Have you ever experienced a plumbing problem and thought to yourself, “I wonder if this is something I can fix myself or something I should call a plumber for?” Maybe you’ve even thought twice about picking up the phone because you felt your problem was too simple for a plumber to come look at. Rest assured that the most common reasons that you’re likely to need a plumber, are the same reasons that other people call a plumber. While the professionals at All Star Plumbing and Restoration have certainly seen it all when it comes to plumbing problems, we typically see many of the same problems over and over. We’ve put together a list of the top 5 reasons people reach out to a plumber for help.
Dripping Faucets – easily the most common problem homeowners suffer from with regards to their plumbing. A dripping faucet is not only annoying, but also expensive. You could be wasting hundreds of gallons of water by leaving a faucet dripping. Don’t wait to get this problem addressed. Putting off this repair can end up making things worse, as the valve seat will corrode if the dripping continues too long. In the end, a dripping faucet is a problem that can be easily fixed by a plumber and will pay for itself in saved water.
Clogged Drains – another reason people tend to call the plumber is when a drain is running slowly or is completely clogged. In most cases homeowners have tried the at-home DIY route, or have poured everything they can think of down the drain to try to get rid of the clog, but the problem remains. The plumber will come out and remove the clog, clean the pipes, and install a screen to prevent the clog from happening again. This service can keep you from going down the road of repeated clogs and hours of frustration.
Low Water Pressure – if your home seems to have less water pressure than it used to, it’s worth the time to investigate the reason why. In most situations simply cleaning the faucet aerators and shower heads will take care of it, but if the problem persists you will definitely want to call a plumber. The problem could be the result of a break in your main water line. Not fixing it could lead to major issues with the foundation of your home.
Running Toilet – the sound of a running toilet is enough to make you crazy, and it can cost you a ton on your water bill. Many homeowners are able to replace the float, fill tube and flapper, but if that doesn’t solve the problem then it’s time to call All Star Plumbing and Restoration. We can get to the bottom of what’s causing your toilet to run, and we’ll figure out where the water is leaking. Toilets are a very common reason to need a plumber.
Leaky Pipes – a leaking pipe is nothing to mess around with. If left untreated it can lead to substantial water damage in the floor, ceiling, or walls. Fixing a leaky pipe is also a very messy job, and one that’s really better left to the professionals. In areas such as Boise where the weather gets both hot and cold throughout the year it’s very common for the metal in your pipes to wear down over time and require replacement.