Have you woken up or come home to the plumbing misbehaving out of the blue? If so, don’t worry because plumbing is known to do that. But what can one do in such situations apart from calling for emergency plumbers services? Here we look at some common plumbing problems and how to deal with them, by yourself if possible.
Blocked drains are among the most common plumbing issues faced by households in the UK. A drain is said to be clogged when it doesn’t drain water, or worse, causes the waste water to back up into your home. A clogged drain is usually caused by hair, foreign objects, kitchen oil and grease or even excess toilet paper stuck in the pipes. However, there are ways in which you can clear a clogged drain at home.
The same can be said for low water pressure issues and continuously flushing toilets. In the case of the former, the fault could be with a clogged shower or tap head while in case of the latter, there could be something wrong with the toilet tank. Both are not major plumbing problems and can be repaired using a few basic tools and toilet tank spares.
However, plumbing problems like leaky taps and pipes are more serious and need skilled hands to fix them. Try repairing these issues on your own only if you are confident. But if not, it’s better to pay for professional intervention.
If none of the solutions mentioned in the infographic below works for you, give us a call; especially if you live in or around Essex. ALK Plumbing & Drainage offers emergency plumbing repair services that you can call on 24×7.