Plumbing system is one of the most complex and delicate systems at home. It is probably the
single most important system in your home besides the structure itself. You can live without
heating, air condition or electricity, but living in today’s world without pipes would be
difficult and unsatisfying. With that being said, there are a lot of things that can go wrong in
your pipe system that will lead to it being shut down until it gets fixed.
One of the most common plumbing problem almost all people will have at one point or another is a
stopped up toilet. A toilet is essential to a sanitary environment at home. Without it, you
would have no place to dispose of feces and urine, so it’s very important that it runs as
expected. When it’s stopped up, it’s usually because of a blockage in the drainpipe because of a
foreign object or thick paper. If it’s the toilet paper, it can be easy to fix because toilet
paper is made to leak up in water. When it’s a foreign object blocking the toilet's drainpipe,
it can be a different story. Most of the time you are going to need to call a plumber with a
snake to get the object out of the drainpipe. The plumber will be able to shove the snake down
the drain and remove the object without a major issue.
The second most common plumbing issue people run into is a leaky pipe. A leaky pipe can lead to
huge water bills. You must have the problem fixed as soon as possible. Most leaky pipes come
from a connection where two pipes meet. The problem can be easily fixed. To fix the problem, you
simply turn the water off at the main valve to the house, drain the water left in the line and
diagnose the problem. It will either be a bad part, a bad connection or a lack or putty, Teflon
tape or plumbers glue. Whatever it is, simply replace or fix the problem and turn the water back
on. Sometimes pipes can leak due to being punctured by a foreign object. When this happens, turn
the water off at the main again and drain the water. Then simply replace the part from
connection to connection to solve the problem.