8 Common Plumbing Problems and How to Fix Them
Here at Coast plumbing get callouts from across Goleta and Santa Barbara county and we’re always asked “is this a common problem?” and “will it happen again?”. Here are the most common problems and ways of fixing them!
1. Leaky Pipes
In California an amazing 18% of all water is wasted in leaks. Most pipes will begin to leak near the joints, so keep an eye out for wet spots on the ground or ceiling. Water damage to your home can be quite costly and even a small spot could indicate bigger problems.
2. Dripping Faucets
There’s only so long you can ignore it! A dripping faucet wastes water, adding up to hundreds of gallons a year, which means money on your water bill.
3. Running Toilets
A running cistern can waste up to 200 gallons per day. Its water, and money, down the drain! So get an urgent bathroom plumbing service to fix your faucet plumbing system!
4. Low Water Pressure
A frequent problem in older homes, which could be caused by hidden leaks, pipe corrosion, or even just a faulty faucet or showerhead.
5. Leaking Hose Bibb
Even in Southern California we get unexpected cold snaps in winter! External hose bibbs can easily loosen, crack and leak. A small investment in a frost-proof hose bibb, can stop this.
6. Slow Or Clogged Drains
We always warn customers to avoid supermarket drain cleaners! They often don’t work and they never solve the underlying problem. Instead call us to look at your system properly and do the right drain cleaning method!
7. Sump Pump Failure
A prolonged period of heavy rain – common in Goleta winters- can cause your sump pump to fail. A professional checkup is simple and quick and can avoid bigger problems down the line!
8. Water Heater
Sudden cold showers with no apparent reason? Depending on how its been maintained, the average life of a water heater can be anywhere from 8- 12 years. When did you last get your inspected? How old is the unit? Does it ever get maintained every 1-2 years? If not you may want to check out gas broiler repair services.