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Causes of common water problems in the home

Unfortunately having a house can come with the cost of repairs somewhere down the line. A lot of issues within the home can stem from your water and pipes which can sometimes be quite a costly problem.

Some water problems can be quite common and can arise at any time so making sure you have all prevention stops in place is key.

The Common Problems

Dripping Taps

We all know how annoying a leaky tap can be, the constant drip, drip drip; it’s enough to drive anyone insane! As well as being annoying, it is also very bad for the environment. It may seem like a little bit of water because it is only small drips but imagine how long the tap drips for, this is a large amount of water that is wasted very easily but can also simply be avoided.

To stop the taps from dripping after each use ensure that the tap has been properly turned off and isn’t left loose which then leads to allowing water to drip through. If you find you’re doing this and the tap is still dripping there could be an issue with the faucet or another component within the tap, at this point it would be best to get it checked out to prevent any future problems which could be much bigger and costly.

Faulty Boiler

The one problem we all don’t want to think about or face issues with, the boiler! We all know how expensive boilers are and how expensive repairs or replacements can be so it’s safe to say we always have our fingers crossed that it’s never a boiler issue. Unfortunately, when the boiler is having issues it’s important they get resolved as soon as possible.

Low water pressure can be a cause of why your boiler may turn itself off but it also could be down to having a faulty valve or part which has reached the end of its life span.

Cloudy Water

A refreshing glass of water is sometimes all you need to hit the spot to satisfy your thirst needs, but what isn’t satisfying is getting a glass of water from the kitchen tap to look in the glass and see cloudy water; definitely not refreshing!

Although it’s not refreshing it’s not dangerous so don’t worry if you’ve drank it before or do in the future, it won’t bring any harm to you. The reason why the water out of our taps can sometimes go cloudy is down to trapped air within the system, you’ll find after a couple of minutes the water will be clear and back to what we’re used to as a drinkable state.

To avoid the initial glass of cloudy water let the tap run for a moment first to remove any trapped air, then you’ll be good to have a drink. If you find your water continues to come out cloudy or discoloured (orange like) then this is the time when you definitely don’t want to be drinking from the water, this is a clear indication that there is erosion in the pipes so it’s time to get them looked into and replaced.

Loss of Water Pressure

There are a number of reasons why your water pressure may be affected and begin to be very poor. A main reason can be down to the plumbing system in place, it will have reached a point where the pipes are damaged from years of use, therefore it would be time to ditch the corroded system and replace it with new pipes.

A home booster set is a great solution for families who have high demands for water usage, it means you don’t need to rely on third-party water providers who are supplying the rest of the country. You’ll be able to shower in peace knowing the water pressure is going to be low or reduce when other water sources are being used in the house.

Awareness of the issues

By being aware of the common water issues that can occur within the home it will keep you one step ahead of the gain to hopefully help to prevent issues or catch them early before they do become really expensive.

If you are interested in a home booster set to avoid low water pressure contact our team who will be more than happy to help and advise on what will be best for your families needs.

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