10 Things Plumbers Can Fix

August 10, 2021

With your home’s plumbing, there are a few things you can do to keep water flowing smoothly. Such as only flushing toilet paper or scheduling regular water heater maintenance. When you do experience a plumbing problem, contacting a plumber in Paxinos is the best way to solve it quickly and correctly.

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

1. Blocked Drains

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

If you’re experiencing a sluggish drain, call us at 570-648-0748 for plumbing services. We use special tools like plumbing snakes to eliminate clogs without damaging your pipes.

2. Dripping Pipes

Leaky pipes can cost you, both in higher water bills and damage to your home. That’s why it’s crucial to know the signs of a problematic pipe. These include:

  • Soft spots on ceilings, walls or the floor
  • Higher than average water bills
  • Musty smells
  • Mildew growth

Leaks can be stealthy and hard to pinpoint since your plumbing is hidden behind walls. If you think you have one, it’s recommended to call LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. for plumbing repair.

3. Dripping Faucets

You may think that a leaky faucet is no big deal. But a faucet that drips every second can waste up to 5 gallons of water each day. And more than 2,000 gallons of water each year! That’s ample water to fill a tank that’s 90” wide and 83” tall.

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

4. Frozen Pipes

Extreme temperatures and poor 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 inspect your plumbing and repair any cracks.
  • Insulate any pipes in a cold area of your home.
  • If you’re away, keep 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, contact us at 570-648-0748 immediately for plumbing service.

5. Pipe Replacement or Relocation

Plumbing in newer houses often is a mix of PVC, CPVC, PEX or copper pipes. Older homes may have galvanized steel pipes, which are good for around 50 years, according to home inspection companies. Or pipes could be made from another material.

If your home was built prior to the 1970s, we advise having your plumbing inspected. This can help determine when you need to get new pipes and help you avoid a catastrophic leak.

Updating your kitchen or bathroom? And planning to move a sink, tub or toilet? LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. can handle relocating your plumbing. Rerouting plumbing also involves pulling up flooring and subflooring, so you’ll want 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 noises
  • Cloudy water
  • Leaking or faulty pressure relief valve

We’ll figure out whether you need water heater repair or water heater installation.

7. Constantly Running Toilet

A leaky toilet is even worse than a dripping faucet. It can waste up to 200 gallons of water daily, or 73,000 gallons of water yearly! That’s the equivalent to 384 full hot tubs.

Like fixing a leaky faucet, this job is best handled by a LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. pro.

8. Low Water Pressure

There’s nothing worse than trying to take a shower with weak water pressure. Sometimes this issue is because of a situation with your city’s water supply. But it can frequently be the result of a clog in your plumbing system or a water main break. Both problems require the help of a licensed plumber from LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc..

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 shut off your home’s water at the shutoff valve and call us at 570-648-0748 for immediate assistance.

10. Sewer Line Backup

A sewer line backup is one of the worst plumbing problems you can have. It’s dirty, it smells and it can cause a lot of damage to your house. Contact us at 570-648-0748 for fast, reasonable plumbing services in Paxinos.

We Can Take Care of All Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Trying to tackle a plumbing issue by yourself can be frustrating and time-consuming. A pro plumber can take care of many issues quickly and affordably, allowing you more time to spend on what matters most. Call us at 570-648-0748 to schedule your affordable plumbing appointment today!