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 booking routine water heater maintenance. When you do have a plumbing problem, calling a plumber in Sandpoint is the smartest approach to solve it quickly and correctly.

Here are 12 common problems 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 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 away at your pipes.

If you’re experiencing a sluggish drain, call us at 208-578-4258 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 increased water bills and damage to your home. That’s why it’s crucial to recognize the signs of a problematic pipe. These include:

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

Leaks can be stealthy and hard to locate since your plumbing is beneath walls. If you suspect you have one, it’s recommended to contact Age Heating & Cooling 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 annually! 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 calling a plumber is a much better idea. A Age Heating & Cooling 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 gone, 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, call us at 208-578-4258 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 last for around 50 years, according to home inspection companies. Or pipes could use another material.

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

Updating your kitchen or bathroom? And planning to move a sink, tub or toilet? Age Heating & Cooling can take care of relocating your plumbing. Moving plumbing also involves removing flooring and subflooring, so you’ll want the help of a professional plumber.

6. Leaky Water Heater

If you have a tank-style water heater, you can expect it to last around 10 years. Water collecting near the base is a symptom it’s gone out, 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 need 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 a day, 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 left to a Age Heating & Cooling pro.

8. Low Water Pressure

There’s nothing worse than trying to take a shower with poor water pressure. Sometimes this issue is because of a situation 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 issues require the help of a licensed plumber from Age Heating & Cooling.

9. Water Main Break

If you’re experiencing low water pressure and noticing water pooling in your yard, you probably have a leaking water main. This line goes underground from the street to your house, giving you all the water you need.

In this instance, you’ll want to shut off your home’s water at the shutoff valve and contact us at 208-578-4258 for immediate help.

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. Call us at 208-578-4258 for fast, affordable plumbing services in Sandpoint.

We Can Handle 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 focus on what matters most. Call us at 208-578-4258 to book your affordable plumbing appointment today!