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Top 10 Home Plumbing Problems

Nothing upsets a household as much as an overflowing toilet or clogged up drain pipe. Generally speaking, plumbing problems that appear from time to time in Las Vegas, as elsewhere, are mostly simple to resolve, but they do call for the expertise of professional plumbers at times.

Common Plumbing Problems

  • No Running Water
  • No Running Hot Water
  • Clogged Drains
  • Leaking Or Dripping Faucets
  • Leaking Water Heaters
  • Leaking Pipes
  • Over-flowing Toilets
  • Leaking Toilets
  • Broken Garbage Disposals
  • New Fixture Installations

No running water is a sure give away that a plumber may have to be called–or that the utility company shut off your water because of an unpaid bill. Before calling a professional, you may want to check first the following items. If you have a gas water heater, make sure the light is lit and hasn’t gone out. Also, make sure you aren’t over-using the allotted water capacity of the tank.

No running hot water is a staple in the list of plumbing problems that homeowners face. It may mean the water heater’s setting is not set high enough, this should be set normally at 120 degrees, unless the heating element is broken.

Clogged drains may be a simple plumbing problem to fix. The drain can sometimes be unclogged with as simple a tool as a rubber plunger. However, a plumber may be necessary to help dislodge clogged items. At other times, a grease trap cleaning may be warranted. In any event, this situation can be avoided by simply being careful of what you allow down the drain such as veggie cuttings, coffee ground and other items–including dish rags.

A leaking or dripping faucet may be annoying, but many times it is easily resolved by changing the rubber washer on the faucet or not turning the faucet too roughly.

Leaking water heaters are a sure sign that they may need to be replaced as this indicates certain rusting underneath the water tank. Unfortunately, there’s no repair for this issue.

Leaking pipes can cause extensive damage to the floors, walls, baseboards and personal belongings such as furniture. Because lime and other mineral deposits accumulate that would eventually cause a leak, it is wise to periodically check the water pipes.

Over-flowing toilets may indicate a clogged up toilet or some broken toilet mechanism. If a simple jiggling of the handle doesn’t resolve the problem, a low humming noise or a continuously running water flow after the first flush indicates trouble.

Leaking toilets, another common form of toilet trouble, can raise your water bill by $100 annually. There is a real possibility that the section between the tank and the toilet bowl or the pedestal stand and the toilet bowl has worn out.

A broken garbage disposal unit is one messy job to tackle. However, by regularly running hot, boiling water into the disposal, much of the accumulated matter can be dislodged.

New fixture installations are a breeze to fix compared to other plumbing problems or mishaps. That being said, the only question here is having the customer select the fixture of their choice and the quality of the fixture that they want to put in.

As you can see, whether one is in a hot, arid region such as Las Vegas, or elsewhere, plumbing problems arise anywhere there is a plumbing infrastructure. Consequently, by calling reputable, certified plumbing contractors, such as Pure Plumbing, a solid first line of defense for plumbing problems is assured.