Though it is important to inspect and address plumbing issues thoroughly, you wont be able to prevent the occasional leak or clog, especially in old buildings. There could be several issues that can occur in this connection that can cause a need for emergency plumbing. Dripping Faucets:Dripping faucets is a very annoying problem that is very hard to tolerate. In addition, hundreds of gallons of water are wasted every year with a single faucet. Water supplied at your locations is under pressure to move it through the pipes. When the tap is turned off, the silicon or the rubber made washers form a water tight seal. This washer helps prevents more water supply from pushing its way through pipes and out of the faucet. With the passage of time, these washers become stiff, dislodged or torn and then allow a little trickle of water through while creating that annoying drip, which could be addressed through emergency plumbing services. Replacing the washers can solve the problem. But if the leakage has gone on for a very long time, the valve set may also be corroded or worn and it will demand a deeper repair that is best to be done by a professional. Low water pressure:Water should gush from the taps, but if it trickles, you have low water pressure. It could be a problem not with your water pipes but with the municipal water supply. A temporary reduction in water pressure may occur because of a break in the main line, but it is rare. The one main cause of this issue is the accumulation of sediments and deposits on the faucet aerators. The water you receive carries dissolved minerals in it that ultimately deposit on the metal surface. Without a filtration system, such mineral deposits gather on the inner surface of aerators as well as shower heads. To resolve the problem, unscrew the aerator for easy cleaning. You can also soak the aerator in vinegar overnight for the best cleaning results and to avoid the need for emergency plumbing.