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Faucet That Drips

One of the most common plumbing issues in most homes is a dripping faucet that wastes water. If you do the calculations where a dripping faucet does one drip a second, then it would waste 86,400 drips of water per day. This results in 5.7 gallons of water that are wasted every day by a single dripping faucet. This works out to 2,000 gallons of water being wasted per year which is 8 tons of water. Consider that this is only for one dripping faucet and you may definitely have more than one dripping faucet in your home. Even if the faucet drips at a slower rate, this still results in a lot of wasted water.

Running Toilet

When you have a running toilet, this is a lot more wasteful than a dripping faucet. Consider if you have a toilet that wastes up to 30 gallons of water every day. A bigger toilet will waste more water and if you have a bidet, then this will quickly increase how much water is wasted every month by the tons. So, if you have a running toilet and you can’t make it stop on its own, you definitely need to call the plumber to fix it.

Now, it may be possible to fix a running toilet by fixing the flapper. The toilet will likely still continue to wastewater, however, it would be a lot less.

Whatever the case may be, a plumber will fix the problem. In some cases, there are toilets that may only run for a short period of time every so often. This is what is known as a haunted toilet. However, the toilet isn’t haunted, it likely has a worn-out stopper. So, it is best to install new inner fittings in your toilet when replacing it. This will ensure you don’t need to keep calling the plumber. If you are looking for plumbing parts or supplies, then I would highly recommend Plumbing Store.

Toilet Clogs

There are few things more annoying than a clogged toilet. They smell terrible and can easily overflow which would lead to getting waste matter on your floors. It may even happen due to septic system damage which is a very serious problem.

Thankfully, clogged toilets aren’t due to issues with your plumbing. There are many ways to clear a clogged toilet. You can use a plunger to clear them and if that doesn’t work, you can call a plumber. If the toilet does overflow and sewage also overflows or backs up, then there is definitely a huge issue and a plumber needs to be called asap.

If there is an overflow or multiple overflows, then there may be a blockage in the sewer line, septic tank, or even pipes in your home. A plumber would need to use particular tools to clear these clogs. There are many cases where clogs are caused by the flushing of foreign objects or things that don’t belong in a toilet. For example, this includes toys, hair, combs, food, etc. In order to keep your toilet and septic tank in great working condition, the only things that should go in your toilet are toilet paper and human waste.

Clogged Drains

Another very common plumbing issue is slow or clogged drains. In many cases, these occur due to the same reasons why a clogged toilet may occur. It is important that you don’t try to flush strange things down your drain since these can easily cause it to get clogged. However, you can’t exactly use a plunger in a sink and you shouldn’t try because that would be highly unsanitary.

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By Dave