Common Plumbing Problems And How To Fix Them

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Here are a few of the most common plumbing issues, and what you can do to fix them.

Toilet clogs

Don’t blame your toilet for clogging on you – if it doesn’t have a clog and water is still backing up, there’s probably an obstruction in the pipes leading from the toilet through your home’s sewer system outside of your house. Toilet clogs often arise when hair and other tissues have collected inside the toilet bowl. When you flush the toilet, these tissues and hair get stuck in the plumbing of your sewer system, and then the water back-ups into the toilet.


Plumbing leaks are always a bad thing. You’ve likely heard of a sink leak, or even a faucet leak. There’s one called a toilet leak that you might not have heard about (unless you’ve been there). The simple problem is that leaks can be caused by anything from bad joints between the pipes inside your house to broken pipes, and they can come in different sizes and levels of severity. Once they get started, they can continue leaking until you either fix them or they collapse on themselves.

Water hammer

Water hammer is caused by a swift change in pressure between two points in your pipe system. It’s most often caused when water is flowing along the pipes quickly, and then the pipes slow down for a moment, resulting in a sudden change in pressure level. The result is that water gushes back and forth from the source of the problem from one end of your plumbing to another.

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Overflowing sewage

If the water in your toilet has been there for 24 hours or more, and if you haven’t intentionally run the water, there’s a problem with your plumbing that needs to be fixed. It might be that you have a clog in your sewer line, or it might be that there’s fire damage or other causes as well. If you don’t know what to do about it – call a plumber.

Smelly, dirty water

If you’ve been noticing a stench coming from your toilet, or if the water in your toilets looks dirty, there’s a good chance that you have an issue with your plumbing. Sometimes these issues arise because of insufficient chemicals in the toilet’s flush system. If you don’t know what to do about it, call a plumber.