10 Things Plumbers Can Fix

August 10, 2021

With your home’s plumbing, there are a few things you can do to keep water flowing smoothly. Such as only flushing toilet paper or booking regular water heater maintenance. When you do have a plumbing problem, calling a plumber in New Castle is the smartest way to solve it quickly and correctly.

Here are 12 common issues that a plumber can take care of.

1. Blocked Drains

Kitchen and bathroom drains are vulnerable to food and hair clogs. While you can attempt to fix the blockage by yourself, liquid plumbing products often do more damage. They may not break up the clog at all. Or the harmful chemicals they contain can eat away at your pipes.

If you’re dealing with a slow-moving drain, contact us at 724-401-1843 for plumbing services. We use special tools like plumbing snakes to get rid of clogs without harming your pipes.

2. Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes can cost you, both in higher water bills and damage to your house. That’s why it’s crucial to recognize the signs of a problematic pipe. These include:

  • Wet areas on ceilings, walls or the floor
  • Higher than normal water bills
  • Musty smells
  • Mold growth

Leaks can be sneaky and hard to find since your plumbing is hidden behind walls. If you suspect you have one, it’s best to call Central Heating & Plumbing for plumbing repair.

3. Dripping Faucets

You may think that a dripping faucet isn’t a problem. But a faucet that drips every second can waste up to 5 gallons of water each day. And more than 2,000 gallons of water annually! That’s enough water to fill a tank that’s 90” wide and 83” tall.

You may also think you can fix a faucet by yourself but calling a plumber is a much better idea. A Central Heating & Plumbing plumber will be able to quickly locate the faulty part and replace the fixture, if needed.

4. Frozen Pipes

Extreme temperatures and inadequate insulation can wreak havoc on your pipes and your home. The typical cost of a frozen pipe insurance claim is $10,900, according to Forbes.

There are a few steps you can take to keep your pipes from freezing:

  • Have us check your plumbing and fix any cracks.
  • Insulate any pipes in a chilly area of your home.
  • If you’re away, set your thermostat at 50 degrees (or higher) to keep your pipes thawed.
  • Keep faucets going at a slow drip during extremely cold days. This keeps water flowing through the pipes.

If you find you have a frozen pipe, contact us at 724-401-1843 immediately for plumbing service.

5. Pipe Replacement or Relocation

Plumbing in newer homes often is a mix of PVC, CPVC, PEX or copper pipes. Older homes may have galvanized steel pipes, which are good for around 50 years, according to home inspection companies. Or pipes could be made from another material.

If your home was built before the 1970s, we recommend having your plumbing inspected. This can help determine when you need to replace your pipes and help you avoid a major leak.

Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? And want to move a sink, tub or toilet? Central Heating & Plumbing can handle relocating your plumbing. Moving plumbing also involves pulling up flooring and subflooring, so you’ll want the help of a professional plumber.

6. Leaky Water Heater

If you use a tank-style water heater, you can expect it to last around 10 years. Water collecting near the base is a sign it’s gone out, as well as:

  • Not enough hot water
  • Popping or rumbling noises
  • Cloudy water
  • Leaking or faulty pressure relief valve

We’ll determine whether you need water heater repair or water heater installation.

7. Constantly Running Toilet

A leaky toilet is even worse than a dripping faucet. It can waste up to 200 gallons of water daily, or 73,000 gallons of water annually! That’s the equivalent to 384 full hot tubs.

Like repairing a leaky faucet, this job is best handled by a Central Heating & Plumbing pro.

8. Low Water Pressure

There’s nothing worse than trying to take a shower with poor water pressure. Sometimes this problem is because of an issue with your city’s water supply. But it can frequently be the result of a clog in your plumbing system or a water main break. Both issues require the assistance of a licensed plumber from Central Heating & Plumbing.

9. Water Main Break

If you’re experiencing low water pressure and noticing water pooling in your yard, you probably have a leaking water main. This line runs underground from the street to your house, supplying you with all the water you need.

In this instance, you’ll want to shut off your home’s water at the shutoff valve and call us at 724-401-1843 for immediate help.

10. Sewer Line Backup

A sewer line backup is one of the worst plumbing problems you can deal with. It’s unsanitary, it smells and it can cause a lot of damage to your house. Call us at 724-401-1843 for fast, reasonable plumbing services in New Castle.

We Can Handle All Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Trying to deal with a plumbing issue by yourself can be frustrating and time-consuming. A professional plumber can take care of many issues quickly and affordably, allowing you more time to focus on what matters most. Call us at 724-401-1843 to schedule your affordable plumbing appointment today!