4 Tips for Plumbing Repair | Clearwater | St. Petersburg | Tampa

Posted on: March 26, 2014

You may have a concern about a plumbing system or have an emergency that require immediate plumbing repair in your Tampa, Clearwater or St. Petersburg home. Here are some tips you can use for either situation until your local plumber arrives to resolve the issue.

1. Don’t try to fix it yourself

If you’re having drain problems, such as a clogged shower drain or a jammed garbage disposal, don’t try to fix it yourself. Only a trained professional can ensure that the problem is permanently fixed, as some problems root deeper than an immediate repair. Your safety is also a concern as some plumbing repairs can be dangerous if you do not know what you’re doing. Be safe and sure – call a professional.

2. Leaks are not something to panic over

Leaks can damage your home or business, but they are not a rare occurrence. An experienced Tampa plumber will know how to find and fix the problem fast, but while you wait for one to arrive, there are some things you can do. Use towels to keep the area dry (if possible) and use buckets to catch water. Clear the area where the leak is to prevent damage and give the technician quick access. Sinks and toilets have mechanisms to turn water pressure off if need be. Leaks do need to be addressed immediately, however, so don’t take them lightly.

3. Repiping can solve a lot of problems

Although it is not something you need done often, repiping can fix many issues in terms of water purity and pressure, and can reduce the amount of staining in sinks, tubs, etc. Corrosion and leaks can be averted with new piping, especially CPVC pipes which are quick to install, strong, can stand high pressure, and are extremely unlikely to corrode. Ask Midway about advancements in piping when you need plumbing repair on your Tampa, Clearater, or St. Petersburg property.

4. Foul odors may not be the food in your sink

Foul odors coming from different sources in your plumbing system could be a number of problems. Mold can build up on pipes, drains can clog, septic or sewer lines can back up or be damaged, or your water heater could be having issues. If the stench is persistent, you should call plumbing repair in the Clearwater, St. Petersburg or Tampa area as this is a common indication of a problem that can lead to a more serious matter.

No matter what your concern is, Midway Services has the experience and knowledge to fix or install it. You can depend on us for a reliable repair to make your home comfortable. Call us today for a free consultation in Clearwater and St. Petersburg at 727.341.5116 or 813.369.5983 for Tampa.