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3 Common Home Plumbing Problems March 4, 2019

Irondequoit, Monroe
3 Common Home Plumbing Problems, Irondequoit, New York

It can be easy to ignore the quiet drip of a faucet or ignore a slow drain, but taking care of these common plumbing problems is easier when they’re handled as soon as possible. In many cases, the issue can be fixed with the help of easy-to-find plumbing parts, but you’ll still need to understand the basics of the problem and how to repair it. Instead of letting that drip or clog linger on, here’s a guide that will help you take care of it.

A Guide to Common Plumbing Issues

1. Leaking Faucets

A tiny drop of water leaking from a faucet might not seem like a major problem, but that leak can quickly add up over time. In fact, a single faucet dripping 30 times every minute wastes more than 1,000 gallons of water every year. Leaks are generally a DIY fix and require tools, such as a wrench and screw driver. 

2. Constantly Running Toilet

plumbing partsLike a leaky faucet, a running toilet can waste an enormous amount of water and spike your utility bills. An improperly operating flapper valve (a device that controls the flow of water from the tank to the toilet bowl) is often the problem. This plumbing part can be easily bought at a hardware store. A toilet repair kit will have all the necessary tools you need to replace the valve and stop the waste of water.

3. Slow Drains

If you’re having an issue with slow drainage, there are a variety of factors that could be causing it. From a buildup of food debris in your kitchen sink to a mass of hair in your bathroom drains, these issues can damage your system. Plumbing parts like a drain snake can take care of most clogs, but you may need drain-cleaning chemicals for tougher blockages.

 

If you need the right equipment to fix one of these common issues, Black’s Hardware in Monroe County, NY, has all the plumbing parts you’ll need. This community hardware store has been providing the best selection of products at competitive prices for more than 70 years. The experienced staff will help you find the right part for your problem. Visit the website to learn more about their inventory or call (585) 544-9896 to speak with a member of their team.

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