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My name is Connor, and I want to guide you through the steps you must take to become a successful professional plumber. Working as a plumber does not require a college education, but many plumbers will tell you that the training they went through was much more challenging than time in a classroom. I'll take you through the basic steps of finding training as a plumber, working as an apprentice, becoming licensed and even starting your own plumbing business. Plumbing is lucrative work that many people find enjoyable and rewarding. Could you be a plumber? Read my blog to find out.

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3 Common Plumbing Problems

The state of the plumbing in your home determines how efficient the water supply will be and how well you can use appliances like the shower, tub, kitchen sink, toilet, and others. It also determines how efficient the removal of waste from your home will be. If the plumbers who did the installation did it well, you would have an efficient system. On the other hand, if the plumbers who installed the system did not do a good job, you might have to deal with endless repairs and maintenance checks. Even worse, a poorly installed plumbing system will fall apart faster than a good system.

Here are three of the most common plumbing issues in the home and how a competent plumber will help you fix them.

When the Faucets Keep Dripping

Faucets leak for a number of reasons. The most common reason why your faucet could be dripping is when certain parts such as the O-rings, the gaskets, or the washers become defective. Also, if you live in a place with hard water or if your faucets face any form of corrosion, they might start leaking. A leak may seem like a small problem, but it creates a lot of damage with time. For instance, if the water is dripping onto a floor, the moisture can lead to mold growth or rotting if the floor is made of timber.

The best way to deal with leaking faucets is to call in a plumber. They will troubleshoot the cause of the leaks and offer a suitable solution for it.

When the Toilet Keeps Running

The toilet is another plumbing structure prone to developing complications — like constantly running. A running toilet is caused by three things: when the float needs to be adjusted, when the flapper is leaking and needs adjustment, and when the refill tubes are too long and need to be shortened.

A running toilet may seem like a small problem because the water is running out of the house anyway. However, it increases your bills and leads to unnecessary wastage.

When the Sink is Draining Slowly

Another common problem is when a clog leads to the slowing down of water's movement down the drain. Grease, food particles, and other solid items can create clogs. A plumber should help you clear the pipes and restore water flow.

You should find an experienced plumber to help fix your domestic plumbing issues. With their help, you will have a clean and safe home.