After being in the business for over 25 years, you can bet that we’ve seen just about every plumbing problem imaginable – and even some that you couldn’t even imagine! But if we had to count up all the jobs, there are a few issues that we deal with time and time again.
As plumbers in southern California, here are four of the most common plumbing problems that we see.
1. Backed up or slow drains
Even if you take all the precautions in the world, sometimes a clog in your plumbing is inevitable. Think about all the different substances that go down the drain – soap, hair, body oils, dirt, and the list goes on. When they combine in the pipes below the drain, it’s no surprise that a blockage can form.
At first, the drain can flow slowly, but if left alone it will get worse and eventually you’ll have a backed-up sink or tub. At the first sign of a clog, use a plunger on the drain or try a baking soda/vinegar combination to break up the blockage. If that doesn’t work, you can also call a plumber for a professional drain cleaning that will get the job done.
2. Low water pressure
No one enjoys a shower with a weak stream of water. Low pressure isn’t just annoying – it could be the tip of the iceberg of a larger plumbing issue. Instead of ignoring or putting up with low pressure, have a plumber find out what’s causing the problem – and fix it for good.
3. Leaky fixtures
Drip. Drip. Drip. Whether it’s the worn-out kitchen faucet or an old showerhead, a leaky fixture can be a constant nuisance. It may seem small, but it can also be a giant waste of water and money. Fixing a leaky faucet or other fixture may be as simple as replacing a small rubber part. Or it may be time to upgrade to a new fixture. Either way, don’t wait to fix the drip.
4. Tree root damage
Trees on your property can be a great way to spruce up the landscaping and give your home much-needed shade. But below ground, trees can pose a danger to your plumbing. As roots grow and spread, they have a tendency to break or block sewer line pipes. If this happens, you could end up with a sewer backup, odors in your home, a giant mess, and potential health issues. If you suspect a sewer line issue, contact us right away.
The home plumbing experts
If you have any questions or concerns about the plumbing in your home, you can turn to the team at Liberty Plumbing. We aim to provide the highest level of service to the Murrieta and Winchester, CA, area. Give us a call today at (951) 760-4215.