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Top Problems a Plumber Can Fix

Plumbing issues come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from minor, such as a dripping faucet or running toilet, to a sewer system backup or a major pipe leak capable of causing severe structural damage to property, as well as destroying the contents of a home or business or no hot water troubles.

Today we’ll focus on the most common issues that need some sort of plumbing work. Prevention is better than cure, of course, and you can minimize problems from occurring, or getting much worse if you know in advance the sorts of problems that are most likely to occur.

A professional plumber is capable of taking on just about any plumbing-related job, ensuring you’ll get high-quality work done efficiently and safely without any further damage occurring to your plumbing systems including:
  • Running toilets: Wasting up to 800 liters or more per day, you could end up with a big water bill. You may be able to repair this issue yourself by replacing some of the components inside the tank, but if you’ve tried this and still have issues with the toilet running, you should call a professional out to deal with the issue instead.
  • Faulty water heater: The average water heater might make it 10 years. There are multiple issues that can cause a water heater to fail. The pilot light may go out, and you have to relight it. A build-up of sediment in the tank can also cause problems. Or maybe the thermostat that is at fault. Generally speaking, you will want a professional to inspect, maintain, and fix your water heater, unless it's something basic like that pilot light. A professional plumber will be able to analyze the water heater, determine what the problem is and recommend the best course of action, be it repairing or replacing certain parts or replacing the appliance entirely saving you the most over the long run.
  • Leaking pipes: Keep an eye out for leaks or for water spots on the floor or in the ceiling. If you notice these, you should make it a priority to get a plumber out as soon as possible to determine what is causing the leak and take the proper steps to resolve the issue.
  • Sewer back up: Sewer backups are, frankly, a nightmare. Smelly, nasty, inconvenient, and expensive to fix. Common causes include the city sewer, a clog due to your own drain issues, or a line break or collapse. Depending on the age of your connection to city services might narrow this down, in most cases a plumber call is inevitable not only to find but to fix the issue.
  • Dripping faucets: Dripping faucets might seem like more of a nuisance than anything, but like running toilets, this can waste a lot of water, which is bad for the environment and for your pocketbook. If you’re unable to get a faucet to stop leaking yourself, you should get a professional out to handle the problem. The money you pay in repairs will be far less than what you’d lose by just trying to deal with the nuisance in the long run.
Ultimately, fixing the problem yourself rather than calling in a plumber might save you some money if you know what you’re doing. The trouble is, most homeowners don’t know what they’re doing, and the experience and skills of a professional, certified plumber cannot be beaten. Contact one of the professionals at PipeMasters today: info@pipemasters.ca or (289) 404-9063.

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