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5 Common Plumbing Problems and How to Avoid Them

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What good is a project if it doesn’t have access to clean water? Among the inner workings of a house or a building, plumbing is definitely one of the most important.

As explained by metropha.com, “plumbing services ensure that water comes in and out of a house properly.” For a plumbing system to do its job, it’s critical that its components – pipes and fittings, drainage, and fixtures – are installed properly and in good condition. If one part of the system is faulty, it’s highly likely that you might encounter leaks and clogged drains – two of the most dreaded plumbing problems in a project.

Avoid these mishaps by taking note of the most common plumbing problems and making sure each is properly addressed before the turnover date:

Running toilet
While a running toilet still functions per usual, its constant running means water is wasted. According to homeclimates.com, this happens when the components of the toilet aren’t working properly such as the flapper valve and fill tube or there’s a leak.

To avoid this, check each component of the toilet upon installation and do a leak test. A leak test is done by putting food coloring in the tank then checking the bowl if the colored water has traveled down because of a leak.

Clogged Drains
Drains are put in place to ensure passage of liquids. However, when something partially or fully blocks the drains, clogging occurs. This results in water backing up in the sink, in the shower, and in the toilet bowl.

Blockage can be avoided by installing sink strainers and proper garbage disposal. Thinking ahead helps lessen the risk of dealing with clogged drains in the future.

Low water pressure
One of the most common causes of low water pressure is a leaky pipe. If you’re almost done with your project, checking for leaks can be done by turning off all taps to see if the meter changes even if no one is using water. Another possible reason for low water pressure is the buildup of sediments and minerals in the pipes, thereby slowing the flow of water.

Choose quality pipes that can stand the test of time but advise owners to regularly check for leaks. Installing filtration systems can also help manage and avoid the buildup of minerals.

Water heater issues
Water heaters are prone to issues as well as leaks often cause not having enough water and deposits are known to reduce the efficiency of heaters.

Upon turnover of the project, advise the owners or the person in charge of maintaining the plumbing system to check the pressure valve regularly and that the tank is flushed occasionally to avoid the buildup of sediment.

Leaky faucets and pipes
Having leaks not only causes some of the previously mentioned plumbing problems, it can also be very expensive if left unaddressed. In addition, due to pressure and use, dealing with busted pipes become inevitable. Ultimately, leaks and broken pipes can affect the structural integrity of your project as well.

While some pipes do age over time, leaks can be prevented through regular inspection and by using tried-and-tested products that ensure proper adhesion between pipes.

Choosing a solvent cement that’s guaranteed to get the job done can add value to your project. Pioneer Pro PVC Pipe Jointing PVC Solvent Cement is a specially formulated resin-based general construction adhesive that’s designed for bonding PVC pipes, fittings, and sheets.

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It’s not only easy to use and fast setting, it also offers superior adhesion and best of all, waterproof bonding – a certified must when working on plumbing systems. Don’t wait for a leaky pipe or a clogged drain to address plumbing issues. It would help if during the construction process, you can already rest easy knowing that the pipes are secure and can get water running smoothly which Pioneer Pro Pipe Jointing PVC Solvent Cement can help you with.

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