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8 Plumbing Problems that are BIGGER than you think

Updated: Jun 19, 2018

It's one of those things that no one wants to deal with, but leaving these issues alone only causes a bigger problem. Take a proactive approach to save cost and frustration in the future!

1) Clogged drains could be a larger issue than you think.

A clogged drain seems like a problem that can easily be taken care of. However, if action is not taken quickly it can cause other serious issues.  A clogged drain that appears to be in just one location of the house could be blocking the entire sewer system.

There are a few products available that advertise to remove clogs but generally the clog must be properly removed.

2) Lukewarm or cold water

If you enjoy the modern convenience of being able to wash clothes or dishes or even shower whenever you feel like it your water heater is to thank.  When it begins to work improperly, cold showers become a reality.  This could be an easy fix or something that needs serious attention but you will not know until you contact a plumbing professional.

3) Is your water heater leaking?

Is there moisture around the base of your water heater or leaking outside from the drain pipe?  This is evidence of an apparent problem with your water heater.  We would love to send one of our technicians out to inspect it to see what repairs may be needed to avoid the loss of hot water or damage.

4) Constant Dripping

Just like in the movies, when we hear that constant drip of a faucet we know that something bad is on the way. It will waste a lot of water but it is a sign that a faucet or associated parts are in need of repair. Our technicians will be able to diagnose the issue to either repair or replace the faucet for you.


5) Scary Leaks

Some are scared by hollywood's version of horror but leaking pipes are scarier. If water is leaking in the wall it can cause mold growth as well as deterioration of your home's framing. If you can see or smell signs of water you should contact us at Jake's Plumbing. The leak could be a warning sign of a potential burst.

6) Toilet Running or Bowl Not Filling properly

If your toilet is running then so are the numbers on your water bill. Most likely there is a broken component inside the toilet tank. Call Jake's Plumbing to solve the problem. 

7) Installing faucets may not be for the novice

Installing new fixtures can improve the look and function of your bathroom. If you feel like you are mechanically inclined please give this a try but if you do not feel confident call us at Jake's Plumbing to give you that new bathroom look.

8) Does Your Garbage Disposal Smell or Make Loud Noise

If your disposal has a constant smell grinding orange or lemon slices usually does the trick. If it seems abnormally noisy first check to see if there is anything that cant grind inside of it. You may find that neither of these options work for you or it could be that your disposal does not work at all. If the latter applies to you call Jake's Plumbing so that one of our technicians can repair the unit for you or provide a replacement.

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