Home Plumbing Repairs
Simple Solutions from Licensed Plumbers & Technicians
Our plumbers deal almost exclusively with crises or emergencies. Most homeowners don’t consider the early signs of plumbing problems and only confront them when they have to. While we’re happy to handle emergency repairs as much as any other kind, we know that preventative maintenance and small repairs are much more affordable.
So, in the name of saving our customers some money, here are common signs of early trouble for your household’s plumbing. Take 10 minutes today to check up on your fixtures. If you see even just a few of these signs, it might be time to call a plumber from Mr. Rooter® Plumbing.
Preventing damage to your garburator can keep your kitchen sanitary and smelling clean. The most important way to take care of it is to only dispose of suitable waste. Potato peels, eggshells, and coffee grounds are not suitable for garburators. The starch of the potatoes reacts with ingredients to form sludge, often out of coffee or eggshells. This will definitely clog up your garburator.
Signs your garburator is dying or needs repair:
- You can hear the motor, but the grinding stops
- The grinding of the garburator is unusually loud
- It stops working while it’s on
- It smells of rotting food or garbage
- The garburator is leaking
- The sink isn’t fully draining
Routinely use lemon peel to keep your drain fresh-smelling. Also, drain vinegar and baking soda down the sink once a month to break down buildup and kill bacteria. Use ½ cup of each, and let it sit in the garburator’s hopper until it stops foaming. Then, rinse it with running water.
Hydronic Heating & Boiler Leaks
If you have a hydronic heating system attached to your boiler, then you have the benefits of an energy-efficient, low-cost heating solution. However, it also means you are much more dependent on functional plumbing.
Potential problems for boiler heating systems include:
- Leaking pipes
- Frozen pipes
- Lack of maintenance
To be completely honest, these problems are linked. A lack of maintenance will lead to leaking or frozen pipes. While preventing pipe freeze might be as simple as adding some anti-freeze to your system, leaks are simply something you need to check for—especially as hot water can lead to mineral buildup and corrosion.
Drains are not all-at-once kinds of problems, but are caused by a slow buildup of issues. That’s why recognizing the early signs of a clogging drain can save you hours of headaches and numerous expenses. Being proactive can save you money and maintain your peace of mind.
If you see the following signs in your sinks or tubs, call Mr. Rooter Plumbing soon:
- Slow drain
- Gurgling noises in drain
- Toilet responds to running sink
- Water sounds like it’s always running
Let Licensed Plumbers Handle Your Problem!
Mr. Rooter is ready and equipped to handle all of your plumbing issues. We fix your problem on the first visit, utilizing years of experience and the latest technology to diagnose and repair your issue. If you’re experiencing an emergency, call us 24/7 to let us take care of it for you! Our prices are always flat-rate and upfront, with no extra charges for nights, weekends, holidays, or emergencies!
Call (855) 591-0128 today for an in-home estimate for your plumbing issues.