Common Plumbing Problems

A significant part of what makes your home comfortable is your plumbing system. As a result, when it develops a problem, it can make everyone in your home uncomfortable. Plumbing issues can also make your home smell bad and turn basic conveniences to a massive ordeal.

Common Plumbing Problems

To prevent this, you need to schedule yearly plumbing maintenance with a professional plumbing company. The best way to solve a plumbing issue is to prevent it from happening in the first place or to catch it as it is brewing. There are some problems that we tend to see often. If you are handy, you might be able to fix some of them on your own. But there are some that only a trained and licensed plumber can handle.

At Rooter-Man Plumbers, we have a team of experienced plumbers and support staff. Our team has handled all kinds of plumbing problems and is always ready to help you with yours. Since we know that these issues sometimes happen at the worst possible time, we always have plumbers on standby to provide emergency 24/7 service to homes and businesses in the communities we serve. Contact us today if you’re facing any plumbing problems.

Here are some common plumbing problems and how you can resolve them: 

Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes are not only bad for your wallet, but they can also be tricky for a nonprofessional to handle. If you have leaky pipes in your home, you should only try to resolve the problem if you have experience handling such issues. Otherwise, you’ll make things worse. 

Water Heater Problems

Water heater problems can often be caused by mineral deposits that build up over time and clog the heater’s pipes. This can prevent hot water from flowing freely, causing the water heater to work harder and eventually break down. If you notice your water heater isn’t working as well as it used to, it’s important to have it checked by a plumber.

Slow or Clogged Drains

The water that goes into your sink or toilet is supposed to go down the drain. If there’s a blockage somewhere, that won’t happen. This is either a partial or complete clog. Clogs are often caused by items like wipes, toys, or too much toilet paper, that find their way into your sink. Although you may be able to clear a partial clog with a plunger or plumber’s snake, it’s always best to contact a plumbing contractor near you.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is a common plumbing problem. It may occur as a result of pipe problems or issues with the municipal water supply. Water flowing through your pipes moves dissolved minerals. These can form a deposit on metal surfaces like your shower heads, causing a drop in water pressure. You may be able to resolve the problem by cleaning the shower head. If this fails to solve the issue, you may require professional assistance. 

Dripping Faucets

Your faucets have washers that prevent excess water from coming out. When these become faulty, you’ll lose water and also spend more to settle your water bill. You can solve this problem by replacing the affected washers. If the affected faucet continues to drip, you may have a more complicated issue on your hands. Contact a licensed plumbing company like Rooter-Man Plumbers as soon as possible to prevent further loss of water and your hard-earned dollars.

Running Toilet

A running toilet is not only annoying, but it’s also a waste of water. The most common cause of a running toilet is a faulty or damaged flush valve. The flush valve is the part of the toilet that controls how much water is released when you flush. If it’s not working properly, it can cause the toilet to run constantly.

Unless you’ve done this before, a running toilet is not usually a DIY project. Since it can cause major damage to your home, it is best to call a professional plumber immediately if you notice it no longer functions efficiently. It may require a change of parts or a complete replacement.

Do You Need Help Solving Any of These Common Plumbing Problems?

If you are facing any of these plumbing problems and can’t resolve the issues, we can help. Our plumbers at Rooter-Man Plumbers are licensed and insured. We have experience handling all kinds of plumbing problems. Call us today at 281.351.4422 to schedule an appointment.

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