10 Things Plumbers Can Fix

August 10, 2021

With your home’s plumbing, there are several things you should do to keep water running smoothly. Such as only flushing toilet paper or booking annual water heater maintenance. When you do have a plumbing problem, calling a plumber in Kutztown and Breinigsville is the smartest way to solve it quickly and correctly.

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

1. Blocked Drains

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

If you’re dealing with a sluggish drain, contact us at 484-646-3363 for plumbing services. We use special tools like plumbing snakes to get rid of clogs without damaging your pipes.

2. Leaky Pipes

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

  • Soft 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 beneath walls. If you suspect you have one, it’s recommended to contact Moyer Total Indoor Comfort for plumbing repair.

3. Dripping Faucets

You may think that a dripping faucet isn’t a problem. But a faucet that drips every 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 repair a faucet by yourself but contacting a plumber is a much better idea. A Moyer Total Indoor Comfort 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 chilly area of your home.
  • If you’re gone, keep your thermostat at 50 degrees (or higher) to keep your pipes thawed.
  • Keep faucets running at a slow drip during extremely cold days. This keeps water flowing through the pipes.

If you find you have a frozen pipe, call us at 484-646-3363 immediately for plumbing service.

5. Pipe Replacement or Relocation

Plumbing in newer homes often is a mix of PVC, CPVC, PEX or copper pipes. Older homes may have galvanized steel pipes, which last for around 50 years, according to home inspection companies. Or pipes could be made from another material.

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

Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? And want to move a sink, tub or toilet? Moyer Total Indoor Comfort can handle relocating your plumbing. Moving plumbing also involves pulling up flooring and subflooring, so you’ll need the help of a professional plumber.

6. Dripping Water Heater

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

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

We’ll figure out whether you should have water heater repair or water heater installation.

7. Leaky Toilet

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

Like fixing a leaky faucet, this job is best left to a Moyer Total Indoor Comfort professional.

8. Low Water Pressure

There’s nothing worse than trying to take a shower with weak water pressure. Sometimes this problem is because of a situation with your city’s water supply. But it can often be the result of a clog in your plumbing system or a water main break. Both issues require the assistance of a licensed plumber from Moyer Total Indoor Comfort.

9. Water Main Break

If you’re dealing with 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, giving you 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 484-646-3363 for immediate assistance.

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 home. Contact us at 484-646-3363 for fast, reasonable plumbing services in Kutztown and Breinigsville.

We Can Handle All Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Trying to tackle 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 spend on what matters most. Contact us at 484-646-3363 to book your affordable plumbing appointment now!