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*This blog post is for informational purposes only – for plumbing problems in your home contact a licensed plumber.

There are a handful of common issues that are well-known for disrupting the smooth functioning of your plumbing system. We uncover these problems and offer some practical solutions to fix them.

1. Leaky Taps

That constant drip, drip, drip, from your kitchen tap is likely a leaky tap. If the problem is minor, a tap repair can be done easily and quickly.

Start by turning off the water supply to the tap. Then, remove the handle and check for any worn-out or damaged parts, particularly seals. Replace any faulty components and reassemble the tap.

If the leak persists, it is best to contact a professional residential plumber who has the correct tools and can identify the cause of the persistent leak.

2. Clogged Drains

A blocked drain is a frustrating and inconvenient problem to deal with.

One effective method is using a plunger to create suction and dislodge the blockage. Simply place the plunger over the drain and push and pull vigorously to create pressure that can break up the clog.

Another popular method is using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Pour a cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by a cup of vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes, then flush with hot water. The chemical reaction between the two ingredients can help dissolve the clog.

If these methods don’t work, call your local plumber as the blockage might be more severe.

3. Running Water in Your Toilets

One common cause of the running water in your toilet is a faulty flapper valve. The flapper valve is located at the bottom of the tank and controls the flow of water into the bowl. If it’s worn out or not properly sealed, water will continuously leak into the bowl, causing the toilet to run. To fix this, you can try adjusting the chain that connects the flapper valve to the flush handle. If that doesn’t work, you may need to replace the flapper valve altogether.

Another potential culprit is a damaged or misaligned toilet flange, which connects the toilet to the floor and the sewer pipe. If this is the issue, you need to call a professional plumber to properly repair or replace the flange.

4. Low Water Pressure

One possible cause of low water pressure is a problem with the water pressure regulator. This device is responsible for maintaining consistent water pressure throughout your home. If it becomes faulty or malfunctions, it can result in low water pressure.

Another common cause of low water pressure is mineral buildup in your pipes. Over time, minerals such as calcium and magnesium can accumulate and restrict the flow of water. To fix this issue, you may need to call a professional plumber to clean or replace the affected pipes.

5. Burst Pipes

If you notice a sudden gushing sound or water flooding somewhere in your home, you’re likely dealing with burst pipes. Burst pipes can cause significant damage to your property if not addressed promptly.

Factors like pipe corrosion can weaken the integrity of pipes, increasing the risk of bursting. Regular maintenance and inspection can help identify any signs of corrosion and allow for timely repairs before it becomes a big problem.

If you discover a burst pipe, it’s important to shut off the water supply immediately and contact a professional plumber who can fix the issue quickly.

With these simple steps, you can ensure a smoothly operating plumbing system and a stress-free home environment.

Some minor plumbing issues may allow for a quick home fix. However, always seek professional assistance if needed, and always prioritise regular maintenance to prevent future issues. SJK Collective is your affordable, 24-hour emergency plumber in Brisbane. Contact us for all your plumbing needs.

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SJK Collective

SJK Collective are a team of experts who will get the job done affordably and professionally! Situated in Brisbane, SJK Collective is a locally owned company who have been around for over 10 years. With a motto of ‘no problems, only solutions’ SJK Collective offers a full scale electrical, air conditioning, plumbing, gas and solar service to Brisbane and surrounding regions.

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