Common Home Plumbing Problems
The good thing is that Joe and his team have seen just about every plumbing problem imaginable. But most of our service calls are for more common issues that we’ve highlighted here.
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Home Plumbing Services
Low Water Pressure
You wake up one morning, turn on the shower, and only two weak water streams emerge from the shower head. You slump your shoulders, sigh, and wonder how long it’s going to take just to wash the shampoo out of your hair. It’s an annoyance that we’ve all experienced at least once in our lives.
Low water pressure could be specific to a fixture (sink faucet, shower head, garden hose) or could affect the entire house. It will take a bit of troubleshooting to determine the source of the problem.
It can be unnerving to find a water spot on a ceiling or wall in your home. How long has it been like that? Is mold growing? Identifying a leak’s source can require some troubleshooting. We don’t want to open any walls or ceilings unless we’re absolutely sure we know where the problem lies. Call us an we’ll come out to assess the issue and provide a quote.
Blame soap and hair. Over time, your sink and shower drains collect soap, shampoo, and hair that restrict water flow. Periodically, a good cleaning is needed if you find yourself standing in ankle-deep water in the shower. In some cases, a slow drain might be an indicator of more serious problems. This is especially true if more than one sink or shower is slow to drain. We have tools that provide a long term fix that liquid drain cleaners can’t achieve.
This is a real water waster! Fortunately, it’s usually a simple and inexpensive repair. Many time the rubber flapper isn’t producing a water-tight seal (because it’s broken, dirty, or warped) or the float isn’t positioned as it should — jiggling the toilet handle is the short-term fix for this, but the part should be replaced.
When the plunger isn’t enough to clear the clog, you might need us to “snake” the line. The culprit typically is a blockage somewhere farther down the line where a plunger’s suction can’t reach.
Broken/Leaking Water Heater
Our homes rely on hot water for showering, laundry, and cleaning. When your hot water heater goes down, everyone in the family notices. If the heater is actively leaking, shut off the water supply to it and call us immediately. We’re available 24/7 for emergency service calls and can have you up and running again in a few hours.