Did you know the average household wastes up to 180 gallons of water per week? With dripping faucets, leaky pipes, and running toilets this number can spike even more. Some of the most common plumbing problems can cause serious water waste, damage, and higher costs to homeowners. Which is why getting a handle on your home’s plumbing problems can help prevent excess damage and costs. Below are the most common plumbing problems and how the experts at Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can save the day.  

Dripping Faucets 

A dripping faucet is wasteful, costly, and just plain annoying to deal with as a homeowner. Drips can be caused by a worn-out washer or O ring which, luckily, are both easy fixes! But in some cases, a dripping faucet is caused from corrosion or improper faucet installation. 

Daigle’s team of expert plumbers can diagnose the cause and repair your dripping faucet if a simple washer or O ring doesn’t fix the drip.  

Leaking Pipes 

Leaky pipes are one of the most common plumbing problems for homeowners, but they should still be fixed fast to avoid more damage to your plumbing system and home. Leaky pipes are commonly caused by stubborn clogs, incorrect pipe laying, pipe corrosion, pipe joint damage, cracked seals or pipes, or excessive water pressure. No matter the cause, getting to the source of this problem is important to prevent further damage.  

Running Toilet 

A running toilet can waste up to 26 gallons of water per day, leading to water waste and higher costs for homeowners. A running toilet can be caused by refill tube problems, worn out flapper seals or flush valves, improperly sized flapper chains, or corroded toilet handles. Avoid wasting water and hiking up your utility bill by calling the plumbing experts at Daigle to diagnose and repair the problem.    

Weak Water Pressure  

Low water pressure can affect any and all plumbing systems in your home and is often a symptom of a bigger plumbing problem at play. Not to mention it makes showering and other daily tasks annoying when your water pressure isn’t strong enough. Weak water pressure can be a symptom of pipe corrosion, hidden water leaks, or blocked pipes can all cause water pressure issues. To avoid a bigger disaster in your home, and get back to comfortable showers, call a plumber ASAP.  

Frozen Pipes  

With New Hampshire’s notoriously harsh winters, frozen pipes are every homeowner’s worst fear. They can be caused from cold exposure due to outdoor pipes, unheated interior areas where plumbing pipes live, or little to no insulation on pipes. Frozen pipes can break and cause more serious damage to your home’s plumbing system. A pipe sleeve is a simple way to help prevent frozen pipes, but if it’s already too late, calling Daigle and getting immediate assistance is your home’s best bet.  

Slow or Clogged Drain 

Drainage problems in your home can cause health hazards and plumbing disasters. If you have one slow or clogged drain it means the problem is localized to that area of the home and will be easier to repair. As hair, soap, and other foreign objects have built up in the drain over time, routine drain cleaning can save your drains and prevent larger drainage problems. Including drain cleaning in your monthly cleaning list—or even bi-monthly, (we won’t judge)—can make a world of a difference. However, if you have multiple slow or clogged drains you could be dealing with sewer line problems. Prevent sewage backup by calling Daigle whenever you notice multiple drains are slow or clogged.    

Water heater problems  

Nobody wants to be without hot water in the middle of a New England winter. Water heater problems can be caused by a number of factors including; heating element failures, corrosion or sediment buildup in systems, loose or broken electrical connections, improper water heater installation, or the wrong size or type of system to support your home’s needs. No matter the cause, it’s important to get a failing water heater repaired or replaced immediately so you and your family can enjoy hot showers again.  

Chances are if you own a home, you’ll need a plumber to tackle common plumbing mishaps as they come up. Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can help you with your home’s plumbing systems and serve as your guide for tackling common plumbing problems.  

About Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, 

Founded over 40 years ago, Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is family-owned and operated by the Daigle family. We are proud to provide quality, dependable plumbing, heating, and cooling services for our customers in Derry, NH, and the surrounding areas. Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is your partner for all your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs. Call us today at 603-434-6353 for a free estimate.