Plumbing problems come in all shapes and sizes. Small and inexpensive leaks such as dripping faucets and leaking toilets can cause serious structural damage to a house or business, as well as destroy its contents.
Being aware of the issues will save you unexpected headaches in the future and allow you to negotiate sales, trade-ins, and installations. If you’re planning to move into a new home, pay attention to the following five most frequent plumbing issues in new construction:
1. Clogged pipes
Clogged pipes can be problematic for a variety of reasons. They are usually a sign of future problems with the installation, such as sewage backups and unpleasant odors.
Clogged pipes are often caused by tree roots. In some cases, improper installation, neglect by home builders, and cheap materials can also cause this problem. Clogged pipes can be more difficult to fix if they involve larger sewer systems and affect your entire block.
2. Blocked drains
A clogged pipe or two is one thing, but clogged drains are quite another. If you have problems with clogged pipes, problems with clogged drains are not far behind. A variety of substances can be the cause of your clogged drains.
Random debris from construction can clog your drains, so grease and other debris from home or property construction can cause problems. The blockage is always a problem, but it goes from troublesome to dangerous when toxic substances are involved. They can slowly poison the water and drainage areas in your home
3. Low water pressure
There is nothing worse than the low water pressure in the shower. Soap scum is hard to remove!
Low water pressure can occur suddenly or gradually, so it may not be noticeable when you move in. That is why it is essential that you have a timely professional inspection of all the plumbing in your home.
This problem can also occur outside your home. Low water pressure in your home can be caused, for instance, by a local water main break. Ask your neighbors if they experience low water pressure.
4. Leaky faucets and pipes
The slow drip of a leaky faucet is more than just an annoying sound. Water can be wasted in excess of 3,000 gallons a year by drips and drops. That’s over six months’ worth of showers and can increase your water bills by up to 10%!
Leaky faucets and pipes usually have an improperly installed or defective washer inside.
5. Running toilets
You used the toilet a few minutes ago, but you can still hear the water running. Do not ignore this problem in newly built houses, it can cost you a lot of money.Flushing toilets constantly flow water into and out of your home. It is possible that tens of gallons of water are easily lost each day.
Even a new home is not exempt from plumbing problems. Call a general contractor near you. He will suggest a professional plumber check your plumbing, heating, and cooling systems.