Common Plumbing Problems – and Their Fix
Think about the most important items in your home. What comes to mind? Maybe you’d say family photos, your comfortable bed, or a special piece of art. But what about your garbage disposal, drains, water softener, water heater, Phoenix water treatment system, and all the pipes, pumps and faucets? If you think about it, living without one – or any – of these plumbing appliances would make life more difficult. This is something that any homeowner who has had problems or inconveniences with the following plumbing appliances knows.
Drippy faucets: Everyone knows how irritating a drippy faucet can be. Annoying, but also inefficient because they increase your water usage and costs. In most instances, you can fix a drippy faucet by installing a new gasket. Just make sure to take the old gasket to the hardware store so you can find the correct replacement.
Slow-draining sinks: Slow-draining sinks are one of the most common plumbing problems. A quick fix is to clean out the hair from your stopper and p-trap; this will speed up the time it takes for your sink to drain. To do this, disassemble the p-trap underneath the vanity and check for clogs.
Garbage disposals: Stinky odor coming from your sink? This is likely coming from food particles trapped in the garbage disposal. To clear them, first turn on the cold water and allow it to run for a few seconds. Slowly put small pieces of food down the disposal and let it run until the motor’s done grinding up the food. To flush out residual debris, run cold water for 10 seconds after you turn off the disposal. If the smell doesn’t go away, you may need to try a monthly drain cleaner, or contact one of the professionals at Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing, specialists in plumbing repair Phoenix.
Low water pressure: Pressure-reducing valves, clogged aerators, shut-off valves, mineral deposits, water leaks and water system demand inefficiencies can all cause low water pressure. If you are experiencing low water pressure, call a plumbing repair Phoenix specialist, like the ones at Chas Roberts, to troubleshoot where the inefficiencies are coming from.
Phoenix water treatment systems: The most common question about reverse osmosis systems is about filters: How often should they be replaced? RO filters need to be replaced once a year. If you don’t replace your filters annually, your water won’t be as safe for drinking.
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to address the most common plumbing problems, all the way up to the most challenging. If your plumbing problems continue to cause you grief, it might be time to call in the experts. Schedule an appointment with Chas Roberts today! Visit ChasRoberts.com or call (602) 899-1686 in Phoenix or (520) 314-4656 in Tucson.