As a homeowner, you must be aware of common plumbing problems in your home. Knowing these issues’ signs can help you ensure they are fixed quickly and correctly, saving you time and money. From clogged drains to burst pipes, here are some of the most common plumbing issues and how to address them.

1. Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are frustrating, inconvenient, and messy. A clog can occur due to a buildup of debris, grease, hair, or other items in the drain pipe. When this happens, water cannot flow freely through the pipe and may return to your sink or tub. As a homeowner, it’s essential to watch for common signs of clogs: slow draining of water-backed-up toilets or strangely full sinks. To unclog a drain, use a plunger or snake tool and baking soda and vinegar. If the issue persists, it’s best to call your local plumber with the know-how and tools to help get things running smoothly again.

2. Leaking Pipes

Leaks can occur anywhere in your home’s plumbing system but are most common around joints or connections between two pipes. If left unchecked, leaking pipes can cause water damage throughout your home and higher utility bills due to wasted water. If you notice any water dripping from your pipes (even if it’s just a tiny puddle), it’s essential to call a plumber from Top Notch Heating and Plumbing immediately before the issue worsens.

3. Low Water Pressure

The causes of low water pressure may vary depending on the specifics of each home. Generally, it is caused by failing or inefficient water pumps or pipes too small for the amount of water flowing through them. It can also be caused by leaks or blockages in your pipes, mineral deposits building up inside them over time, as well as old fixtures that need replacing. Low water pressure not only affects your ability to do daily tasks such as washing dishes and clothes, but it can also affect the integrity of your plumbing system.

Checking the built-in pressure regulator on the main incoming pipe and replacing clogged or corroded fixtures are potential solutions to low water pressure. Accurate diagnosis and professional help are recommended when solving this typical plumbing problem. An expert plumber will inspect all visible piping for any signs of leaks or damage, then replace any outdated fixtures that could reduce water pressure in your home.

Rely on the Experts

Being aware of common plumbing problems can save you from expensive repairs down the line. With some basic knowledge about how the plumbing system works and what signs to look for when something isn’t working properly, you can ensure that any repairs are handled quickly and correctly. If you’re unsure where to start with your plumbing issues, reach out to plumbing experts from Top Notch Heating and Plumbing. Our team of trained technicians uses their skills and expertise to safely and quickly repair the issue.

We also offer comprehensive heating, sewer, drain, and plumbing services throughout Victor, ID, and the surrounding areas, including Teton and Snake River Valleys. Some of our solutions include water heaters, boilers, sump pumps, drain cleaning, radiant floor heat, pressure safety tanks, thermostats, and hydronic heat. Contact Top Notch Heating and Plumbing today for exceptional heating, sewer, drain, and plumbing solutions.

Chris Koch


24 years of industry experience
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