When going about their daily lives, home and business owners rarely give a second thought to their plumbing — and they shouldn’t have to! When someone turns the handle of a faucet or flushes their toilet, they simply expect their plumbing system to work. Unfortunately, plumbing systems don’t always work as they should, which can be frustrating. Following the sudden onset of plumbing problems, all a home or business owner wants is to get their plumbing system back up and running as soon as possible.

With a little bit of know-how and some effort, home and business owners can deal with basic plumbing problems on their own. Below, our plumbing repair company outlines basic plumbing issues, how to fix them, and when it’s time to call a professional Gainesville plumber. Contact Sunshine Plumbing and Gas today to request a free estimate on any of our plumbing services!

Basic Plumbing Issues & How To Fix Them

Clogged Drains

Clogs are some of the most common plumbing issues and are relatively easy to spot. In sinks and showers, if the water won’t go down the drain, they’re most likely suffering from a clog. With toilets, if you flush and the water backs up, it’s because of a clog. Upon discovering a clog, the first thing you should do is grab your plunger and see if you can use it to unclog the affected drain. However, if you can see the blockage responsible for the clog, such as a collection of hair or soap scum at the top of your sink’s drain, you can try using a pair of tweezers to pull the blockage out.

Having toilets that can properly flush is essential in every home or business. If you find yourself struggling to remove a stubborn toilet clog, don’t hesitate to contact our plumbers in Gainesville for toilet unclogging services!

Low Water Pressure

Few things ruin an otherwise refreshing and energizing shower quite like low water pressure. Not to mention, having weak water pressure can make effectively washing dishes a time-consuming hassle. To test what issue is causing low water pressure in your home, try switching from cold to hot water to see if the water pressure changes. If the water pressure remains weak when switching from cold to hot water, the aerator could be the problem. If you suspect your aerator is causing the problem, soak the piece in vinegar for a night, clean it, reattach it, and test your water again.

Alternatively, if you and your neighbor are experiencing weak water pressure, the problem could be a break in the main water line. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do about a break in the main waterline besides report the problem. Additionally, low water pressure could be caused by a leak in your pipes. Our local plumbers can help identify and repair water leaks!

Dripping Faucets

The constant dripping sound of a leaky faucet can become a serious headache, and homeowners will want to find a solution as soon as the problem presents itself. Fortunately, this can be a relatively easy fix. Generally, the most common cause of a dripping faucet is a worn-out washer or seal. These parts can easily be replaced with basic tools and parts that can be found at any plumbing supply store. However, obtaining the necessary parts and gathering your tools can take time, and if your faucet won’t stop running or a puddle of water is collecting under a pipe, you may want to contact a professional for a quick fix.

The experienced technicians with Sunshine Plumbing and Gas offer fast and affordable faucet repair services. Contact our plumbing company today if you need faucet repairs or any other plumber services!

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