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The Top 7 Most Common Plumbing Repair Problems


Priority Plumbing and Heating has been in the plumbing business for over 25 years. In that amount of time we have seen homeowner experience some of the most common plumbing problems to the most drastic of plumbing emergencies. With the amount of experience our team has, we have come to learn that there is no job too big or small for us. We are here to fix any plumbing problem at any time!


Did you know that the average homeowner will call in a professional plumber once every three years? Depending on your home, that may seem like very often or not at all. At Priority Plumbing and Heating, we have noticed that people experience a major plumbing problem around once a year. To keep up with your plumbing functionality, read on for the top 8 most common plumbing repair problems.

1. Dripping Faucets

Let’s face it, we’ve all had a dripping faucet in our home and have probably ignored it for a while! That dripping faucet not only wastes water, it wastes money on your water bill. Luckily this is an easy repair! The team at Priority Plumbing and Heating is able to tackle a leaky faucet in no time!

  1. Leaky Pipes

While we see a lot of leaking pipes during the cold winter months, it’s also very common year-round! Most pipes will begin to leak near the joints, so keep an eye out for wet spots on the ground or ceiling. Water damage to your home can be quite costly, so leaky pipes are a necessity to fix right away.

3. Running Toilets

Did you know that a running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons per day? That’s a lot of water waste! An internal water leak can end up being quite costly for the average homeowner.

  1. Low Water Pressure

A lot of older homes will experience low water pressure, but you may be asking why? It could be time for a new shower head or you could have a hidden leak in your home. However, those are just a few of the many reasons for low water pressure. Low water pressure could also mean that you have a problem with your water heater. Call Priority Plumbing and Heating today to figure out the depth of this repair.

5. Clogged Drains

The team at Priority Plumbing and Heating has seen this problem so many times. It is one of the worst because it is easily avoidable. You can avoid a clogged drain by being mindful of what you flush down your toilet, and by avoiding over the counter drain cleaners. Instead of using those cleaners, give us a call to clear the slow or clogged drains to avoid further, more expensive repairs.

  1. A Faulty Sump Pump


If your home’s sump pump fails, you could be in for some major plumbing repairs. If you have experienced recent, heavy rains, call us to check it out.

  1. Water Heater


We have all experienced that surprising cold shower. If your water heater fails, it is not only unpleasant, but often unsafe. Many plumbing problems are derived from a faulty water heater. Call us today to ensure that your water heater is running properly.


These are just some of the most common examples of normal plumbing repairs. Remember, Priority Plumbing and Heating is equipped and experienced to tackle any job, big or small. Call us today to discuss any of your major, or common plumbing concerns!