10 Common Plumbing Issues and How to Fix Them


Dripping Faucets

Fix a dripping faucet by replacing the worn-out washer or O-ring inside the faucet handle.


Clogged Drains

Clear clogged drains by using a plunger or a plumbing snake to remove any blockages. You can also try using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar followed by hot water.


Running Toilet

To fix a running toilet, adjust or replace the flapper valve, which is often the cause of the issue. You can also check the float arm and adjust the water level in the tank.


Low Water Pressure

Clean mineral deposits from your showerhead or faucet aerator to improve low water pressure. If the issue persists, check for leaks or contact a professional plumber.


Leaky Pipes

Repair leaky pipes by turning off the water supply, drying the area, and applying plumber's tape or a pipe sealant. If the leak is severe, consider calling a plumber.


Water Heater Problems

Check the pilot light on a gas water heater or the heating element on an electric water heater if you're experiencing no hot water. It may need to be relit or replaced.


Slow Draining Sinks

Remove debris and gunk from the sink's drain stopper or use a drain cleaner to clear any obstructions. Consider regular maintenance to prevent future clogs.


Toilet Clogs

Use a plunger or a toilet auger to dislodge stubborn toilet clogs. Avoid flushing items that can cause blockages, such as sanitary products or excessive toilet paper.


Faulty Garbage Disposal

If your garbage disposal is jammed, use an Allen wrench to manually rotate the blades and remove any obstructions. Avoid putting hard or fibrous foods in the disposal.


Sewer Line Backup

If you notice multiple drains backing up or sewage odors, it could indicate a sewer line issue. In such cases, it's best to contact a professional plumber to assess and fix the problem.