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Common Plumbing Problems Fixed by Plumbers

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As a homeowner, whether we like it or not, there will come a time when our plumbing system will fail and will need some professional care. From clogged drains to leaking faucets and toilets, plumbing issues can be a real headache.

Fortunately, there are plumbers that can quickly identify and resolve any problems with your system. At Mesa, where the temperature can get pretty high, it’s important to have a reliable plumbing system in working condition.

In this blog post, we will talk about some of the common plumbing issues that you may have that a professional plumber can easily tackle.

Running Toilet

First on our list is the running toilet. In a nutshell, a running toilet is due to an internal component that’s either worn out or has become loose. Due to its natural wear and tear, this internal component can stop working correctly without timely maintenance. And when that happens, your toilet will continuously run due to the water pressure not being able to turn off the flow of water into the bowl.

This can affect your water bill as you will eventually start paying for water that you are not using. A professional plumber can easily identify and repair this issue with the right tools. If you know enough and are familiar with your toilet’s workings, you may be able to tackle this issue as well. Make sure to prepare your tools such as a wrench and a screwdriver before attempting any repairs.

Clogged Drains

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Clogged drains can appear anywhere from the kitchen sink to your shower drains. This is generally due to dirt and other particles that can’t be broken down by the plumbing system and accumulates until it completely blocks the passage of water.

Clogged drain issue can become a real headache if not treated in time, as it will cause flooding which will further damage your floors and walls. Not to mention the bad odor that it brings.

A professional plumber will be able to identify the root cause of this issue and clear up any blockage in your system. It’s always advisable not to leave clogs unresolved as they can worsen with time. If left untreated, this can be a plumbing emergency that will then result in costly repairs.

Hot Water Heater

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Unlike other plumbing problems where physical repairs can be done, a failing hot water heater requires more technical knowledge. This is due to the fact that this appliance has several components that need to be checked and inspected by an experienced plumber before any repairs can take place.

The tell-tale sign of a failing hot water heater is the lack of hot water coming from your taps or showers. This can be due to a faulty T&P relief valve, improper water pressure, overheating, a stuck valve, a leak from nearby plumbing connection, loose heating element bolts, a bad gasket or a leaking water tank.

Electricians can also help in diagnosing faulty hot water heaters. But for proper repairs, it’s best to contact an experienced plumber as they will be able to identify any issue and make the necessary repairs with precision.

Low Water Pressure

Low pressure can be due to various reasons ranging from old pipes that require replacement or rust build up in the lines. While it’s possible to attempt a DIY fix, it’s best to leave this type of work to professionals. Why? There can be many reasons on why your home or property is experiencing low water pressure and a plumbing expert can quickly identify the root cause.

Outdated fixtures, faulty pressure regulators, clogged pipes, water valves or even corroded plumbing are all common issues that may lead to low water pressure in your home. As much as you are familiar with these items, it’s always better to let a professional plumber tackle this problem, as they have the right tools and experience to identify any plumbing issue and get them fixed promptly.

Leaky Pipes

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Another utility bill killer is leaky pipes. If left unchecked, pipes can start leaking and this will eventually result in higher water bills due to wasted water.

In some cases, you may be able to spot a leak as it leaves drops of moisture along the pipe’s path. This can even be on the floor near your plumbing system. Other times, however, the leak might be somewhere within the walls or ceilings. This will then require the help of a professional plumber to locate and repair.

You should not take leaky pipes lightly, as they can cause serious damage to your home. From furniture damage and mold growth to higher water bills and flooding, the consequences of leaky pipes can be devastating.

A leaky faucet can also be fixed by copper pipes, which are less prone to rusting and corrosion. But before doing the installation, consider having a professional plumber inspect your pipes. This ensures it’s a job done correctly.

Fault Sewer Lines

The sewer line is the main conduit for all the wastewater from your home. If there is any faulty here, it can lead to major plumbing headaches. Foul odors, backed up drains and wet patches on your front lawn are all signs of a faulty sewer line.

In some cases, you may be able to identify where the leakage occurs by visually inspecting the sewer line. Call a professional plumber if the damage is too deep and you don’t have tools to fix it. 

Faulty sewer lines can be due to tree roots blocking the pipeline. Moreover, this can be from even soil shifting due to natural factors. Sometimes, it can also be caused by fill valves, old or corroded piping, or even a broken pipe.

In any case, it’s best to call in an experienced plumber to properly diagnose the issue. This also can make sure no further damage occurs.

Slow Drain

In some cases, not a totally clogged drain but a slow one that can fill up with water. This can cause a lot of inconvenience. This can be due to various reasons such as build-up of dirt, hair or even grease. With the same problem, another common cause is a fill valve that has become stuck or blocked.

Slow drains can take up a lot of time and energy to unclog. To give you a little tip, here’s a very effective home remedy that you can use to clean out your slow drains. First, pour ½ cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by another ½ cup of vinegar. Let it sit for 10 minutes, and then flush it with boiling water. Finally, turn on the hot water faucet to clear out the solution.

Although this home remedy works great for slow drains, it will not fix a clogged drain or any other plumbing issue. For such problems, the best solution is to call in a professional plumber. They can identify and repair all types of plumbing issues quickly and efficiently.

The Bottom Line

From having dropping faucets and clogged drains to leaky pipes and faulty fill valves, there are plenty of plumbing issues that can give you a lot of headaches. To make sure all your plumbing problems get fixed promptly, it’s best to call in an experienced plumber. They will have the right tools and know-how to tackle any issue that arises.

If you are in Mesa, make sure to consider P&L Plumbing. We’ve been working with Mesa locals for years. We provide nothing but the best service for all your plumbing needs.

Give us a call today and let’s take care of any plumbing issues you may have!

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