Having excellent plumbing is a basic need in any home. Every day, we take a bath, wash our hands, and clean our dishes. On top of that, there’s laundry, plants, and sewage that needs to be taken care of. If you have a sound plumbing system, you don’t even have to think twice about being able to do these tasks because you know you’ll have the water source you need. The problem with bad or damaged plumbing is not just the added cost and the hassle that comes with its poor performance; at the end of the day, it can be disgusting.
Make sure you avoid some of these mishaps and make sure you get the problem fixed before it becomes too much to handle.
- Smelly drainage
If your sink or any drainage reeks of rotten food or sewage, this is a real sign of trouble in your pipes. No one wants to have an unstoppable stench wafting around their bathroom or kitchen. Its cause could be anything from a severe clog, a leaky P-trap (this is in charge of keeping sewage smells out), a blocked vent, and a diminished toilet wax ring to pipe accessories that have rusted over. Though all of these would require some quick intervention, a lot of the time, it all comes down to a thorough drain cleaning. That gets rid of blockages and smells and allows any other underlying problems to come to light so that they can be addressed. Plus, it can prevent any issues with slow draining when using the sink or taking a shower.
- Leaking toilet
It is a big problem that can make it hard to do your business in the restroom or bathroom. Imagine flushing number 2 down only to find it backing up and spilling over onto the floor. It can be a nightmare to see and especially to clean, and that’s not to mention the costs of having a continuous leak affecting your bills. Often, this starts as an unnoticeable thing unless you keep an eye out for unexplainable wet puddles that may be around your toilet even when it’s not in use. Problems with your flush valve are often the culprit here, and although it’s gross to have a used toilet leaking, it can be even more problematic to have a silent leak that ends up costing up to 300 gallons of water wasted.
- Sewage overflow
Nobody wants sewage in their home or anywhere near their property. However, if you have a breakage between the sewage line to your home, you might just see some blackwater or greywater spillingonto your lawnor indoors. It’s a given that these carry so many nasty things in them and hazardous pathogens that you don’t want to touch. Although the issue would usually be rooted back to the central system, it would be wise to check if there are any blockages near you from tree roots or other items.
These issues are no joke as they can cause a host of health problems and are plain unpleasant to live with. Make sure you have good plumbing practices in your home, and if there’s a problem, contact the right professionals immediately.