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Bathroom Plumbing Issues (& What To Do About Them)

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Bathroom plumbing issues can strike when you least expect them. Clogged drains and running toilets are an all too familiar occurrence in many households. The good news is that most small bathroom plumbing emergencies can be easily fixed without too much trouble. Let’s have a look at the most common bathroom plumbing issues and how you can get them fixed.

Clogged Drain

If water isn’t draining through your toilet, tub or sink, you’ve probably got a clogged drain.

Commonly caused by debris build-up and soap scum in your drain, clogged drains tend to get worse over time until they completely clog up. Luckily, blocked drains aren’t that hard to unblock. The first point of action for a clogged drain is to use a plunger to help dislodge any bits of debris or build-up. This, however, may not always do the trick, and you may need to call on a professional drain cleaning service. A professional company will be able to offer ongoing preventative maintenance which will ensure that you never have a clogged drain.

Be careful of trying to use chemical products or homemade devices as these can cause damage to your pipes. At Art Plumbing AC & Electric, we make use of hydro-jetting technology and rooters to clear out blockages. This is a completely safe and effective way to unclog your drains.

Low Water Pressure

If water tends to trickle out of your taps, chances are that you may have a water pressure issue. Although this might be a municipal supply problem, it’s often caused by a build-up of sediment deposits on our faucet aerator devices. An easy fix here is to regularly clean these aerators as well as your showerheads. If the problem persists there may be a more complex underlying issue. It’s best to call a reputable plumber to address more challenging water pressure issues.

Running Toilet

Running toilets can be hard to diagnose and are often forgotten about or ignored. The problem is that a running toilet continually wastes water while clocking a hefty water bill at the same time.

When combating a running toilet, the first thing to check for is a faulty flapper valve. This is the valve that allows water to run from the tank into the bowl. If this isn’t the problem, then check the fill valve as well as the flush valve. Flush valves are known to be leaky. Toilet repair kits are easily available, however, it’s better not to get in over your head. If you are unsure of how to fix your running toilet, call a plumber to see to your bathroom plumbing needs.

Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets can be extremely annoying and are most commonly caused by worn-out washers.

Washers are made of rubber that can deteriorate and perish over time. Replacing worn-out washers may well be the solution to your dripping faucet. Not all faucets contain washers and your sink may have a ceramic plate instead. Faucets often require a special tool to repair them. Don’t try and fix it alone unless you’re confident and knowledgeable about plumbing.

Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes can be a nuisance and can cause damage to your flooring or even your furniture. Pipe leaks usually take place at the pipe joints. It’s tempting to perform a temporary fix, but it’s better to replace the faulty pipe. Replacing a leaky pipe can be a messy business and so make sure that you have the professional help you need.

Call The Bathroom Plumbing Experts

At Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, we are the plumbing experts. Our team of emergency drain cleaning experts will be able to quickly and effectively fix and maintain all of your bathroom plumbing issues. We specialize in clearing clogs, slow drains, foul odors, and flooding. No matter what your plumbing emergency is, call us today at 1-800-475-1504.

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