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 annual water heater maintenance. When you do experience a plumbing problem, getting in touch with a plumber in Los Angeles 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 try to fix the blockage by yourself, liquid plumbing products often do more damage. They may not break up the clog at all. Or the corrosive chemicals they contain can eat through your pipes.
If you’re dealing with a sluggish drain, contact us at 800-296-5088 for plumbing services. We use special tools like plumbing snakes to eliminate clogs without damaging your pipes.
2. Leaky Pipes
Leaky pipes can cost you, both in higher water bills and damage to your home. That’s why it’s important to know the signs of a problematic pipe. These include:
- Soft areas on ceilings, walls or the floor
- Higher than normal water bills
- Musty odors
- Mildew growth
Leaks can be sneaky and hard to find since your plumbing is beneath walls. If you think you have one, it’s best to contact AZ Air Conditioning and Heating for plumbing repair.
3. Dripping Faucets
You might think that a leaky faucet is no big deal. 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 ample water to fill a tank that’s 90” wide and 83” tall.
You may also think you can repair a faucet by yourself but contacting a plumber is a much better idea. A AZ Air Conditioning and Heating plumber will be able to quickly locate the failing part and replace the fixture, if necessary.
4. Frozen Pipes
Very cold temperatures and poor insulation can wreak havoc on your pipes and your house. The typical cost of a frozen pipe insurance claim is $10,900, according to Forbes.
There are several steps you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing:
- Have us inspect your plumbing and repair any cracks.
- Insulate any pipes in a chilly area of your home.
- If you’re away, keep your thermostat at 50 degrees (or higher) to keep your pipes thawed.
- Keep faucets going at a slow drip during very cold days. This keeps water flowing through the pipes.
If you discover you have a frozen pipe, contact us at 800-296-5088 immediately for plumbing service.
5. Pipe Replacement or Relocation
Plumbing in newer homes often is a combination 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 house was built prior to the 1970s, we recommend having your plumbing inspected. This can help determine when you need to get new pipes and help you avoid a major leak.
Updating your kitchen or bathroom? And want to move a sink, tub or toilet? AZ Air Conditioning and Heating can handle moving your plumbing. Moving plumbing also involves pulling up flooring and subflooring, so you’ll need the help of a professional plumber.
6. Leaky Water Heater
If you have a tank-style water heater, you can expect it to last around 10 years. Water pooling near the base is a symptom it’s failed, as well as:
- Not enough hot water
- Popping or rumbling sounds
- Cloudy water
- Leaking or faulty pressure relief valve
We’ll figure out whether you need water heater repair or water heater installation.
7. Leaky Toilet
A leaky toilet is even worse than a leaky faucet. It can waste up to 200 gallons of water daily, or 73,000 gallons of water each year! That’s the equivalent to 384 full hot tubs.
Like repairing a leaky faucet, this job is best handled by a AZ Air Conditioning and Heating professional.
8. Low Water Pressure
There’s nothing worse than trying to take a shower with weak water pressure. Sometimes this problem is because of a situation 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 help of a licensed plumber from AZ Air Conditioning and Heating.
9. Water Main Break
If you’re experiencing low water pressure and seeing water pooling in your yard, you probably have a leaky water main. This line runs underground from the street to your house, supplying you with all the water you need.
In this situation, you’ll want to shut off your home’s water at the shutoff valve and call us at 800-296-5088 for immediate assistance.
10. Sewer Line Backup
A sewer line backup is one of the grossest plumbing problems you can deal with. It’s dirty, it smells and it can result in a lot of damage to your home. Call us at 800-296-5088 for fast, affordable plumbing services in Los Angeles.
We Can Handle All Your Plumbing Repair Needs
Trying to tackle a plumbing problem on your own can be frustrating and take up a lot of time. A professional plumber can handle many issues quickly and affordably, allowing you more time to spend on what matters most. Call us at 800-296-5088 to schedule your affordable plumbing appointment now!