At 2 Bro’s Plumbing, we naturally get a lot of questions surrounding plumbing issues that occur in the household. We’re only too happy to help out our friends and neighbours by giving them the best possible information and tips. We want to ensure that their homes are safeguarded against leaks and other plumbing mishaps. In this week’s blog, we figured we’d extend our helping hands by answering some of your most common plumbing questions.

Why is my faucet dripping?

This is a classic one, isn’t it? The most obvious and easy-to-detect sign of a plumbing issue in the home is a dripping faucet. So what gives? With the taps turned all the way off, there shouldn’t be any water dripping, right? Well, if your faucet is going drip-drip-drip, it’s likely because it has a deteriorated washer or O-ring.

Rubber washers are used in faucet handles to provide complete seals. Their job is to keep your faucet from leaking. An O-ring is a small rubber part that is located inside the faucet spout to prevent leaks. Compared to O-rings, washers are more capable of withstanding somewhat higher pressure environments. Over time, these small components can wear down, leading to those pesky drips. If your faucet is dripping, it’s likely time for a washer or O-ring replacement.

Why is my water pressure so low?

How annoying is it to get into the shower and have the water lightly trickle down over you? You can’t really enjoy a thorough bathing experience that way. What’s the deal? There can be many culprits here. Firstly, you may have clogged pipes. Secondly, it’s possible a faulty pressure regulator is the problem. Alternatively, there may be an issue with your main water supply.

A smart step is to see if the low water pressure problem only impacts one fixture versus the rest of the home. In some cases, cleaning your showerhead can improve the situation. In others, hiring the pros (or the Bro’s most preferably!) will help you to identify and fix the underlying cause.

Why does my drain keep clogging?

For many homeowners, a clogged drain spells the need to purchase a product that almost literally throws your money down the drain. A clogged drain can be caused by many things that are building up in your pipes. Hair is a top cause. Soap scum and food particles may also be to blame. Of course, it’s important to be very mindful of what goes down your drain. For example, it’s wise to wipe up shaved hairs before letting your tap rinse out your sink.

To help your clogged drain situation, you can try a mix of hot water, baking soda and vinegar. Pour this natural solution down the drain to help keep the pipes clear. A persistent clog may be a sign that there is a blockage in the main sewer line. Once again, it would be time to contact the professionals.

How do I get help with  my plumbing issues?

For faucet repairs, clogged drains, drain cleaning and more, the 2 Bro’s Plumbing team is here to help you 24/7! Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 905-556-0790 or email us at You may also fill out the form on our Contact page!

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