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Feb 05,2024

Common Pipe Issues and Their Fixes

Pipes can face a lot of issues that can result in your plumbing system malfunctioning. Each of these pipe issues can be fixed. So, to inform everyone, we gathered some information. Throughout this article, we will go over the common pipe issues, their fixes, and how Mr. Rooter Plumbing, can help.

Leaky Faucets

Do you constantly hear the sound of a dripping tap? Did you know one drip per second is thousands of gallons of water annually? Let’s get it fixed. Firstly, the most common reason to have a faulty faucet is a worn O-ring. It’s a small piece of rubber that holds the handle in place. This is very cheap and easy to install. Replace your O-ring. The second reason is due to old cartridges. A filter at the end of the spigot collects mineral deposits over time. This will end up with you losing water pressure. Replace this once every three years to make sure you never see a problem related to it. Contact a plumbing service to get your faucet fixed.

Leaks in Toilets

Plumbing problems in toilets are another problem that can go unnoticed. This is because the water won’t be seen outside but rather dripping down the drain. If you don’t catch it by the sound of your toilet and the water bill, you could waste hundreds of gallons of water daily. To fix this, try replacing the rubber flapper and the chain that is attached to it. These cheap pieces of equipment will save you money on the water bill you are trying to avoid.

Leaking Pipes

A common plumbing problem that you will see is leaking pipes. The reasons for having a leaking pipe are endless. However, one common reason we see this happening is because of the old pipes in the old houses. These pipes can easily fail to work efficiently in extreme temperatures. They are susceptible to corrosion and require a lot of maintenance to prevent the pipes from leaking. Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing, for a repiping service.

Clogs

Clogs are seen in different ways. You can see that there can be a clog due to mineral buildup that reduces water pressure, or these clogs can be caused by people who pour soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, sanitary products, and many more down their drain or toilet. These clogs can end up causing significant damage to your plumbing system. In severe cases, this can be avoided with a pipe snake or professional services given by a competent plumber.

Old Hose Bibb

The hose bibb can have cracks due to the temperature changes over the years. If you have had the hose bibb for many years, you may have seen issues with it. A leaky hose bibb can waste hundreds of gallons a month. To fix it, it is recommended to replace it all.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we are here for you. Our highly experienced and qualified staff provides our expert services. With our affordable price plans, exceptional customer service, and variety of services, pipe replacement has never been easier. Call us today to learn more about us or get estimates for your next plumbing repair service.

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