We’ve pulled together a list of common household plumbing issues people face on a daily basis and here’s our advice on dealing with them.

Common day to day plumbing issues

Low water pressure If both the hot and cold have low pressure the most likely cause is the aerator which probably just needs a clean.

What is an ‘aerator’? – A faucet aerator is a plumbing device that is attached to the tip of a faucet. Its job is to restrict the amount of water that flows out of your faucet while maintaining the same perceptible flow rate. Even though a faucet aerator is inexpensive, it is one of the most effective tools for conserving water at home.

What is a ‘faucet aerator’? – A tap or a faucet is the controller which regulates whether flow occurs, increases decrease or is stopped. In a bath tub, one opens (or closes) the faucet so water will flow (or stop) from the spigot.

What is a ‘spigot’? – A spigot is a device for controlling the flow of liquid in a tap.

Slow draining sink – Often the pop-up that is used to stop up the sink can collect a lot of hair and debris over time and needs to be cleaned away

Slow draining bath – As with the sink the bath drain can be full of hair which slows the water down as it drains out of the tub. Clear this away and you should have a free-flowing drain

Running toilet – A constantly running toilet is a common problem in many homes, not to mention a major annoyance and detractor from your home’s energy efficiency. Possible scenarios could be faulty flappers, broken fill valves, a float that’s too high or waterlogged or mineral build ups. Always call on the professionals for this one!

If you need any help or support with plumbing issues in your home, call us today!