Moving into a new home is stressful enough; who wants to deal with plumbing issues already? Unfortunately, not all homeowners will elude the task of having to deal with broken faucets or pipes that aren’t properly sealed. Our team at Knight Plumbing wants to make sure you are properly informed of the potential plumbing issues your newly built home may have. You can check out a few of the most common culprits below!
Clogged pipes can occur due to a number of reasons. In new homes, the most likely causes can be dirt, small objects, or offset pipes. What may seem like minuscule things to wash down the drain during construction can come back to cause problems later. Grease and other oils that were used during the building process can also create build-up within your pipes. If the clog is coming from something like dirt or other materials that can be broken down, you can try a remedy like Draino, baking soda and vinegar, or a drain snake. If the clog is more serious, contact Knight Plumbing to make sure that it gets taken care of correctly!
For builders and contractors, installing toilets is a task they do in most houses to the point where it becomes muscle memory. As often as they may do this task, on occasion there may be some issues with the installation. Even if you hear the toilet running every once in a while or at infrequent intervals, it is not something you should dismiss. A running toilet is usually something that you can fix yourself! Check that the float is in the proper position, the flapper is clean and intact, and that the flapper chain has the right amount of slack.
What may seem like a little water running now can be an expensive bill in the future. Most faucets leak from use over time or corrosion that occurs in the head of the faucet. But in a new home, these are likely not your unlying causes. A probable underlying cause is a loose O ring. Again, this is a fairly simple fix if you have a tool kit and a step-by-step guide to help you!
Don’t let your plumbing issues in your new home go without action. Even if it may seem like a tiny problem that can wait until you’re fully moved in, taking action early is recommended. Contact Knight Plumbing today to schedule a service or if you have any questions!