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10 Plumbing Problems That You Will Likely Encounter

The Plumbing Problems Most Encountered by Homeowners

There are many plumbing problems that plumbers fix to keep your water systems and gas systems running safe and smooth.  It is important that you know what plumbers do and some of the most common plumbing services that they provide.

Part of being a homeowner is running the house and keeping all of its parts running smoothly.  Any experienced homeowner will tell you that comes with lots of challenges including plumbing problems. Here is our list of the plumbing problems that homeowners face and usually need a plumber to solve.

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Leaks are no joke. Water can cause serious damage to your home and business.  There are many different types of leaks and many different ways to find them. Read this article on how to prevent leaks. If you have a leak don’t delay scheduling an emergency appointment. If you have leaking water you simply can’t afford to wait another minute.

Drain Cleaning

A slow drain or clogged toilet can turn a good day into a bad one quickly. The drains in your home or business route the dirty water to the city sewer system and can become clogged for a variety of reasons. If you have frequent clogs, water backing up, slow-moving drains, or strange odors coming out of your sink or tub, it could be time to hire a professional to clean those clogged drains. If you have frequent occurrences of clogs you may have a much bigger problem and should get your drain system checked.  Don’t put this off because doing so may need to drain line replacement when drain cleaning is no longer a possibility.

Low Water Pressure

This is a problem that we see frequently and it is often a problem with a closed or partially closed water valve or failing fixtures.  Low water pressure is also a good sign of a major leak and you need to locate it quickly.  It is definitely time to call in the professionals to locate and fix the leak or leaks

Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement

You may not realize how much you rely on your garbage disposal until it stops working. If your disposal starts making loud noises or doesn’t function at all, it’s time to call in a professional. Never put yourself at risk of injury by putting your hand in the drain. We have the training and tools to repair or replace the disposal the right way. We’ll diagnose the problem and quickly fix it or replace it.

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Is your water heater running out of hot water too soon or leaking water? If so, it’s time for you to call a plumber. Water heaters are generally reliable systems, but with age, the heating elements can become ineffective or fail entirely. In addition to losing their ability to heat and retain heat, water heaters can also experience failures due to leakage.  If you experience a water heater leak call us immediately.

Toilet Repairs and Plumbing Problems

Clogs in the toilet itself or in the main drain line often need professional help. Leaks can happen where the bowl attaches to the tank, where the bowl attaches to the floor, or where the water supply line attaches to the tank. Another common toilet repair is a flapper that has become brittle and is unable to create a watertight seal.

Water Softeners and Purification System Installations

Installing a water purification system, such as a water filter or a water softener, often requires cutting into the home’s plumbing system. Also, some filtering systems require a drain that typically ties into the home drainage system. Without the help of a reliable and well-trained plumber, you risk creating a bunch of issues, like cross-contamination, leaks, water damage, and not having access to running water for long periods, among other things.

Gas Line Repairs

A gas leak is one of the most dangerous problems to occur in any home, and if you suspect you have one, the first thing you should do is call a qualified plumber. Gas lines provide an uninterrupted supply of gas to your hot water heater, furnace, dryer, stove-top and in some cases, a fireplace. To keep your family safe, proper maintenance is of vital importance. A gas leak can cause a fire, explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning and for that reason, we don’t recommend homeowners work with gas lines as a DIY project.

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Sewer Main Installation and Repairs

Sewer problems are the last thing property owners want to get their hands dirty with. It requires more than just elbow grease to fix broken sewer systems, and the difficulty is often due to how troublesome it is to assess the damage.



Eventually, your pipes will wear out, causing inconsistent pressure, flow problems, and leaks in the house. Knowing the age of your plumbing can help you decide whether it’s time for a replacement.


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June 2024
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