It’s frustrating when we go to the bathroom and discover the faucet’s leaking or there’s water all over the floor from the toilet. Lavatory faucet repair can be difficult and may end up making the problem worse if not done correctly. Your household fixtures may seem simple, but be careful of these common fixture problems.
It doesn’t matter if you got a top of the line faucet or something off the bargain bin, eventually, problems arise. Faucets are made up of several parts and any one of them can cause a problem. You could have a leaky faucet, water coming from the hot or cold water valves, low water pressure, or many more.
We’ve seen nightmarish toilet problems in our years servicing the community, from toilets overflowing with sewage that fills the bathroom floor, to toilets that never stop running, not to mention clogs that refuse to clear. The list goes on and on. Some of these problems can easily be solved by you, such as plunging out a stubborn clog or replacing a ballcock to stop a running toilet. If the clog refuses to budge or it’s just too much for you to handle, then call us.
The garbage disposal is one of those machines that’s scary to try and fix yourself. We’ve all seen those horror movies where someone loses a wedding ring or tries to stick their hand down to fix it and…well…we all know how that ends. It’s easy over time for garbage disposals to get clogged, smell bad, or stop working. It’s a machine, and as such it occasionally needs repair. Keep all of your fingers and contact our licensed team if something goes wrong with your garbage disposal.
You likely spent quite a bit of money on your fixtures, so let us help fix the problem and make sure they come through the process unscathed.
If there is one room in the house that’s likely to have plumbing problems, it’s the bathroom. Bathroom plumbing includes the toilet, bath and/or shower, and the sink. That’s a lot of plumbing in a small area, and occasional problems are inevitable. We’ll outline some of the most common problems found in the bathroom.
Whether it’s the sink, bathtub, or toilet, one of most common problems is a slow drain. While this may be more of an annoyance, it can eventually turn into a clog if the problem isn’t taken care of quickly. Slow drains are usually caused by a small blockage preventing the water from draining properly. DIYers can remove the pop-up and clean out the pipe; when it comes to the bathroom sinks and bathtubs, the most common problem is hair. For the toilet, the best thing is a good plunging to clear out any debris. If it still drains slowly, then it might be time to call a professional.
It may not seem like a big deal if your sink or bathtub faucet drips. It’s just going into the drain, so it’s not a big deal, right? Over time, you’re wasting a considerable amount of water down the drain. It’s environmentally wasteful, plus you’re paying for the water. Also, a leaking faucet could be the beginning of a larger problem, so it’s better to take care of it early before it becomes a major expense.
There is nothing more frustrating than low water pressure. First, check to see if the pressure is low for both the hot and cold water settings. If they are, then the problem is likely with the aerator. Over time, debris and deposits can adhere to it and cause a resistance to water flow. If only one of the settings is impacted, then it could be a leak or other issue.
If your bathroom has these or other issues, let us help you get them fixed, so life can get back to normal.
We’ve been called to many homes through the years where we see how a major residential plumbing disaster could have been averted with a little vigilance by the homeowner. There are pipes running throughout your home that bring clean water into your home and usher contaminated water out. They’re important and there are ways you can keep them safe.
For the most part, plumbing is out of sight and out of mind for many homeowners. The vast majority of the time, It just works. With a little vigilance, it can stay that way. Do you notice your toilet not flushing as fast? You might have a clog starting. Do you have a clogged toilet that needs a plunger regularly? You might have a blockage in the pipes. Keep an eye out for water under the sink or small puddles on the floor; that could mean you have a leak. Pay attention to changes in your plumbing and solve the problem before it becomes a major expense.
We’ve been called out to many clogged bathrooms to find a ball or children’s toy lodged in the bowl. Kids are wonderful, but they love to watch the water swirl and if Sailor Jack goes with… well, bon voyage. It’s also tempting to just throw away “flushable” wipes or paper towels down the toilets just because it’s easier than throwing them away, but those don’t degrade like toilet paper (even those “flushable” wipes.) We’ll come out to fix your plumbing regardless, but just know that a clogged toilet caused by poor flushing choices can be avoided.
You’re not an expert on plumbing or water heaters, and you don’t have to be. Even with the most eagle eyes, you may not realize there’s a plumbing problem until it’s too late. Our licensed plumbers can catch these problems possibly even before they happen with an annual plumbing inspection. We’ll come out and give everything a good once over and warn you of any potential issues. We want you to have the best plumbing possible, so follow these tips and set your fears to rest. Contact us today and schedule an inspection or get those pesky plumbing problems fixed.
Water makes up approximately 70% of our entire body, so it is important to keep it in good condition. As plumbing professionals, we are first to know about water safety, but we want you to have that quality assurance all year round.
Plumbing services work to eliminate backflow. A backflow condition can occur if the pressure inside your home increases higher than the incoming water pressure, from a booster pump system for example, or if there is a back siphonage condition which could happen if a fire hydrant gets broken. When this occurs, the contaminated water cross connects with your current water source and could cause an intake of unhealthy water back into the water that you drink. Reverse Osmosis Systems will remove common chemical contaminants (metal ions, aqueous salts), including sodium, chloride, copper, chromium, and lead; may reduce arsenic, fluoride, radium, sulfate, calcium, magnesium, potassium, nitrate, and phosphorous.
Keep your water fresh: You are what you eat, right? More like, you are what you drink. It’s important to know how safe your water is prior to it entering your plumbing line. Unsanitary water can cause serious health issues and old outdated plumbing systems can leach lead into the water lines. Through the technique of water softening, calcium and magnesium ions are removed; as they cause the water to be hard. Iron ions may also be removed during softening. The best way to soften water is to use a water softener unit and connect it directly to the water supply.
To avoid spending more time in the bathroom than you had intended you want to be aware of not allowing bacteria to enter the water that you use for food and drink. An active charcoal carbon filter is the most effective at removing chlorine, sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), taste and odor from water. They are not effective at removing minerals, salts, and dissolved inorganic compounds.
Lead, on the other hand, is good for shielding Superman against kryptonite, paints and gas, but NOT good for your health. Lead poisoning is damaging on the brain and nervous system. Toxic chemicals can be released from your own pipes, faucets, and more. If lead leaches into your water system, your refreshing water can become toxic. A simple check by an experienced plumber can easily prevent all of these issues for you and your family.
Keep the age of your house in mind. Just like shoes and hairstyles get dated, so do your pipes. The older your house, the more it pays to have your pipes checked. Be proactive; not reactive. Get a yearly check-up or at least a regular inspection throughout the year. One check up in a day, can keep the doctor away.
Let us help make sure your family is safe!
Source: cnn.com; blackdiamondtoday.com
Do you feel like you’re drowning in house repairs? If so, it’s time to put Hansen’s Plumbing services to the test! You don’t know what you don’t know, right? You constantly hear about plumbing services, but do you really know what services are being offered? We recognize that things fall apart, but we are here to put them back together and flush away any problems. Is your garbage disposal acting up? Are you experiencing a toilet issue or a leaking faucet?
Our skilled team has solved a multitude of services big and small 24/7:
Failed piping or supply lines might not be covered under your homeowners insurance if your pressure regulator is not functioning correctly and you have a pipe failure. We install or repair any issues to prevent any future negative effects on the operation of your water supply.
Whether you are in the midst of the heat or caught in the snow, it is important to keep your water heater serviced. We will flush out the mineral buildup and replace the anode rod that protects your tank. Hansen’s will provide you with expertise on the correct size and type of water heater to fit your every need.
We also offer backflow test and repair.
Better safe than sorry! We perform smoke testing to identify any failures in your waste and vent system to prevent any sewer gas or waste from going into your home.
With video line inspections, we educate you on what’s inside your lines and where to prevent future damage. We can identify any failures in your sewer and have also found toys and jewelry among other things.
When cable machine cleaning is not enough, we rely on our hydro jet drain cleaning, which uses high pressure water into a drain to eliminate debris, clear tree roots and clean drain walls.
We know it can be draining to deal with recurring plumbing inconveniences, but Hansen’s is licensed, insured and bonded and ensure best practices in all that we do for our clients.
Listen friends, your home is perfect just the way it is. Hansen’s Plumbing is here to help keep it that way. Unless you want a change… then we remodel too. ☺
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