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The Most Prevalent Plumbing Problems: A Comprehensive Guide

A plumbing issue can quickly turn into a costly and stressful job. Whether you’re faced with a burst pipe or a broken toilet, it’s crucial to be familiar with the most common plumbing problems in North London. This knowledge empowers you to either fix the problems on your own or book a local, experienced plumber from MML Plumbing.

Understanding the Common Plumbing Problems

A plumbing issue can take various forms. From overflowing sinks and leaky toilets to flooded showers, clogged drains or faulty toiler fill valves the problems can be frustrating. However, most plumbing issues can be categorized into three main types: leaks, clogs, and smells. These types of problems constitute the majority of calls made to plumbers to MML Plumbing. Leaks, clogged drains and clogs, in particular, account for a significant portion of these calls an experienced plumber faces, involving dripping faucets and leaking pipes under sinks and toilets.

The Prevalence of Plumbing Problems

Some people might think that plumbing problems are just a bother, but it’s important to know that they can be dangerous if they aren’t fixed. A running toilet can cause your bills to rise or damage the floor and ceiling. Noisy pipes and toilet fill valve issues can all lead to major problems. When this happens, it’s best to book a plumber from our experienced team to fix the plumbing issue. We can handle a wide range of plumbing problems in the local area. 

Drain Blockages: A Common Plumbing Problem

Among the most frequent plumbing issues, drain blockages pose significant risks by causing sewage and waste overflow in homes and gardens. Clogs form in blocked drains gradually as hair, soap scum, dirt, and food waste particles accumulate and solidify blocked drains, obstructing the drains completely. In some instances, our professional plumber may need to employ industrial-sized machines to grind the solidified matter and eliminate the blockage.

The Role of Local Plumber

In North London, our local plumber is the go-to professional for all your plumbing needs. We’re here to help with all your plumbing needs! Our experienced plumbers are skilled in fixing leaks and eliminating unpleasant smells coming from pipes or toilets. When choosing our plumber, it’s important to understand the services we offer. Leaks are a common issue we offer advanced leak detection to find hidden leaky pipes behind ceilings and floors. We can repair the leaky pipes or replace the fill valve in the toilet.

Seasonal Plumbing Challenges 

Our local plumbers tend to experience high demand for work before the arrival of winter. Homeowners frequently call us to deal with frozen drains, overflowing sinks, or clogged drains, toilets and burst pipes, and leaky showers that cause significant headaches. Our plumbers can resolve these issues within a few hours. To prevent such situations, regular plumbing maintenance is key. Additionally, promptly addressing burst or leaking pipes can prevent our local plumbers from having to deal with flooding incidents in your home.

Leaks: A Common Problem Requiring Timely Attention

When a professional plumber finally comes to fix a flooded kitchen, it can be a relief. In reality, plumbers aren’t just there for situations.

In many cases, leaks in homes or businesses go unnoticed for days or even weeks. It’s not uncommon for pipes, appliances, or faucets to leak silently until a major incident like the ceiling falling is noticed. Unfortunately, such emergencies come with a hefty price tag, as well as significant stress and inconvenience. MML Plumbing can handle these problems often on the same day.

These leaks include both dripping water tank faucets dripping taps and pipes leaking behind the walls.

Monitoring and Ensuring Quality Service

One way to find a good North London plumber is to read reviews about our services. Our reviews about professional plumbers give you trust.

Even though it may seem like anyone can be a plumber, they need a lot of training and experience to work with different tools and water systems. Not only do plumbers in North London need to be trained, but they also need to have the right qualifications before they can work on their own.

Choose our professional plumber with over 15 years of experience in the industry.

Clogs: A Widespread Issue

Clogs are another prevalent plumbing problem that can occur anywhere in your home, from running toilets down the kitchen sink to running toilets up to bathtubs running toilets down. Fortunately, our plumbers in North London are adept at resolving such issues.

These issues often result from a buildup of hair, soap scum, grease, food particles, or other debris, forming a solid mass that obstructs the water supply and flow. Book a plumber visit and your water supply and flow will be sorted within hours.

Unpleasant Smells: Identifying the Causes

Unpleasant smells are often attributed to stagnant standing water, a waste pipe open end behind the wall or a clogged toilet or drain pipes. Plumbers are equipped to address these issues by investigating and fixing this plumbing problem. We can also install a water filtration system that eliminates bad odours caused by standing dirty water.

Plumbing problems can be swiftly resolved by our plumbers in North London. We identify and fix plumbing issues, install new plumbing systems, and repair old pipes. Annual inspections are an effective way to prevent surprises associated with leaks or clogs.

The Importance of Regular Plumbing Maintenance

You never know when something might go wrong in your home. Increased water bills, no water, low water pressure, unusual noises emanating from pipes at night, or cracks in the ceiling should not be disregarded. Failing to call a plumber for an inspection may lead to costly consequences.

Sometimes, plumbers may visit your property and suggest more work than necessary, resulting in inflated bills. However, our professional plumbers aim to minimize surprises and unnecessary expenses. Call a plumber and we can provide an honest assessment of the required repairs or maintenance.

The Role of Plumbers in Preventing Costly Surprises

No matter what we find during a plumbing call-out! Our honest plumbers will only tell you to fix something right away if there is a serious plumbing problem. We won’t insist on an inspection if there isn’t a trained plumber who can fix the problem quickly. If the work can be done at a different time, we will let you know.

The Value of Professional Plumbing Services

Investing in a professional plumbing service like MML Plumbing is an essential aspect of maintaining a functional and efficient plumbing system in your home or business. By relying on our experienced plumbers in North London, you can benefit from our knowledge, skills, and industry expertise.

In addition to addressing common plumbing problems, such as leaks, clogs, and unpleasant smells from hot or cold water either, our plumbers can assist with various other services. We can install water filtration systems, move sewer lines, repair or replace old pipes, and install a boiler or hot water cylinder. By booking regular plumbing maintenance and promptly addressing any problems, you can avoid costly repairs gas leaks, and water bills to minimize inconvenience, and ensure the longevity of your plumbing system.


Plumbing problems are a common occurrence that can be both costly and stressful. By familiarizing yourself with all the common plumbing problems and issues in your home and understanding the role of professional plumbers, you can take proactive measures to maintain a well-functioning plumbing system.

Common plumbing problems we deal with:

  • Cold water running from dripping tap into the shower.
  • The water heater immersion heater is not working.
  • Low water pressure.
  • Faulty water meter
  • Running toilet
  • Leaking pipes
  • Dripping faucet
  • Low water pressure in mains water
  • Cold water boosting
  • Blocked drain
  • Gas leak (our gas engineer will help you to smell gas. out)
  • Toilet tank replacement
  • Overflow tube replacement
  • Dripping tap fix
  • Bathroom faucet install
  • Noisy burst pipes fix
  • Pressure gauge replacement
  • Water valve change
  • The water bill is too high
  • Faulty toilet fill valve 

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