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Plumbers in Austin, TX

1. Rooterman Plumbing & Septic


Serving Your Local Area Around Austin, TX

12224 Roxie Dr C2 Austin, TX 78729

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2. Fox Service Company


Serving Your Local Area Around Austin, TX

4300 S Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78745

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3. Value Rooter


Serving Your Local Area Around Austin, TX

Serving In Your Area Austin, TX 78701

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Most Common Plumbing Problems

Repiping

When you compare the usage frequency of your structures as a commercial establishment to a residential building, the commercial structure suffers more usage and abuse. Within a short time, the plumbing structure goes through enough stress than it is made to handle. In such scenario, there will be a need to carry out an overhaul of your piping and sewer systems. It can even be more daunting when you commercial structure is considerable older.

As a professional plumbing company, we handle the repiping of different types of structures; church, motel, hotel, hostel, medical facilities, office apartment and many more. We put our experienced professionals to the task of ensuring that you get the best out of re-piping.

When Should You Consider Re-Piping

Of course, you need to carry out scheduled and regular maintenance of your commercial building. However, when it comes to total overhaul and re-piping, it must be carried out in the following scenario;

1. Aged and Older Building

Look at the age of your building and determine if you can be sure it’s at 100% strong enough withstand another year. Call on our professionals as they are in the best position to determine this.

2. Water Wastage and High Water Bills.

There will be a need to carry out re-piping when you notice water is being wasted than usual, if you notice the drains are never dry. This will lead to amassing high water bills. Then there will be a need to consider re-piping.

3. Water Pressure Issues and Mold

Re-piping must be considered when the water flow and pressure is becoming a pain. This should point to leakages and weakness of the piping system. When you notice molds also, you should give a thought to re-piping

Whatever it is, may be old, corroded, damaged, or weak, then re-piping by our professionals should be the next line of action.

Sewer Line Repair

The odor coming out of a clogged or cracked sewer is unbearable, the insects are deadly and the rodent plainly annoying. A home is supposed to be where you come back to after a hard day’s work but a clogged sewer can make you dread coming home. You have probably been advised to pour chemical into the drain to clean a blocked sewer but this will only compound the problem for you. Therefore, the best solution to a clogged sewer is to call a professional but how do you know if your sewer is clogged.

Indications of a cracked or broken sewer

  1. Regular sewage back up

If you have a clogged toilet, you will obviously not be able to flush properly. Now imagine a situation where you cannot flush your toilet, your shower drain retains water and you cannot change the water in your tub because the water keeps coming back up. This can only mean your sewage is clogged and needs cleaning.

  1. Issues with your Lawn

 Sewage issues is not only internal, it also affects your external surrounding. Your lawn or your yard bear the brunt of a broken sewer line. You can definitely not have a lush green lawn with a broken sewer line. Your lawn will have a soft spot inform of a soggy grass patch and you may likely see water pooling in a particular area on your lawn.

  1. Unpleasant smell indoor and outdoor

When your sewer line breaks, the waste that are meant to go into the sewer are exposed to the air and produce odor both in your building and around the surrounding area. Contact a professional plumber to check your sewage line if you notice this problem.

  1. Slow drain

This might seem insignificant at first but when all your fixtures drain slowly for an extended period, you need to have your sewage line checked by a plumber because it can lead to other issues in your home.

  1. Rat and Pest Issue

These unwanted visitors are quite deadly and they can be due to a broken sewer line. Rats live in the sewer and flies and other insects breed and feast on waste. The crack will pave way for the rats while the water that comes out of the broken line will serve as a home for the pests.

There are different ways to deal with a cracked sewer but the best method will be determined by the type of sewage system you have. This is why you need a plumber for thorough repair.

Showers And Tubs Repair

Bathtubs and showers are made not only to keep you clean but also relaxing. Now imagine if you have to put up with a clogged bathtub or a shower that drips slowly. Drains and leaks are the two most common problems of showers and bathtubs, but other plumbing issues can be equally annoying.

Showers and Tubs parts

  • Faucet- there are two forms of faucet, there is a cartridge faucet and a compression faucet. You should know the type of faucet you have to be able to troubleshoot it.
  • Tub spout- this directs water into the tub.
  • Drains- carry waste water out from the tub and keep the water from overflowing
  • Diverter- takes the water from the pipe to the showerhead

Common Issues with Showers and Tubs

  1. Drain Issues

Items like hair, soap and even mineral deposits from hard water could block the free flow of water down the drain. The solution to this can be as simple as pouring hot water into the drain, using vinegar or a plunger to unclog the drain. If your water still does not flow, contact a plumber.

  1. Low water Pressure

Water running slowly from your showerhead could be as a result of lime scale buildup. The solution to this is to use a descaling solution or replace the showerhead. Contact a professional for a suitable showerhead replacement.

  1. Leaky Showerheads and Tubs

If your showerheads and tubs are consistently wet even when you are not using them, then you have a problem common to most showers and tubs- leaking. A cracked or rusty gasket can bring about a leak with your tub while the water supply valve and the washers may need replacement in your showerheads. 

  1. Leaky Faucet

A leaky faucet might be as a result of faulty rubber washers, seals or gaskets in the valve compartment. If any of this is defective, you can easily replace it on your own or call a plumber to replace the whole faucet.

Proper maintenance of the showers and tubs keep it in excellent condition but no matter how careful you are, some parts of these fixtures are going to develop faults at some point. Some of these you could simply rectify on your own but to prevent bigger problems, you need a plumber for others.

Faucet Repair

A leaky faucet creates puddles of water and water not only destroys the walls, it can damage the flooring and make the house seem messy no matter how many times you clean. The only solution, then, is to repair a leaky faucet the moment you notice it. Even though a faucet seems easy enough to operate, dripping or leaking is not the only issue that might need fixing in a faucet. It is better to have a little knowledge of the parts of a faucet, their uses and common problems in a faucet.

Some Parts of a Faucet

  • Faucet Handle
  • Faucet Spout
  • Cartridge
  • Diverter Valve
  • Aerator

Common Issues of a Faucet

  1. Loose Faucet Handle

A simple solution to this is to tightening the screw that holds the handle. Another cause might be due to a worn stem inside the handle. However if your faucet handle is not loose but it is hard to operate, the problem might be with the cartridge. Check if your cartridge has debris inside and clean it or lubricate if it is stuck. If it is defective, call a professional to replace.

  1. Dripping or leaky faucet

A leaky faucet is highly problematic for the home. The problem might be coming from the O-rings, lubricate the O-rings with silicone-based grease. If the problem persists, you need to replace the O-rings. For a dripping faucet, replace the valve seat.

  1. Low water pressure

The water pressure in your faucet might be low because your sprayer diverter is clogged. The diverter controls the water that goes into the faucet. If it is clogged, try cleaning it with vinegar. Note that the way you clean depends on whether your faucet is one-handled or double-handled.

  1. Spray Misting

This is when your faucet produces water unsteadily or erratically. The water will spray mist due to lack of enough air. The main cause of this is the aerator. Your faucet aerator might be loose, clogged or defective. If it is loose, screw tightly. Clean thoroughly if it is blocked but if these do not work, then you need a professional to replace your worn aerator.

  1. Noisy Faucet

If your faucet is making funny hammering noise after you turn it off, it is known as water hammer. You might want to install an air chamber. If you already have an air chamber, it may be clogged with debris. If you find debris in your air chamber, clean thoroughly. Contact a professional to install an air chamber.

The best way to address any plumbing issue is to contact a professional. This not only saves you money, it saves time too. If you notice any of the issues mentioned above or other problem with your faucet, reach out to us immediately and you will glad you did.

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