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Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Plumbing_dreamstime_xl_10523808_396x594There are few homeowners today choosing to live without indoor plumbing or who are happy enough with an outhouse, warm as our weather may be. The modern plumbing system allows us to live with a level of comfort and convenience that simply would not be possible without it. Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee that you’ll never encounter problems of any kind with your plumbing system. And when you do, it becomes very obvious very quickly just how necessary this system truly is.

The bathroom is a part of your house with an immense amount plumbing. If you run into trouble with your bathroom plumbing, it can be a major inconvenience. Certain problems can even put your property at risk. Fortunately for you, our professional plumbers are here to handle your bathroom plumbing services in Tucson, AZ.

With all of the plumbing so readily available in your bathroom, it should come as no surprise to hear that you may encounter bathroom plumbing problems of some kind eventually. While we don’t usually advocate for DIY services, there are certain issues that you likely can handle on your own. Regardless of how serious a problem may be, though, never undertake a project that you don’t feel confident about completing. Here are a few issues that you may encounter.

Problem:

Slow moving drains/clogged drains. This is an extremely common problem. If the drains in your bathtub and/or sink are entirely backed up or are just moving slowly, then it is likely due to hair that has gone down the drains. Showering and shaving are likely culprits.

Solution:

This may not seem like a huge problem, but we do recommend calling in a professional here. Harsh chemical cleaners are very unlikely to do a thorough job of clearing a clog, and attempting to snake a clog out on your own will likely result in part of the clog being left behind. Professional drain cleaning is your best option.

Problem:

Toilet Won’t Flush. A toilet not flushing is obviously a major inconvenience. It can also result in unhygienic conditions in your home. There are a few reasons why this may happen.

Solution:

There are a few reasons why your toilet may not flush. If nothing is happening when you depress the lever, take the top off of the tank. The chain connecting the handle to the flapper may have slipped off. If your toilet is flushing but the water won’t drain, always try using a plunger it before calling in a pro.

Problem:

Leaks. This one covers a lot of ground. Some leaks, there are actually steps that you can take on your own. Others, depending upon location and severity, always demand the services of trained professionals.

Solution:

If your showerhead is dripping at the connection, remove it and wrap some teflon tape around the threading. If your tub itself or the tank of your toilet is leaking, replacement may be necessary. Leak under the sink? You could have a clogged P-trap backing up and leaking at a connection. You can remove and clear this. Faucet leaking? Again, that’s a job for a pro.

Count on The Sunny Plumber for outstanding bathroom plumbing services.

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