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The Most Common Plumbing Problems in Houston

On average, homeowners experience plumbing problems once every three years. Here are some of the most straightforward calls we have received year after year, along with tips on how to address them.

Dripping & Leaking Faucets

Leaking faucets can make a dent in the water bill. One leaky household faucet can waste hundreds of gallons over the course of a year. A faucet's leak can cause the internal washer to be corroded or completely dislodged over time. You can repair it yourself sometimes, but it requires tools.

Clogged Bath Drain

The most frequent offenders of drain and shower clogs are objects that are foreign, calcification, or hair. The best approach is to cure the clog, and then follow up by preventing it from happening again. If you are a DIY'er, you can use a chemical drain cleaner that breaks down hair and debris. Furthermore, you can use a clog-pulling tool (that grabs hair round a flexible, textured rod ) or a drain plunger. If the issue keeps reoccurring every few weeks or months, it's best to call an expert plumber.

Running Toilet

Running toilets can cost you tens of thousands of gallons of water daily. The reason toilets leak or usually run has to do with the loose flapper valve. A kit to repair this problem can be found at a hardware shop or any big box store. But silent leaks occur that may not have anything to do with the flapper. You can check by putting food coloring in the tank and waiting to see whether it makes its way to the toilet bowl. If this is so, there is an issue that is larger afoot. Make sure you switch off the water if the toilet won't stop running.

If you are experiencing one of these plumbing issues or any other problem, contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing in Houston today! We are happy to help.

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