There are several plumbing problems that homeowners encounter. Unfortunately, having a plumbing issue is pretty common. Some you can fix yourself whereas others require a plumber to address them.
1. Dripping Faucet
A dripping faucet is annoying and wastes a lot of water. It’s usually caused by a worn-out washer or O-ring. These can be easily replaced with some common tools and a trip to a hardware store.
2. Leaky Pipes
Pipes can develop a leak for many reasons. A common reason is that water in the pipe freezes in the winter, causing the pipe to crack or even burst. This problem needs to be immediately dealt with as otherwise the result will be extremely expensive water damage.
Graber’s Plumbing & Heating of Newton, KS, fixes leaky pipes. We offer emergency pipe repair if your problem can’t wait.
3. Clogged Drain
Clogged drains also need to be dealt with promptly because they can cause water damage or health hazards. The cause is usually a build-up of hair and soap. If you have multiple clogged drains, the cause could be a sewer line problem.
4. Constantly Running Toilet
A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day. This problem usually occurs when the flapper valve is faulty. If you suspect a problem, put food coloring in the upper tank, and see if it appears in your toilet. This problem can usually be fixed with a toilet repair kit.
5. Low Water Pressure
This can be caused by a few issues. It could be a corroded pipe, a drain or sewer clog, or a hidden water leak. You’ll need to call a plumber if this happens.
Graber’s Plumbing & Heating can handle any plumbing issue you may have. Our plumbing services include plumbing installation, plumbing repair, water heater repair, water heater installation, leak detection, bathroom plumbing, and more. We also repair, install, and maintain heating and cooling systems. When you need a heating, cooling, or plumbing service, please call us.