What Are the Most Common Plumbing Problems?

Common Plumbing Problems Faced

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for plumbing problems to occur. While some situations are out of our control, there are in fact ways to prevent plumbing issues from arising and causing major damage to your home or business. Learn more about the different plumbing problems you may encounter as well the actions to take when they do happen with Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. 

Low Water Pressure

When your water is not flowing as it usually does, there is most likely an issue at hand. There are so many different appliances and plumbing fixtures that require the use of water and low pressure can affect your day to day life. Low water pressure is typically caused by clogged pipes, corrosion, broken pressure regulators, using more than one fixture at the same time, and more. 

Clogged Drain

When water is taking a while to drain or your sink is backed up, a clog may be the culprit. Clogs commonly occur in kitchen sinks as well as in showers and baths. 


The kitchen is where people prepare meals. Many times, food scraps get poured into the drain rather than placed into the garbage. It is important to note that not everyone has a garbage disposal in their home. However, those that do also need to be careful with what they are putting into their disposal as certain foods and liquids can lead to a clogged drain. To avoid a clogged drain, one should refrain from the placement of coffee grounds, egg shells, rice, oil, grease, and large fruit and vegetable peelings in their sink. 


Practicing personal hygiene can lead to a clogged drain! Without a drain catcher, it is possible for hair to accumulate inside of your drain and lead to a clog. Clogs are also the result of using bath bombs, soap scum residue, dirt, and dead skin. 

Leaky Faucet

Constant dripping when your faucet is turned off is a major indication of a leak. While a little water may not seem like a big deal, a significant amount of water is wasted due to a leak, which can cause your water bill to increase. A leaky faucet is caused by corrosion, worn-out washers, buildup, and loose parts. 

Clogged Toilet

A clogged toilet is an issue that many plumbers resolve. Toilets can become clogged when people use too much toilet paper and flush items like feminine hygiene products, wipes, and more that do not belong down the toilet. Due to their frequent use, it is important to seek help right away when faced with a clogged toilet.  

When Plumbing Problems Arise, Choose Stephens

At Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that plumbing problems can be stressful and overwhelming. We are here to help you. Whether you’re experiencing a leaky faucet, clogged drain, or another issue, our technicians will come assess your situation and get the job done properly and efficiently so you can get back to living life as before. We are proud to serve South Bay, Long Beach and Orange County customers, offering affordable prices, expert work, and excellent service. Contact us today to learn more about our plumbing services, schedule an appointment, and receive a free estimate.