Faucet Handle Leaks
Some faucets, usually old-style
units, use either a washer or packing (which looks
somewhat like greased yarn) to keep water from escaping...
Water Pipe Leaks
A leaking pipe can occur at any time,
especially in older homes. Whenever a leak is detected in
a pipe, first turn off the water supply to...
Water Pipes Are
Lack of heat, or unusually cold
weather, causes water in pipes to freeze solid...
Water Pipes Are Noisy
Whistling, banging, humming, or
chattering sounds coming from plumbing pipes are often
Water Pressure Is Low
The flow of water from faucets and
other fixtures is not adequate or is much lower than
Drain Is Clogged
Assuming that the plumbing for the
fixture was correctly installed, most blockages occur
close to the fixture’s trap—especially if the clog...
Drain Pipes Are
Drain pipes are clogged or drain
slowly and clog appears to be beyond fixture...
The stopper in the tub doesn’t
operate, doesn’t seal, or causes slow drainage...
Holes Are Clogged
With use, holes in showerheads can
become plugged, causing water to shoot out un plugged
holes with extra force, resulting in an...
Well Is Running Dry
In rural areas where homes are unable
to connect to municipal water systems, a private well may
eventually lose its ability to supply...
Septic System Backs
Wastewater from on- site sewage
system backs up into home sewer lines or seeps to the