5 Most Common Household Plumbing Problems

5 Most Common Household Plumbing Problems

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Plumbing problems are part and parcel of owning a home. Aging fixtures and normal wear and tear can cause leaks and drips, and other problems come about if systems aren’t properly maintained. At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, we offer prompt, local plumbing service for all the plumbing systems in your home. If you suspect a problem with your home’s plumbing, contact us immediately for a licensed, experienced technician. Avoid do-it-yourself fixes that can lead to more expensive plumbing bills down the road.

Here are five of the most common plumbing problems that we can help you resolve quickly and effectively.

1.  Plumbing Service for Drips and Leaks

When drips and leaks wake you in the middle of the night or pool around toilets and sinks, it’s never a pleasant experience. Call for emergency plumbing service if you have a major problem or schedule a routine inspection to determine the best way to resolve the issue.

Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets can ruin a restful sleep for light sleepers. It can also raise your water bill if left unrepaired. Most drips come from worn-out O-rings or washers that our technicians can replace in minutes. Other cases derive from corroded or improperly installed fixtures which may require replacing the faucet or handles causing the problem.

If you have a dripping faucet, call us before it becomes a major leak. Stop watching your money wash down the drain.

Leaky Pipes

There are numerous problems that can cause leaky pipes, including the following:

  • Cracked or broken pipes
  • Corroded pipes
  • Incorrect pipe installation
  • Bad clogs
  • Cracked seals between pipes
  • Excessive water pressure

Whatever causes your pipes to leak, our plumbing professionals get to the bottom of it. We provide upfront quotes before fixing your dripping, leaking plumbing system and back up our work with a satisfaction guarantee. bluefrog Plumbing + Drain technicians will come back as many times as needed to ensure your plumbing system is running optimally.

2.  Running Toilets

Call for plumbing service if your toilet constantly runs. A running toilet wastes 26 gallons or more every day. Some of the most common issues behind a running toilet include the following:

  • Worn out flapper seals
  • Corroded toilet handle
  • Refill tube problems
  • Improperly adjusted flapper chains

3.  Low Water Pressure and Hot Water Heater Issues

Malfunctioning hot water heaters are one of the main causes of low (hot) water pressure. A broken water line or leak can also cause low water pressure.

Water Pressure Problems

Weak water pressure makes it hard to wash clothes, run the dishwasher or take a shower. Common causes of water pressure issues include the following:

  • Hidden water leaks
  • Water line corrosion
  • Cracked or blocked water lines
  • Clogged water line due to root incursion or other blockages

Water Heater Problems

You need hot water for modern living. So, when you have an issue with your water heater, it’s a major inconvenience. Common issues with regular or tankless water heaters include the following:

  • Heating element failures
  • Corrosion or sediment in the water tank or line
  • Faulty electrical connections
  • Poor installation
  • System incapable of meeting your demand for hot water

bluefrog Plumbing + Drain performs plumbing services that include installing, replacing, repairing and maintaining traditional and tankless water heaters. Call us to install a water heater with a larger tank or a second tankless water heater. Our hot water heater specialists handle the plumbing and electrical work needed to get your hot water running up to par.

4.  Sump Pump Messes

If you notice an issue with your sump pump, it could be caused by the unit itself or an external problem. Here are some of the most common reasons for sump pump failures or underperformance:

  • Rainfall or other cause of heavy water intake
  • Stuck switches
  • Improper installation
  • Clogged discharge pipes
  • Sump pumps older than 10 years may need to be replaced

5.  Clogged Drains

Clogged drains present health hazards and can become plumbing emergencies if left unaddressed. If only one drain is affected, the problem probably lies in that area of your home. Typically, drains clog due to the accumulation of grease, hair, soap and other debris.

If you have more than one clogged drain, you may have an issue with your sewer line. Call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain for plumbing service immediately to avoid health and sanitation issues.

Prevent Common Plumbing Issues

You can avoid most of these common plumbing issues by engaging us for routine plumbing service. Here are some other tips to avoid issues with your home plumbing system.

To avoid faucet and fixture leaks, do not overtighten them when you turn off the water. This can strip the washers and O-rings, eventually leading to leaks.

To prevent toilet clogs, use bowl cleaners instead of corrosive cleaners that can damage your pipes and toilet. Never flush anything other than toilet paper and waste down the toilet.

When you need a new water heater, use a professional plumbing service to avoid scalding and flooding risks. If you improperly install the water heater, it can burn out or rupture, causing structural damage to your home.

The number one advice we give homeowners involves DIY jobs. Overwhelmingly, most attempts at home plumbing repairs end up causing more harm than good. To make sure that this doesn’t happen to you, call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain for the services of a licensed, insured and trained plumbing technician.

Trust Your Plumbing Service to bluefrog Plumbing + Drain

For reliable plumbing service with your drain, water line, sump pump or water heater, trust a company with decades of experience handling residential plumbing jobs. We offer same day and emergency services to resolve your most pressing plumbing service needs in a prompt manner. Call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain today to resolve common and uncommon plumbing issues in your home.

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