What are the Most Common Plumbing Repairs?

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Plumbing repairs are a common occurrence for Tampa residents, as water is an essential resource in any building. But there are a multitude of problems which can happen with plumbing systems, so we’re sharing with you the most common issues to be on the look out for.

Leaking pipes

Pipes frequently leak because they’re constantly put under heavy stress, and they may run all throughout a home or building’s framework. Leaks can cause a lot of damage to the affected area and it’s best to resolve the issue immediately. Since most leaks occur at one of the pipe joints, it’s recommended that you temporarily seal the leak while you wait for a technician to arrive.

Running toilet

A toilet that won’t stop running is something we see quite frequently. Readjusting or replacing some of the tank hardware can be done on your own, but there may be a problem with the toilet itself if a repair kit doesn’t fix the problem.  Then it’s definitely time to call for plumbing repair.

Low water pressure

Slow or dribbling water from a faucet is generally caused by low water pressure. Usually, this is a result of a calcium build up in the aerator; however, more serious problems may be further down in the pipes or in the main line. Make sure to check if the low pressure is consistent with both hot and cold water, as the water heater might be the culprit.

No hot water

A drop in the temperature, a complete absence of heat, or a slow warm up time for your hot water is unfortunately a very typical problem, frequently discovered when you’re trying to take a shower before work. This is definitely a time when you’ll want to call a trusted Tampa plumbing repairs service. Depending on your system, there are many issues that could be preventing you from accessing hot water (gas leaks, pilot light out, bad heating element, thermostat malfunctions, etc.).

Clogged or blocked drains

The last item on our short list is drain build up, or stoppages. These can occur in any drain pipes in your home including your kitchen or bathroom sinks, showers, and toilets.  Typically these clogs build up over time, often from hair or sediment, and because stoppages are an immediate problem that can’t be postponed, it’s important to be careful of what you put down the drain. Unclogging a plugged drain can be a difficult and unpleasant job for home owners, which is why we recommend the help of a professional.

If you’re experiencing any of these problems, or require other plumbing repairs in Tampa, you can count on Midway to provide excellent repair and support.


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