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What are the Most Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems?

February 20, 2020 | Blog

You step out of the shower, look down and notice that your tub is full of water. It’s not draining. What do you do? It’s hard to know which plumbing problems are common and which require professionals.

Slow draining tub? Clogged sink? These are just a few common Fresno plumbing problems that a professional can help with.

Clogged Toilets, Sinks and Bathtubs

Clogs are one of the most common bathroom plumbing problems homeowners have to deal with. For toilet clogs, a good plunger can do the trick and unclog your toilet. However, if you aren’t able to get the clog out yourself, a professional plumber will need to come in and snake the drain. Additionally, objects that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet like small toys, feminine products or wipes usually require professional plumbing services. Even if you are not sure what is causing the clog, calling a professional will ensure that the clog is fixed correctly. 

If it takes your tub or sink a long time to drain, that’s a big sign something is wrong. Hair is a common reason your drains clog. If that’s the issue, there are tools or products you can buy to unclog the hair. If your tub is still draining slowly after that, it’s time to call a plumber. The problem could be a lot bigger than you thought. Plumbers have all the necessary tools and knowledge to fix your problem.

Leaky Faucets

We all know that annoying dripping sound of a leaky faucet. Even the smallest leaks can rack up hundreds of gallons (and dollars) in wasted water. A leaky faucet usually isn’t as simple of a fix as a clogged toilet. You will usually need to disassemble the faucet and replace certain parts. If you’re not comfortable with this, calling a plumber is going to be your best bet.  

Low Water Pressure

There’s nothing like coming home after a long day of work to a hot shower, but if your water pressure isn’t high it can make the shower a lot less comfortable. Occasionally low water pressure can be caused by city water mishaps, but it is more commonly caused by built-up minerals in your shower head’s aerator. This can generally be fixed by disassembling the showerhead and scrubbing the aerator clean. If you frequently deal with hard water problems, you should consider getting a water softener installed.

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