Identifying plumbing problems in a new build home

When moving into a newly constructed home, many people assume that everything will be in perfect working order. However, plumbing issues can become apparent over a short amount of time and these can cause a number of significant issues if left untreated. So what are the options for identifying plumbing problems in a new build home? And how can you resolve these issues?

What are the options for identifying plumbing problems in a new build home?

There are a number of different factors to look out for when it comes to identifying any plumbing issues or problems in new build homes. These include:

  • Leaky faucets 
  • Low water pressure
  • Toilet issues
  • Drainage issues

Leaky faucets and fixtures in new build homes 

One of the most common plumbing problems in new homes is leaky faucets or fixtures. While this might not seem like a significant problem, this can waste a substantial amount of water over time, and lead to an increase in water bills. This problem should however be easy to identify. You will be able to hear a consistent dripping noise from the fixtures, or you will identify small amounts of water building up. This problem can be easy to resolve by simply tightening the fixtures and ensuring that these are not loose.

Low water pressure in new build homes

Inadequate water pressure is another common issue that is associated with new build properties. This can be frustrating when trying to use showers, faucets, or appliances. Low water pressure can be caused by a range of factors including sediment buildup in pipes, improper pipe sizing, or issues with the water supply. If you are experiencing low water pressure, you will need to contact a professional and reputable team, like us here at KAM. 

Running toilets

If water is constantly flowing into the overflow tube of the toilet, this will be making a constant noise and wasting a significant amount of water. This is often a source of annoyance for new home owners but it can be easily resolved by a professional team who may need to replace some parts like the valve, float or flapper. 

Drainage issues in new build homes 

Drainage problems are a less common issue in new build properties but they do pop up from time to time. If you are noticing slow sink, shower or tub draining, this is a key indicator of a drainage issue. This can be caused by a range of factors including the improper installation of pipes, debris buildup in drain lines, or issues with the sewer system. If you encounter drainage issues in multiple locations, it’s essential to consult a professional team like us here at KAM, who can inspect the plumbing system and address the problem at its source.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at KAM Ltd.