Six common problems that require a plumber

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Plumbers are highly skilled tradespeople who can fix a variety of issues. Some of the most common problems are outlined below.
1. Dripping taps

The sound of a dripping tap is not only annoying but could potentially also be expensive. A tap that drips once per second can increase a water bill by up to 6%. It may be that the washer, seal, or O-ring is worn-out or that the pressure relief valve is not working correctly.

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2. Toilet issues

The most common problems with household toilets are that they do not flush correctly or there is what is known as a ‘running toilet’ where the water keeps running constantly. This is effectively a leak. A plumber can usually resolve these issues fairly easily.

3. No water

This is inconvenient and frustrating but can usually be sorted by a plumber if it is an issue that is restricted to your property (wider outages may need the water company involved). The most common causes of lack of water are stopcock issues, leaks, or damaged pipes.

4. Water pressure issues

This is where the water is coming out of the taps or shower, but the flow or pressure is not what it should be. The most common cause of this issue is a build-up of sediment or limescale in the aerator but it can also be caused by pipe corrosion, blocked sewer lines, or leaks.

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5. Leaking pipes

There are a few causes of leaking pipes including corrosion, clogging, damaged seals, and damaged pipe joints. A plumber can identify the problem and make repairs if needed.

If you are experiencing any of the issues outlined in this article and live in the Gloucestershire area, you should easily be able to find a plumber in Cheltenham who can help. There are a number of professionals based in the city with excellent online resources, such as

6. Slow draining

Multiple slow drains in one property could be caused by an issue with the sewer line. This is a complex problem that requires a skilled plumber.

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