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5 Common Plumbing Problems

five common plumbing problems

According to the Eviromental Protection Agency, it is estimated that the average household loses about 180 gallons per week when dealing with a common leak. That’s about 300 loads of laundry! While these smaller plumbing problems may not seem like a big deal, they can cause more damage to your home and hurt your wallet.

Here at Shamrock Plumbing, we can fix any problem, big or small. For all your plumbing needs, we’re the ones you’ll want to call! Contact us today and we’ll have one of our expert plumbers repair your problem ASAP.

5 Common Plumbing Problems

We’ve seen our fair share of plumbing problems, however, some of the most common ones we’ve seen are:

Weak Water Pressure

Have you ever jumped in the shower and the showerhead doesn’t spray any water? This is most likely due to calcium build-up, which weakens the water pressure. Homeowners with hard water often experience this more, and can easily solve this problem with a water softener. But for a quick temporary solution, you can soak your showerhead in a vinegar and water solution to avoid buildup.

shower head dripping water

Dripping Faucets

If your faucet is dripping, this means that something is either worn out or out of place. The most common cause of a drip comes from a worn-out washer. After time and continual usage, the water located near the valve seat gets worn out from friction and pressure. This can easily be fixed by replacing the old washer, with a new one. If your faucet continues to drip, call us and we’ll come out and take a look!

Leaking Pipes

There are lots of reasons why pipes leak but among them are punctures, freezing, and clogs. If a pipe leak goes undetected, it can cause damage to your home such as wall stains, bowing of floors, and cracking of walls. We suggest taking inventory of your pipes and checking them regularly to make sure that nothing is leaking..Even the smallest of leaks can cause a lot of damage over time. If you happen to find a leak in your home, you’ll want to take care of it immediately, procrastination can hurt your wallet!

a leaking pipe under a sink

Running Toilets

Running toilets can be frustrating. Unlike a clog, a running toilet leaves you with very little water and it sounds as if it’ll never fill back up. .For this, there is a very simple solution. You’ll need to take off the lid of the tank to look for the problem. Check the flapper to see that it is properly sealed or make sure there isn’t a snag in the chain or string attached from the handle.

No Hot Water

Nothing is worse than taking a cold shower. No hot water can result as a malfunction in the water heater like a broken dip tube or too small of a water heater to service your house or calcium build-up.

When Should You Call a Plumber?

plumber fixing a bathroom sink

While some plumbing problems are a quick fix, others you have a matter of hours before real damage occurs. If a problem arises and it isn’t something you can fix, you’ll want to contact a professional plumber ASAP. Procrastination can cause more damage, which in the end can cost you more than you anticipated. You’ll want to call a professional immediately if any of the following problems have occurred:

  • Gurgling Sounds
  • Gas Smells
  • Continuous Drainage Problems
  • Lasting Smell of Sewage
  • Frozen Pipes

While some of these repairs could be easily fixed, it’s important to remember that if any problems persist, you’ll want to contact a plumber as soon as possible!

Call Shamrock Plumbing Today!

For 30 years, Shamrock Plumbing has offered a diverse range of plumbing services throughout Utah. We specialize in prompt, reliable, and professional service that exceeds your expectations! Contact us and we’ll send out one of our experienced plumbers out for a quote!

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