Top Plumbing Problems | Boston & Cambridge Plumbing

November 22, 2016

Plumbing issues can occur at any moment, whether it’s a leaky faucet or a major pipe burst. Regardless of the plumbing problem, many homeowners try to rectify it on their own but this usually leaves matters worse. Hiring a plumber will not only save you from headache and frustration but you won’t spend money on a DIY project and then pay a plumber to correct your mistake.

Below is a list of the most common plumbing problems

Dripping Faucet

Dripping faucets are not only extremely annoying but they waste so much water which increases your bill. Single faucets send so an enormous amount of water down the drain, we’re talking about hundreds of gallons of water!

Toilet that Runs Constantly

If you find yourself always jiggling the toilet handle after you flush, you may want to check the flapper valve. The flapper valve allows water to pass from the tank to the bowl but when it doesn’t work correctly, the tube becomes loose. However, if you’ve already replaced the flapper, there could be sediment that’s affecting the flushing.

Pipe Leaks

Typically, pipe leaks occur at joints and can leave a huge puddle on your floor. There are temporary fixes but it’s best to have a professional plumber fix the problem. A leaky U-joint under the sink is quite messy and will require a plumber’s expertise.

Clogged Drains

We’ve all dealt with a clogged drain before, usually due to a buildup of hair in the shower or tub. Sometimes it’s just food particles that can be suctioned out. While many people purchase commercial drain cleaning products, they can damage pipe materials when used often.

Other plumbing issues that we frequently find include:

  • Failing sump pump
  • Low water pressure
  • Leaky washing machine hose
  • Not hot water
  • Broken water line

If you’ve run into a plumbing fiasco in the Greater Boston area, contact Winters® Home Services. You may have tried everything you could to fix your plumbing situation, spent too much money and wasted time