Why Do Plumbing Issues Happen?

Plumbing Problems Most people will experience a clogged drain or toilet in their lifetime. It’s almost inevitable. Try as we might to avoid such a thing, it happens.

Plumbers can tell you they get plenty of calls to come figure out what to do about clogged drains and toilets. So here’s a question: how do the pipes get clogged in the first place?

Common Causes of Clogged Pipes

Think of your household pipes like highways for water– enclosed, limited space highways. Traffic jams occur when objects end up in that water– objects that probably shouldn’t be there in the first place. For instance, say there’s a lady in the house who has long hair or a guy who shaves his big beard in the sink– where do all those hairs go? Why they end up in the pipes, and when there’s more hair than a pipe can handle, the water cannot flow like it normally would. Thus, you get a clog. It’s not just hair that’s the culprit, though. It’s also things like tissues, too much toilet paper, and odd things kids (and some adults) “accidentally” throw down drains, like plastic toys, rings, and shampoo lids.

How Professional Plumbers Unclog Pipes

For most clogs, using a plunger helps unclog the pipes below. Using air pressure, a plunger is placed over the drain and moved up and down creating suction. Essentially, this act helps break up the clog below. Some people resort to using chemical drain cleaners on their pipes if the blockage won’t easily be fixed with a plunger. Or they may use a “plumbing snake” that goes down deep into the pipe to help drag out/up things like clogged hairballs.

When a person tries “everything” and “nothing” seems to work regarding their clogged sink/toilet, then they call Brutinel Plumbing to come fix the problem.

Why Your Pipe or Faucet Is Leaking

Leaky FaucetsNext, consider leaky pipes and faucets. Did you know one drip per second out of a faucet adds up to 3,000+ gallons of water per year? Whoa! If you’ve got a dripping faucet chances are the washer that typically forms the seal on the tap has been damaged or moved into an awkward position. Washers, over time, may stiffen, tear, wear away, or dislodge themselves, causing the faucet to drip. As for leaky pipes, when they shift, corrode, deteriorate or can’t handle abnormally high water pressure, you’re likely going to have a mess to clean up. Pipes usually leak at their joints, where water finds a way to escape. Plumbers from Brutinel Plumbing often fix leaky pipes and faucets.

Common Water Heater and Water Pressure Issues

Also, water heaters can have issues that require a plumber’s keen eye and fix-it knowledge. If you notice dripping water around your water heater, or puddles, you might need to call Brutinel Plumbing. Water heater problems often stem from a build-up of minerals/sediment inside, reducing their efficiency. When’s the last time you had your water heater “flushed?” If you haven’t, it’s a good idea to do so. It’s not unusual to have a water heater inspected yearly or at least every couple years.

Have you ever dealt with low water pressure? You want your shower to blast water at you but it’s just a trickle? Maybe there was a water main break somewhere on your street. Or perhaps some pipe is leaking in your home. Even a build-up of minerals/sediment in your pipes and/or faucets/showerhead may be to blame.

Running Toilets Waste Water and Money

Running Toilets One of the most annoying plumbing problems people experience is the endlessly running toilet. You flush it, and it seems to never finish the job of flushing– ugh! Generally, this happens when the flapper valve lets water run because it no longer fits properly inside the toilet. There could also be an unbalanced float or a loose fill tube. A running toilet can waste some 200 gallons per day– water you have to pay for. Should your toilet drive you crazy, call Brutinel Plumbing to come fix it.

For almost seven decades now, Brutinel Plumbing has been in the business of fixing common plumbing problems for homes and businesses in Case Grande, Arizona and the surrounding areas. The technically trained plumbers at Brutinel can handle any type of issue that arises, whether it’s in the kitchen, bathroom or wherever. Brutinel plumbers have seen plenty of sinks, showers, faucets and pipes– they have the expertise to fix yours. Conveniently, Brutinel has a call service around the clock such that your problem can be examined right away. Serving homes and businesses in Casa Grande and Pinal County, call Brutinel Plumbing at 520-836-5802 for any and all plumbing needs.