10 Things Plumbers Can Fix

August 10, 2021

With your home’s plumbing, there are several things you can do to keep water flowing smoothly. Like only flushing toilet paper or scheduling routine water heater maintenance. When you do have a plumbing problem, calling a plumber in Neptune City is the best approach to solve it quickly and correctly.

Here are 12 common issues that a plumber can take care of.

1. Clogged Drains

Kitchen and bathroom drains are susceptible to food and hair clogs. While you can attempt to fix the blockage on your own, liquid plumbing products often cause more damage. They might not break up the clog at all. Or the harmful chemicals they contain can eat through your pipes.

If you’re experiencing a slow-moving drain, call us at 732-806-5536 for plumbing services. We use special tools like plumbing snakes to get rid of clogs without damaging your pipes.

2. Dripping Pipes

Leaky pipes can cost you, both in increased water bills and damage to your home. That’s why it’s important to know the signs of a problematic pipe. These include:

  • Soft spots on ceilings, walls or the floor
  • Higher than average water bills
  • Musty odors
  • Mold growth

Leaks can be stealthy and hard to pinpoint since your plumbing is beneath walls. If you suspect you have one, it’s best to call Aggressive Mechanical for plumbing repair.

3. Dripping Faucets

You may think that a dripping faucet is no big deal. But a faucet that drips each second can waste up to 5 gallons of water daily. And more than 2,000 gallons of water each year! That’s enough water to fill a tank that’s 90” wide and 83” tall.

You might also think you can fix a faucet by yourself but calling a plumber is a much better idea. A Aggressive Mechanical plumber will be able to quickly find the faulty part and replace the fixture, if needed.

4. Frozen Pipes

Very cold temperatures and inadequate insulation can wreak havoc on your pipes and your house. The typical cost of a frozen pipe insurance claim is $10,900, according to Forbes.

There are a few steps you can take to keep your pipes from freezing:

  • Have us check your plumbing and repair any cracks.
  • Insulate any pipes in a cold area of your home.
  • If you’re gone, keep your thermostat at 50 degrees (or higher) to keep your pipes thawed.
  • Keep faucets going at a slow drip during very cold days. This keeps water flowing through the pipes.

If you discover you have a frozen pipe, contact us at 732-806-5536 immediately for plumbing service.

5. Pipe Replacement or Relocation

Plumbing in newer homes often is a combination of PVC, CPVC, PEX or copper pipes. Older homes may use galvanized steel pipes, which are good for around 50 years, according to home inspection companies. Or pipes could use another material.

If your home was built prior to the 1970s, we recommend having your plumbing inspected. This can help determine when you need to get new pipes and help you avoid a catastrophic leak.

Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? And want to move a sink, tub or toilet? Aggressive Mechanical can take care of moving your plumbing. Moving plumbing also involves pulling up flooring and subflooring, so you’ll want the help of a professional plumber.

6. Leaky Water Heater

If you have a tank-style water heater, you can expect it to work around 10 years. Water pooling near the base is a sign it’s failed, as well as:

  • Not enough hot water
  • Popping or rumbling noises
  • Cloudy water
  • Leaking or faulty pressure relief valve

We’ll determine whether you need water heater repair or water heater installation.

7. Constantly Running Toilet

A leaky toilet is even worse than a dripping faucet. It can waste up to 200 gallons of water daily, or 73,000 gallons of water yearly! That’s the same as 384 full hot tubs.

Like fixing a leaky faucet, this job is best left to a Aggressive Mechanical pro.

8. Low Water Pressure

There’s nothing worse than attempting to take a shower with poor water pressure. Sometimes this issue is because of an issue with your city’s water supply. But it can frequently be caused by a clog in your plumbing system or a water main break. Both problems require the assistance of a licensed plumber from Aggressive Mechanical.

9. Water Main Break

If you’re experiencing low water pressure and seeing water pooling in your yard, you probably have a leaking water main. This line goes underground from the street to your house, supplying you with all the water you need.

In this situation, you’ll want to turn off your home’s water at the shutoff valve and call us at 732-806-5536 for immediate help.

10. Sewer Line Backup

A sewer line backup is one of the grossest plumbing problems you can have. It’s unsanitary, it smells and it can cause a lot of damage to your house. Contact us at 732-806-5536 for fast, affordable plumbing services in Neptune City.

We Can Take Care of All Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Trying to deal with a plumbing issue by yourself can be frustrating and take up a lot of time. A pro plumber can handle many issues quickly and affordably, giving you more time to focus on what matters most. Call us at 732-806-5536 to book your affordable plumbing appointment today!