How To Handle Common Plumbing Problems

Plumbing is one of the most integral yet highly complex parts of every household. If you want to experience an uninterrupted water supply to your house, then the plumbing system of your house needs to be in good condition.

The only way to achieve perfection in the plumbing system of your house is by hiring a certified residential plumber. A trained residential plumber will know all the ins and outs of residential plumbing. Therefore, they can perfectly install the plumbing system in your house and ensure that it is able to work efficiently for a long time.

Also Read: Salient Features Of Professional Residential Plumbing

However, there are so many other factors that also play a role in the proper functioning of the plumbing systems of your house. If these factors are not attended to, the system will often get damaged. There are many common plumbing problems that pop up due to improper installation or other factors.

As a homeowner, facing an unexpected plumbing problem can be overwhelming. But keep in mind that you should remain calm while dealing with such problems as undue panic and stress will only worsen the situation.

Honestly, these plumbing problems can be an absolute nightmare and can cause long-term effects on your living space if not dealt with properly and timely.

As homeowners, there is nothing that stings harder than a leaking faucet or pipe because issues like plumbing mishaps and leaking pipes can cause a lot of damage to your property and belongings if not treated properly.

The best way to deal with plumbing problems is by hiring a professional residential plumber. Nevertheless, keep on reading this blog, and you will find a quick guide that will help you deal with unexpected plumbing problems until the professional plumber reaches your place.


A blockage is one of the most common plumbing issues faced by homeowners. So if you’re facing a blockage, then the best way to fix this problem is by hiring a certified plumber. However, you can also fix this problem by yourself for the time being by removing any visible obstruction.

Also, make sure that if you are fixing the problem yourself, you turn the rod clockwise while unclogging the blocked drain. If you turn it counterclockwise, then it will unscrew the drain and will lead to major plumbing problems. So the safest way to avoid such plumbing nightmares is by waiting for a certified residential plumber to come and help you.

Most blockages happen when unwanted things are washed down the pipeline, so in order to avoid blockage, you should make sure that no such thing is flushed down the drains that can block the pipelines.

Burst Pipes

Burst pipes are also a common plumbing problem that is faced by many homeowners. So if you face a pipe burst immediately call a certified residential plumber. But until the plumber reaches your home, use a pipe repair clamp as a temporary solution.

The pipe repair clamp can be either clamped or screwed into the burst pipe. If you don’t have a repair clamp, then you can also use self-fusing repair tape. First, remove the dirt and grime from the pipe and cut around 20cm of tape, then stretch the tape, remove the backing and lastly, wrap it around the hole to seal the pipe.

However, keep in mind that the pipe repair clamp and self-fusing tape are just temporary solutions, and you will need to hire a professional residential plumber to fix the problem permanently.

Leaky Faucet

Leaky faucets are another widespread plumbing crisis that many homeowners face. This often happens due to improper installation or wear and tear. Regardless of the reason, this plumbing problem should be fixed as soon as possible because the water that drips from the faucet is a waste of a valuable and scarce resource.

For a temporary solution, you can use self-fusing tapes, but to fix this problem permanently, you will have to call a professional plumber in your area. The certified residential plumbers in Calgary are experienced and can fix your leaking faucets in no time.

About Dunn Rite Plumbing & Gas

Dunn Rite Plumbing & Gas has been providing reliable plumbing services to its customers in Edmonton for 10-years. We are a full-service residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing company with experienced and licensed plumbers that ensure both quality and safety in plumbing operations.

Our team of qualified plumbing technicians inspects and provides solutions to your plumbing issues. Looking for a professional plumber for a routine plumbing checkup? Contact us now!