The matter of residential maintenance is never-ending for homeowners. Ensuring each component in your home is working as intended requires keen, regular observation of how everything functions. This rings especially true for plumbing systems. When working properly, a home’s plumbing system can be easily overlooked, but if certain issues are not addressed in a timely manner, they can result in costly repairs.

Save both time and money by following these tips from our plumbing company for avoiding four of the most common plumbing problems in residential spaces.

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Clogged Drains

The drains in any plumbing system are in large part designed for the passage of liquids. However, certain liquids, such as cooking fats and oils, can turn solid after being poured down the drain, resulting in a clog. Other types of food waste accidentally put into the sink can likewise cause this issue. In bathrooms, sink, bathtub, and shower drains are commonly clogged due to an accumulation of hairs that make their way into the pipes over time. Similarly, oils and residues from shower and bath products can cause blockages. To avoid having to deal with a clogged drain, we recommend installing hair catchers in the bathroom and sink strainers in the kitchen. For clogs that won’t budge, however, be sure to contact our plumbers for professional drain cleaning services — we’ll clear that pipe in no time!

Overflowing Toilet

An overflowing toilet is among the most anxiety-inducing plumbing issues faced by homeowners and for good reason. Flushing the toilet and seeing the bowl continue to fill is always a cause for concern. Whether it’s a result of sanitary wipes, feminine products, or other non-flushable products being tossed into the bowl, this issue could be costly and bring your family’s restroom access to a halt. Sunshine Plumbing and Gas offers dependable emergency plumbing services for quick and effective repair of any type of commercial or residential plumbing problem, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To help prevent your toilet from overflowing, be sure to keep the area around your toilet clear and make sure to read the label on all products you intend to flush. We recommend erring on the side of caution by flushing only human waste and toilet paper!

Running Toilet

In contrast with an overflowing toilet, a running toilet could be indicative of a plumbing leak in your plumbing system. Other common causes of a running toilet include mineral buildup due to hard water, a defective flapper, and too little or too much water. An effective way to avoid this issue is by maintaining a fewer number of appliances and fixtures in your home. Fortunately, for homeowners who enjoy quick, do-it-yourself fixes, a running toilet can usually be restored to proper function by ensuring the fill tube is placed correctly, adjusting the float or refill valve, and assessing the condition of the flapper, and possibly replacing it. Whether you’d like a professional to inspect your adjustments to the running toilet or you prefer to have an expert perform the repair, we have you covered. Contact us today to schedule a clogged toilet repair.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is a common nuisance among many homeowners. This is one problem that may result from a number of different factors, including corroded pipes, hard water, regular pipe clogs, shared pipelines, leaking pipes, faulty fixtures, and even an issue with your water supplier. While we can’t correct an issue with the water supply company, we can help address and remediate any issues related to your pipes to increase water pressure in your home through our comprehensive range of residential plumbing services. Depending on the source of the issue, we can increase your water pressure through water softening, shower maintenance, and piping services, among other available services. To prevent this issue and help ensure strong water pressure, homeowners can maintain fewer appliances and fixtures in their residence.