3 Most Common Plumbing Repairs

3 Most Common Plumbing Repairs

There are three main types of plumbing repairs that help solve common problems associated with plumbing systems in modern homes: fixing a leak, fixing the mechanical components of a plumbing fixture like a faucet or valve, and unclogging a drain. Any form of plumbing issue should be fixed right away by getting in touch with emergency plumbing services since it could endanger your property or health.


Leaks in the water supply section of the system typically happen when a pipe freezes and bursts as a result, when a joint fails, or when a plastic tube degrades prematurely. Water leaves the system under pressure when a breach in the supply side of the system occurs, and this might harm the surrounding region, potentially causing a flood. Every leak that develops on the supply side of a system needs to be stopped and fixed right away.

It is also crucial to fix leaks in the drainage side of the system, even though the water is not escaping under pressure.

Water leaking from a plumbing system’s drainage side may simply pool and stagnate, but if waste is present in the water, the puddles could become hazardous. Repairing leaks in drainage pipes is just as challenging as fixing leaks in supply tubes because drainage pipes frequently pass underneath a portion of a house’s structure and landscaping before emptying into a sewage system.

Malfunctioning Fixture

The next plumbing fix involves a malfunctioning fixture. Many fixtures, including toilets, sinks, showers, bathtubs, landscape irrigation systems, etc., are serviced by a residential plumbing system. Systemic issues may arise if any of these fixtures malfunction, especially if a leak results in a reduction in water pressure.

Dripping faucets and broken toilets are the two plumbing fixture issues that occur most frequently. The most common causes of dripping faucets are a worn-out washer or faucet cartridge, both of which are reasonably easy fixes that are frequently done by the homeowner. However, if your faucet is old or causing extensive damage, hire a professional to get it repaired or replaced.

Thawing frozen pipes or mending pipes that have burst after freezing are also examples of plumbing repairs.

There are several ways that toilets can malfunction, but the majority occur inside the water tank. A worn flap valve or a broken float valve are the two most typical issues. A toilet repair job will help you rectify the situation easily.

Drain Clog

3 Most Common Plumbing Repairs

The removal of a clog from the drainage system is the third type of situation requiring plumbing repair. Sinks, bathtubs, and toilets with clogs drain slowly, and if the clog is serious enough, it may cause the water to overflow. There are various techniques to clean a clogged drainpipe, but the most straightforward one is to physically push a cable through the drain.  An electric plumber’s snake can be used to unclog major blockages, while a small closet auger can be used to unclog small stoppages.

If all else fails, hiring a professional can be the most stress-free and efficient way to resolve the issue. Made’s Plumbing has decades of experience in resolving all kinds of plumbing problems in residential and commercial spaces!