10 Things Plumbers Can Fix

August 10, 2021

With your home’s plumbing, there are a few things you should do to keep water running smoothly. Like only flushing toilet paper or scheduling routine water heater maintenance. When you do have a plumbing problem, getting in touch with a plumber in Brandon is the smartest approach to solve it quickly and correctly.

Here are 12 common problems that a plumber can take care of.

1. Clogged Drains

Kitchen and bathroom drains are susceptible to food and hair clogs. While you can try to resolve the blockage by yourself, liquid plumbing products often do more damage. They may not eliminate the clog at all. Or the harmful chemicals they contain can eat through your pipes.

If you’re dealing with a slow-moving drain, call us at 204-728-0180 for plumbing services. We use special tools like plumbing snakes to eliminate clogs without harming your pipes.

2. Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes can cost you, both in bigger water bills and damage to your house. 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 smells
  • Mold growth

Leaks can be sneaky and hard to pinpoint since your plumbing is beneath walls. If you suspect you have one, it’s recommended to call Brandon Heating and Plumbing for plumbing repair.

3. Leaky Faucets

You might think that a dripping faucet isn’t a problem. But a faucet that drips each second can waste up to 5 gallons of water each day. And more than 2,000 gallons of water yearly! That’s enough water to fill a tank that’s 90” wide and 83” tall.

You may also think you can repair a faucet on your own but contacting a plumber is a much better idea. A Brandon Heating and Plumbing plumber will be able to quickly locate the failing part and replace the fixture, if needed.

4. Burst Pipes

Very cold temperatures and inadequate insulation can wreak havoc on your pipes and your home. 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 check your plumbing and repair any cracks.
  • Insulate any pipes in a chilly area of your home.
  • If you’re away, set your thermostat at 50 degrees (or higher) to keep your pipes thawed.
  • Keep faucets running at a slow drip during extremely cold days. This keeps water flowing through the pipes.

If you discover you have a frozen pipe, call us at 204-728-0180 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 last for around 50 years, according to home inspection companies. Or pipes could be made from another material.

If your home was built before the 1970s, we recommend having your plumbing checked. This can help determine when you need to replace your pipes and help you avoid a catastrophic leak.

Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? And want to move a sink, tub or toilet? Brandon Heating and Plumbing can handle moving your plumbing. Rerouting plumbing also involves removing flooring and subflooring, so you’ll need the help of a professional plumber.

6. Leaky Water Heater

If you use a tank-style water heater, you can expect it to last around 10 years. Water pooling near the base is a sign 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 should have water heater repair or water heater installation.

7. Constantly Running 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 Brandon Heating and Plumbing pro.

8. Low Water Pressure

There’s nothing worse than attempting to take a shower with poor water pressure. Sometimes this problem is because of an issue with your city’s water supply. But it can frequently be caused by a clog in your plumbing system or a water main break. Both problems require the assistance of a licensed plumber from Brandon Heating and Plumbing.

9. Water Main Break

If you’re dealing with low water pressure and noticing water pooling in your yard, you probably have a leaky water main. This line runs underground from the street to your home, supplying you with all the water you need.

In this situation, you’ll want to turn off your home’s water at the shutoff valve and contact us at 204-728-0180 for immediate help.

10. Sewer Line Backup

A sewer line backup is one of the grossest plumbing problems you can deal with. It’s unsanitary, it smells and it can result in a lot of damage to your house. Call us at 204-728-0180 for fast, reasonable plumbing services in Brandon.

We Can Take Care of All Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Trying to tackle a plumbing problem by yourself can be frustrating and time-consuming. A pro plumber can handle many issues quickly and affordably, allowing you more time to spend on what matters most. Contact us at 204-728-0180 to schedule your affordable plumbing appointment today!