Most common domestic plumbing issues

Domestic plumbing problems can be expensive as well as cause a wide range of damage to any home or property. But what are the most common plumbing issues for domestic properties, and how can we help, here at KAM

What are the most common domestic plumbing issues?

There are a number of plumbing issues that can be a problem for domestic and residential properties. The most common of these include:

  • Slow draining sinks
  • Dripping taps
  • Low water pressure
  • Leaky pipes

Slow draining sinks or clogged drains in domestic properties

Slow draining sinks are one of the most common complaints and issues in relation to domestic plumbing. Whether it’s the bathroom or the kitchen, all home sinks can experience this issue and it is usually caused by a blockage in the pipes. In the bathroom this can be caused by hair or soap and in the kitchen this can be caused by any number of food items and congealed fats. If this problem is not quickly and efficiently resolved, it can lead to a full pipe blockage which results in even more repair work being necessary. 

Dripping taps in domestic properties

The constant drip of a domestic tap can be extremely irritating, even impacting on sleep. But it’s not just annoying, this can also waste a lot of water, and if you have a water metre this can dramatically impact on your bills. In fact, just one leaky tap could waste litres in just a few months. So what causes a dripping tap? Well, usually this is caused by an internal washer that may have been worn or damaged and as a result it is no longer tight enough. 

Domestic properties and low water pressure

Another of the most common plumbing issues experienced in a range of domestic settings is a low water pressure. This is usually much lower than the standard water pressure you experience and it means that water only trickles out of the tap, instead of gushing. This can be caused by a number of different factors including blocked pipes and limescale buildup, as well as leaks and damage to the plumbing and pipework. 

Leaky pipes in domestic properties 

Finally, leaky pipes are also a common plumbing issue that may be experienced in all manner of domestic settings. Leaks are not only irritating but they can make your property damp, and attract pests and bugs too, causing a wide range of damage to your home. Usually, leaks are caused when pipes become corroded or damaged, or when the joints between pipes become too loose. 

Choose KAM for your domestic plumbing

Here at KAM we offer a wide range of professional domestic plumbing services and we are always happy to help. Whether you have a leak or just a clogged drain, we are the team for you. We have the expertise and experience to resolve all manner of domestic plumbing issues and you can count on our top notch customer service as well. So why not get in touch with the team today?