leaky pipes, which can also cause serious water damage to your carpet, electrical systems, and even the structural components of your home. If you notice any signs of leaks or water damage or you have a faucet

5. Leaking Or Running Toilets

A running toilet or leaking toilet can cost you a lot of money on your water bills, or even cause water damage in your bathroom. Leaking or running toilets are often damaged and may require specialised repairs or replacement to fix the issue and keep your bathroom clean and dry.

6. Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure could indicate a valve issue, leak, or old pipes that have a lot of mineral buildup. You’ll need the help of a professional plumber to diagnose the issue and determine the proper solution.

7. Faulty Water Heater

If your water heater isn’t working, it may need maintenance or repairs – or need to be replaced entirely. A faulty water heater isn’t just inconvenient, but can also be dangerous if it heats your water to an excessively high temperature, or if it’s a gas heater and it begins leaking carbon monoxide. If you’re having issues with your hot water system, you need to contact a plumber immediately.


Got Plumbing Issues? Contact Our Plumbing Company In Sydney To Get Help!

Common plumbing problems don’t have to inconvenience you and your family in Sydney. At Wilco Plumbing, we have the experience, knowledge, and tools to deal with any problem related to your plumbing system – from slow draining tubs and showers to blocked drains, damaged sewer lines, water pressure problems, and more.

So don’t wait. If you need help fixing the problem, just contact us online or give us a ring at 02 9186 3371 to speak with one of our professional plumbers in Sydney right away, and get the plumbing repair service you need in.