Common Plumbing Problems in San Diego County

At one point or another, unfortunate plumbing problems seem to plague us all. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Diego County, we’ve seen it all – from minor plumbing problems to more advanced issues. Below is a list of five of the most commonly seen plumbing problems in San Diego and what you should do about them. Some issues may be able to be addressed on your own, whereas other issues may require assistance from a professional plumber.

  • Overflowing Garbage Disposal: One common plumbing issue often seen in San Diego homes is an overflowing garage disposal. This issue can be caused by putting items that shouldn’t go down the disposal down the disposal, such as eggshells.

    Dropping things down the disposal, such as silverware, can also cause disposal issues. Using baking soda and vinegar can sometimes help, but you may need to use a drain snake or contact a plumber to address this common issue.
  • Dripping or Leaking Faucets: Even the smallest of drips out of a faucet can amount to lots of water wasted over time. A steady drip from a faucet can be caused by a variety of issues, such as too much pressure in your pipes. This type of issue generally requires a professional plumbing company to fix. We recommend addressing drips in faucets as soon as you notice them to help avoid costly water bills. Leaking faucets can be fixed with a replacement washer.
  • Clogged Drains: Clogged drains are a common plumbing issue that sometimes can be fixed on your own. You’ll need a drain snake to try to address minor clogs. However, if you repeatedly get clogged drains, it is likely a sign of a larger plumbing issue. Contacting a professional plumber may be necessary for larger clogged drains or drains that require HydroScrub® Jetting.
  • Overflowing Toilet: An overflowing toilet can leave you in panic mode – unless you know what to do! Using a plunger is often a quick fix for an overflowing toilet, using suction and force to get the water in the toilet to drain. Some overflowing toilets may require an emergency plumbing appointment, especially if the water is causing damage to surrounding items in your bathroom.
  • No Hot Water: Nobody wants to wake up and have no hot water to shower. With this in mind, it’s important that you do regular checks on your hot water heater to ensure its functionality. If you find yourself with no hot water, it may be a sign of a potential leak or malfunction. This type of issue should be addressed by a licensed plumbing professional. Many hot water heater issues are also caused by a lack of regular draining, which causes debris to build up inside the unit.

Do you have plumbing problems at your San Diego home or business?

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Diego County is here to help. We are trained to address the area's most commonly seen plumbing problems. Contact us today, and our technicians will help you get to the root of the problem and propose the best method to repair your plumbing issue.