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11 Plumbing Problems Every Homeowner Should Be Aware Of

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With all the different pipes running through your home, it’s not unusual to get a few plumbing problems. When it’s a minor problem, you may be able to fix it yourself, but for some problems you will need a professional Phoenix plumber. If you are in need of plumbing repair, give us a call at Parker & Sons.

Blocked Traps

Traps are a common place for blockages to occur. Sometimes a snake can be used to fix a trap, but sometimes you will have to dismantle it. Simply undo the trap, remove debris and clean the trap, and then reinstall it.

Clogged Sink Drain

Whether it’s your bathroom or kitchen, a clogged sink can be very annoying. Most of the time the problem is located in the pop-up plug in the drain. You might have to remove a few other tabs and valves first, but ultimately you will want to empty the debris in your pop-up plug and then put it back.

Clogged Toilet

Of all plumbing problems, this might be the most common. First try using a plunger. If this doesn’t work, a snake might help you clear up the drain.

Dripping Faucet

When you have a dripping faucet that means something is wrong with the washers. You can replace the washers yourself, but if it has been leaking for a long time, you should call a Phoenix plumber to check if the valve seat is corroded or worn out.

Weak Water Pressure in the Shower

This is ordinarily caused by calcium or lime scale buildup in your shower head. You will want to unscrew the shower head and remove the deposits inside. Sometimes it will be difficult to get rid of them, so you will need to soak the shower head in vinegar overnight.

Running Toilet

Toilets have a flapper valve that controls when water passes from the tank to the bowl. If your flapper valve is no longer working, you can go to a store with a plumbing section and buy a toilet repair kit.

Leaky Pipes

You will want to call a Phoenix plumber to help with leak locating if you don’t know where the leak is coming from. Joint fillers and fitting compounds can provide a temporary solution, but you should also get a plumbing professional to solve the problem.

Corroded Pipes

Some people don’t realize how old their pipes are, and don’t find out until the pipes degrade completely. If you have corroded pipes, you will want to call an Arizona plumbing contractor like Parker & Sons to help you replace your pipes.

Tree Roots

Sometimes tree roots can get inside pipe joints and cause leaks or blockages. You will need to get the help of a Phoenix plumber to remove the root completely and make sure that the pipe doesn’t need to be replaced.

Pipe Burst

If a pipe suddenly bursts, there could be large amounts of leaking water causing serious damage to your home. You will want to get plumbing repair help immediately because you will need to tear out the damaged areas and look between walls for the leak.

Faulty Water Heaters

Water heaters occasionally break down. It could be a broken part or a loose connection somewhere. Our plumbing technicians at Parker and Sons can help you if your water heater suddenly stops working.

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