To many people, a leaky tap or faucet is often something that can be ignored. Yet, left over time, this can lead to a high utility or water bill and may even result in greater damage to your plumbing or home.
Luckily, if noticed early, a leaky tap can often be fixed. Common solutions include replacing worn or inefficient washers. Even if the entire tap needs to be replaced then this can be completed with relative ease.
Found commonly in the bathroom and kitchen, drains are another area open to damage or wear and tear. A drain is designed to allow water through, keeping larger items out. However, when this gets blocked the water has nowhere to go, clogging up the sink, bath or shower basin as a result.
Depending on what’s causing the problem, there are various plumbing supplies that can fix the problem. A simple plunger might remove a blockage near the water surface via suction whilst cleaning the piping by unscrewing it from the fixture could remove any blockages found further along your plumbing.
Working in a similar function to a clogged drain, blocked toilets are also a common occurrence. Here it is more often a buildup of waste rather causing the problem.
Again, a simple plunger will do the trick. Failing this a sewer snake or other device can infiltrate around the U-bend. In more extreme cases, the pipes themselves might need addressing. If you aren’t sure what to do, give Able Plumbing a call to take a look and fix the situation.
Hot water is an important part of any house. As such, the water heater is of prime importance. Yet they can often break down, resulting in a loss of hot water in the house.
There are many reasons for this. Most of these problems can be addressed with new heating supplies which are inexpensive and easy to manage.