Plumbing Issues That May Require New Equipment

Apr 15, 2022

Sometimes fixing a plumbing issue is as simple as plunging a toilet. However, there are other instances when the necessary plumbing repairs may be more extensive and require new equipment. While this is never fun for homeowners, neglecting to replace your equipment when it’s time to do so can yield disastrous results like water-damaged flooring, mold growth, and backed-up sewer lines.

Let’s take a look at some of the types of plumbing issues that can require replacements.

Discolored Water

Let’s be clear — the water coming through your faucets should also be clear. Any discoloration or murkiness are signs of issues like rust, pipe corrosion, mold growth, or algae. If your water isn’t clear, this is an indication to call a plumber immediately to diagnose the problem. If damaged pipes are the cause, you’ll likely need to get them replaced.

Low Water Pressure

You might have low water pressure because of a simple clog or water heater malfunction, but it could also be due to a leaking or damaged pipe. If your pipes are the problem, you will need a professional plumber to assess the situation and determine if they need to be repaired or replaced.

Leaky Faucets

Repairing a dripping faucet is a common plumbing fix that is often complete after simply replacing the cartridge, washer, or O-ring. However, if the leak is persistent or coming from the base or handle, the best solution may be to replace your faucet. New faucets are typically affordable and can even upgrade the appearance of your space.

Constantly Clogged Toilet

Does your toilet clog frequently and easily? This is a common issue with older, low-flow toilets. These toilets often don’t have enough flush pressure, causing you to reach for the plunger more often than you’d like.

If this is a constant issue for you, or if your toilet is cracked, wobbling, or excessively old, it may be time to call a plumber to replace the toilet entirely. Keep in mind that replacing your older low-flow toilet doesn’t have to mean sacrificing water conservation efforts. Newer models of efficient toilets can now flush powerfully without wasting water.

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