The plumbing in a home or business is fairly simple.
Pressure helps fresh water enter the building, and drainage is gravity fed. Yet the number of things that can go wrong with a plumbing system seem endless.
The good news is that the reasons behind most plumbing problems are easy to find, and once found they’re easy to fix.
Here are a few:
Faucet leaks can seem inconsequential, but they can lead to an increased water bill and waste hundreds of gallons of water.
The way these leaks are fixed depends on the type of faucet.
Disk faucets, sleeve-cartridge faucets and non-compression tub faucets need new or repaired cartridge assemblies.
Stem faucets and compression faucets in tubs may need new O-rings, washers and packing.
Aerators, sprays and diverters may also need to have O-rings replaced and their connections tightened.
Low water pressure can be caused by several things, including pipes that are clogged with limescale or a hidden leak in a wall or the foundation slab.
An increased water bill and low water pressure are signs that there’s a hidden leak somewhere in the building.
Partially closed shut-off valves can also reduce water pressure, while problems with the pump can cause pressure issues for homeowners who use wells.
If the fresh water line is connected to the municipal water works, the problem might originate there.
If you suspect this, a call to the water works is in order.
Professional plumbers can flush sediment from pipes and restore normal water pressure, but if the sediment and limescale are so severe that they can’t easily be flushed out, repiping the plumbing system may be necessary.
Due to the everyday demands on your plumbing system, clogged drains are inevitable.
Luckily, there are a number of ways to unclog a drain:
If you have a plumbing issue that you can’t fix yourself, you’ll need to choose a reputable, trustworthy plumbing company to fix it for you.
Synergy Service of Nashville offers a full range of plumbing services, including repair, maintenance, upgrades and installations.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you.