10 Things Plumbers Can Fix

August 10, 2021

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

Here are 12 common issues 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 fix the blockage on your own, liquid plumbing products often cause more damage. They might not eliminate the clog at all. Or the corrosive chemicals they contain can eat through your pipes.

If you’re dealing with a slow-moving drain, contact us at 717-216-0846 for plumbing services. We use special tools like plumbing snakes to get rid of clogs without damaging your pipes.

2. Leaky Pipes

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

Leaks can be sneaky and hard to locate since your plumbing is beneath walls. If you suspect you have one, it’s best to contact County Line Mechanical LLC for plumbing repair.

3. Leaky Faucets

You might think that a leaky faucet is no big deal. 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 fix a faucet on your own but contacting a plumber is a much better idea. A County Line Mechanical LLC plumber will be able to quickly find the faulty part and replace the fixture, if necessary.

4. Frozen 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 a few steps you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing:

  • Have us check your plumbing and fix any cracks.
  • Insulate any pipes in a cold area of your home.
  • If you’re gone, set your thermostat at 50 degrees (or higher) to keep your pipes thawed.
  • Keep faucets going at a slow drip during very cold days. This keeps water flowing through the pipes.

If you discover you have a frozen pipe, call us at 717-216-0846 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 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 recommend having your plumbing checked. This can help determine when you need to get new pipes and help you avoid a major leak.

Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? And planning to move a sink, tub or toilet? County Line Mechanical LLC 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. Dripping Water Heater

If you have a tank-style water heater, you can expect it to work around 10 years. Water collecting near the base is a sign it’s gone out, as well as:

  • Not enough hot water
  • Popping or rumbling noises
  • Cloudy water
  • Leaking or faulty pressure relief valve

We’ll determine whether you should have water heater repair or water heater installation.

7. Leaky 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 each year! That’s the equivalent to 384 full hot tubs.

Like fixing a leaky faucet, this job is best handled by a County Line Mechanical LLC pro.

8. Weak 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 assistance of a licensed plumber from County Line Mechanical LLC.

9. Water Main Break

If you’re dealing with low water pressure and seeing water pooling in your yard, you probably have a leaky water main. This line goes underground from the street to your home, giving you 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 717-216-0846 for immediate assistance.

10. Sewer Line Backup

A sewer line backup is one of the grossest plumbing problems you can experience. It’s unsanitary, it smells and it can cause a lot of damage to your home. Contact us at 717-216-0846 for fast, reasonable plumbing services in Reinholds.

We Can Take Care of All Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Trying to tackle a plumbing issue on your own can be frustrating and time-consuming. A professional plumber can handle many issues quickly and affordably, allowing you more time to spend on what matters most. Call us at 717-216-0846 to schedule your affordable plumbing appointment now!