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Common Plumbing Problems You May Face

Written on: March 22, 2021

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Whatever your plumbing problems are, you can turn to AFC for help. Each of our 10 master and journeyman plumbers are licensed, knowledgeable, and experienced. We provide both residential and commercial plumbing services.

Plumbing problems can range from small to large, easy and inexpensive to complex and costly. Whatever the problem, we will give you a free in-home estimate.

Here are the most common issues plumbers like ours are asked to fix.

Running Toilet

Your toilet running when it is not in use can get expensive. That wasted water can add several hundred dollars to your annual water costs.

The most common causes of this problem include the flapper valve, which is what controls the flow of water from the tank to the bowl, refill tubes, and flush valves.

Dripping Faucet

A dripping faucet also can increase your water costs. All those little drips can add up to hundreds of gallons of water being wasted in a single sink.

Plumbers often discover the cause of the dripping is an internal washer that has become worn out, damaged, or dislocated.

Clogged Bath Or Shower Drain

Hair, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and bath bombs can all contribute to blockages in your bathtub or shower drains. Stubborn clogs require professional assistance. You can prevent this problem in the future by using drain guards, which are inexpensive and can be found in home improvement stores and online.

Slow Sink Drain

Bathroom sinks can develop blockages in the drain from hair, shaving, soap, and toothpaste. In the kitchen, bits of food and congealed grease create blockages. If the usual DIY fixes do not work, call us in.

Sewage Backup

If you are smelling a foul sewer odor around your sink, tub, or shower drain, it indicates a problem with your sewer or septic system. If you are on a public sewer system, it may be something off your property. Whatever the cause, this is a job for a professional.

AFC’s licensed, experienced plumbers can take care of all your plumbing concerns. Contact us to get a free, in-home estimate.