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4 Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems and What to Do About Them

There are some bathroom plumbing problems you can handle on your own, but other times you really need the guidance of a professional. Sometimes bathroom plumbing problems can seem like they will be an easy fix, but they’re really more complicated because they have underlying causes.

You can give our team a call anytime you need bathroom plumbing service in Ambler, PA. Our team is here to help whether your bathroom plumbing problem is big or small. You can keep reading to learn about common reasons that we receive calls for bathroom plumbing service.

Drain Clogs

It’s possible to experience drain clogs in your sink or bathtub. When it comes to your bathtub, you’re more likely to have clogs due to hair and large pieces of soap going down your drain. If you wash your hands in the sink and have sticky substances on them like hair products, skin care products, or even paint or glue, those things can lead to drain clogs.

All it takes is a few particles of something sticking to the inside of a pipe to begin collecting more debris and growing mold until it forms a clog that blocks drain flow. We encourage you to stay away from drain cleaning chemicals because they are dangerous and can actually do more harm than good. If you can’t use a snake tool to break down a tough drain clog, call our team so we can break it down without damaging your home’s plumbing system.

Leaky Faucets

Faucets that drip are another common complaint from homeowners. You may not think that a leaky faucet is that big of a deal, but a constant drip can add up to gallons and gallons of water every single month, even enough to increase your water bill.

Most of the time, fixing a leaky faucet is as simple as tightening the fixture. But if the faucets on your sink and bathtub are older, they may need to be replaced with newer components. Either way, our team can help and ensure that the job is done correctly the first time.

Low Water Pressure

You also want to monitor for low water pressure. This is more common with sink faucets, and showerheads. If your home has hard water with high mineral content, these minerals can clog your showerhead and the mesh covers that are built into faucets so that water flow is impended. You may not actually have low water pressure, but these minerals and calcium buildup are blocking water from being able to get through completely. 

Our team can take apart your faucet and shower head to rinse away the mineral buildup. But keep in mind that unless you install the water softener to address these minerals, you will continue having problems and may need to plan on flushing out your plumbing system once each year for maintenance.

Running Toilet

A running toilet is another common problem that can use thousands of gallons each month. In fact, a running toilet can use more water than a single person does over an entire month. This can significantly increase your water costs for the month. Plus, you’re wasting a lot of clean water.

There are so many factors that could be contributing to a running toilet. You can try troubleshooting on your own by adjusting the flapper or replacing it completely. But if the steps don’t work, you can give us a call so that we can get down to the root cause and fix it so that your toilet doesn’t run in between flushes.

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling does what’s right for our customers. Schedule an appointment today for plumbing service or give us a call anytime you have a plumbing emergency.

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