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According to the Plumbing Manufacturers International website, the average house in the United States wastes more than 10,000 gallons of water each year. That equals about 270 loads of laundry in your Champaign, Illinois home. One way to cut your water waste is to repair these common plumbing problems right away with the help of a professional plumber:

Running Toilet

Rushing to the bathroom only to find out that you have a clogged toilet can easily turn into a messy situation. Luckily, you can fix most clogs with a high-quality plunger.

However, if you don’t repair it immediately, a running toilet will continue to waste water and drive up your utility bill. If it’s a toilet in your bedroom’s bathroom, the hum of it constantly running will disturb you, too.

Common Causes For a Running Toilet

  • Leaking refill tube
  • Issues with the fill valve
  • Flapper won’t seal

Low Water Pressure

If your kitchen sink’s faucet or bathtub’s shower head only trickles a little water out, your home likely has low water pressure. Before contacting a professional plumber, remove your faucet’s aerator and clean all of the deposits dirtying it. If your home still has low water pressure afterward, schedule an inspection by a plumbing professional.

Common Causes For Low Water Pressure

  • Clogged pipes
  • Improperly sized pipes
  • Water supply issue
  • Serious structural leak

Leaking Pipes

A leak in your pipes can go undetected for a lengthy period of time. As a result, you’ll experience high water bills that seem normal. In addition to watching for these common signs of leaky pipes, it’s important that a professional plumber inspects your home periodically:

  • Stains on the ceiling
  • Rusty pipes or appliances
  • Discoloring on paint or wallpaper
  • Damaged flooring
  • Strong and unpleasant odors

Are you dealing with a plumbing emergency? Don’t wait a minute longer. Contact Mattex Heating, Cooling and Plumbing right away at 217-355-9700. With 24/7 service, we’ll work fast to restore your comfort.

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