Plumbing problems can be a real pain. No matter if your plumbing is brand new or very old, you at least expect your plumbing to hold up and when it fails, it can cause catastrophic damage, depending on the type of problem you’re presented with. This is why it’s important to have an on-call inner-city plumbing service, like Service Fox. Our plumbers operate as an emergency plumber in the Eastern Suburbs, so if you find yourself treading water, let us know straight away. 

Here are five of the most common plumbing problems you’ll face as a homeowner.

Common plumbing problems

Blocked Drains 

These are usually a really simple fix but can be problematic as a blocked drain in one part of your plumbing system can impact a different part of your plumbing system. The secret to unclogging a blocked drain is patience and the right tools. The first step is to identify – if you can – why the drain is blocked. Once you’ve done this, you can decide the right step to take next. If you have a plunger, then it’s a good idea to start using it to unclog your drain. 

If you find this unsuccessful, it might be a good idea to call a plumber in Cronulla who specialises in blocked drains. They can come at a moment’s notice with a variety of different tools to help get that drain working again. Usually, it’s a short visit and you’re back up and running.

A Burst Pipe 

While these are less common, they can certainly happen in older plumbing systems, and they’re probably among the worst nightmares of homeowners. Burst pipes can flood homes very quickly. So, if you discover a burst pipe – regardless of how much damage it’s already caused, you need to call an emergency plumber in the Eastern Suburbs. Plumbers like 24-hour plumbers in the Sutherland Shire operate no matter what time of day or night. So, if you get a burst pipe in the dead of night, call them.  

If you are unable to shut the water off at the source to your home, for whatever reason, you need to call a plumber. Even if you are able to stop the water flow, you’ll need to call a plumber to replace the burst pipe.

Dripping Faucets 

This problem occurs when the internal washer that stops water flowing through the faucet when it is turned off has become dislodged, worn or torn. Dripping faucets can cost you hundreds of dollars throughout the years and can drip away gallons of water. It’s imperative that you get that rubber gasket, or internal washer replaced as soon as possible.

If your faucet head unscrews, this may be something you can do yourself. However, it’s worth getting a plumber to check it over once you’ve replaced it — if the problem persists.

Faulty Water Heater 

If you find that your hot water is losing heat as you run it, then you may have a problem with your hot water heater. This cannot be rectified alone; you’ll need the help of a plumbing professional. Be sure to contact Service Fox plumbers for an affordable plumbing option in Sydney. We can come out and inspect your water heater to see if there is any damage externally or test the internals to see if they’re the problem.

Sewer System Backups 

This is another nightmare for homeowners that doesn’t bear repeating for anyone who’s already experienced it. Whether you’re dealing with a septic system for the first time, or you’ve had one for a while, you’ll know when it’s time to empty it. The smell alone will be enough to let you know. If you find this is the case, give Service Fox a call and we’ll put you in touch with a septic cleaning and removal company in the Eastern Suburbs.

If you are having issues with your septic system backing up into your home, then you have a whole other host of problems that’ll need to be looked at. Give us a call right away if you’re experiencing this problem and we’ll be right out to help diagnose and fix it. 

No matter whether you’re familiar with your house’s plumbing or not, sometimes you need professional help and that’s when you can turn to Service Fox. We’ve been servicing Sydney and the Eastern Suburbs for a long time now and our reputation speaks for itself. If you find yourself with any of these problems that you can’t DIY a fix for, get in touch.