If you have an older home, you may find that you have to call a plumber more often than your neighbors. Research shows that homeowners, depending on the age of their home, will call a plumber once every three years! This may seem a lot to some, yet others may get a plumber a couple of times a year. There are lot of different types of plumbing problems, but there are about eight common plumbing problems that every home owner will experience at some time. Below are the list of the 8 Most Common Plumbing Problems:
- Dripping faucets
- You’ve probably ignored that dripping faucet in your home for a while. It may be a drip here and there, but that drip wastes your money. Find out how much that drip is costing you by using our drip calculator.
- Leaky PipesLeaking pipes can occur year round, not just during the colder months. Because of ground settling, Kenner, Metairie, and New Orleans homes, may have more leaking or even breaking pipes than other cities. Most pipes will begin to leak near the joints, so keep an eye out for wet spots on the ground or ceiling. A Leaking Pipe can cause a lot of damage to a home, get it fixed before the damage leaks out of control.
- Running toilets
- Did you know that a running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons per day? Just like a dripping faucet, a running toilet wastes water and costs money. Fix it and watch your water bill go down.
- Low water pressure
- A lot of older homes will experience low water pressure, but you may be asking why? The low water pressure may not be the fault of the city, but a hidden leak in your home or a clog in the pipe. There are a lot of reasons for low water pressure, some more simple than others.
- Leaking hose bibb
- A leaking hose bibb is very common in the spring and summer. Even in Louisiana, the cold during the winter can damage the hose bibb. Inspect them and check them every once in a while to make sure they do not have to be replaced or fixed.
- Slow or clogged drains
- Be very careful with over-the-counter drain cleaners. Sometimes these types of products can damage your pipes or even clog them further. If you have a slow or clogged drain, call an experienced plumber to inspect the clogged drain.
- Cracked or Broken Pipe
- Pipes break from a variety of conditions in a home that include ground settling to vegetation intrusion. A cracked or broken pipe could be mistaken for a clog or low water pressure. If you have any of these symptoms in your home, call a plumber to inspect your plumbing.
- Water heater
- Water heaters break and sometimes they even leak all of the water out of the tank. The average life of a water heater can be anywhere from eight to 12 years. If you find that your water is not heating well, check your water heater. It may be time for a new one.
At Acadian Plumbing, our expert technicians are prepared to handle any plumbing problems. Whether you have a leaky faucet, blocked drain, or a broken pipe, we can take care of all your plumbing problems. Call Acadian Plumbing today at (504) 466-7809.