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. Such as only flushing toilet paper or booking annual water heater maintenance. When you do experience a plumbing problem, getting in touch with a plumber in Albuquerque is the best approach to solve it quickly and correctly.

Here are 12 common issues that a plumber can resolve.

1. Blocked Drains

Kitchen and bathroom drains are vulnerable to food and hair clogs. While you can try to resolve the blockage by yourself, liquid plumbing products often cause more damage. They might not eliminate the clog at all. Or the corrosive chemicals they contain can eat away at your pipes.

If you’re dealing with a slow-moving drain, call us at 505-445-1250 for plumbing services. We use special tools like plumbing snakes to eliminate clogs without damaging your pipes.

2. Dripping Pipes

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

  • Wet areas on ceilings, walls or the floor
  • Higher than normal water bills
  • Musty smells
  • Mildew growth

Leaks can be stealthy and hard to pinpoint since your plumbing is hidden behind walls. If you think you have one, it’s recommended to contact I-Deal HVAC for plumbing repair.

3. Leaky Faucets

You may think that a dripping faucet isn’t a problem. But a faucet that drips each second can waste up to 5 gallons of water each day. 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 contacting a plumber is a much better idea. A I-Deal HVAC plumber will be able to quickly locate the faulty part and replace the fixture, if needed.

4. Burst Pipes

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

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

  • Have us inspect your plumbing and fix any cracks.
  • Insulate any pipes in a cold area of your home.
  • If you’re away, set 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 find you have a frozen pipe, contact us at 505-445-1250 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 have galvanized steel pipes, which are good for around 50 years, according to home inspection companies. Or pipes could use another material.

If your house was built prior to the 1970s, we advise having your plumbing inspected. This can help determine when you need to replace your pipes and help you avoid a major leak.

Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? And planning to move a sink, tub or toilet? I-Deal HVAC can handle relocating your plumbing. Moving plumbing also involves removing flooring and subflooring, so you’ll want the help of a professional plumber.

6. Dripping Water Heater

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

  • Inadequate hot water
  • Popping or rumbling noises
  • Cloudy water
  • Leaking or faulty pressure relief valve

We’ll figure out 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 annually! That’s the equivalent to 384 full hot tubs.

Like repairing a leaky faucet, this job is best left to a I-Deal HVAC 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 a situation with your city’s water supply. But it can frequently be the result of a clog in your plumbing system or a water main break. Both problems require the assistance of a licensed plumber from I-Deal HVAC.

9. Water Main Break

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

In this situation, you’ll want to shut off your home’s water at the shutoff valve and contact us at 505-445-1250 for immediate assistance.

10. Sewer Line Backup

A sewer line backup is one of the worst plumbing problems you can deal with. It’s dirty, it smells and it can result in a lot of damage to your house. Call us at 505-445-1250 for fast, affordable plumbing services in Albuquerque.

We Can Take Care of All Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Trying to tackle a plumbing problem by yourself can be frustrating and time-consuming. A professional plumber can handle many issues quickly and affordably, allowing you more time to spend on what matters most. Call us at 505-445-1250 to book your affordable plumbing appointment now!