10 Things Plumbers Can Fix

August 10, 2021

With your home’s plumbing, there are several things you should do to keep water flowing smoothly. Such as only flushing toilet paper or scheduling regular water heater maintenance. When you do experience a plumbing problem, calling a plumber in Omaha is the best way to solve it quickly and correctly.

Here are 12 common problems that a plumber can take care of.

1. Clogged Drains

Kitchen and bathroom drains are susceptible to food and hair clogs. While you can try to fix the blockage by yourself, liquid plumbing products often cause more damage. They might not break up the clog at all. Or the harmful chemicals they contain can eat away at your pipes.

If you’re experiencing a slow-moving drain, call us at 402-628-0206 for plumbing services. We use special tools like plumbing snakes to get rid of clogs without damaging your pipes.

2. Dripping Pipes

Leaky pipes can cost you, both in higher water bills and damage to your house. That’s why it’s important to recognize the signs of a problematic pipe. These include:

  • Wet spots on ceilings, walls or the floor
  • Higher than average water bills
  • Musty odors
  • Mildew growth

Leaks can be sneaky and hard to pinpoint since your plumbing is hidden behind walls. If you suspect you have one, it’s best to contact The Frazier Company for plumbing repair.

3. Leaky Faucets

You may think that a leaky faucet isn’t a problem. But a faucet that drips every second can waste up to 5 gallons of water daily. And more than 2,000 gallons of water annually! That’s enough water to fill a tank that’s 90” wide and 83” tall.

You may also think you can repair a faucet by yourself but contacting a plumber is a much better idea. A The Frazier Company plumber will be able to quickly find the faulty part and replace the fixture, if needed.

4. Frozen Pipes

Extreme temperatures and inadequate insulation can wreak havoc on your pipes and your home. The typical cost of a frozen pipe insurance claim is $10,900, according to Forbes.

There are several steps you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing:

  • Have us check your plumbing and repair any cracks.
  • Insulate any pipes in a chilly area of your home.
  • If you’re gone, set your thermostat at 50 degrees (or higher) to keep your pipes thawed.
  • Keep faucets going at a slow drip during very cold days. This keeps water flowing through the pipes.

If you find you have a frozen pipe, call us at 402-628-0206 immediately for plumbing service.

5. Pipe Replacement or Relocation

Plumbing in newer homes often is a combination of PVC, CPVC, PEX or copper pipes. Older homes may use galvanized steel pipes, which are good for around 50 years, according to home inspection companies. Or pipes could use another material.

If your home was built before the 1970s, we recommend having your plumbing inspected. This can help determine when you need to get new pipes and help you avoid a major leak.

Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? And planning to move a sink, tub or toilet? The Frazier Company can handle moving your plumbing. Moving plumbing also involves removing flooring and subflooring, so you’ll need the help of a professional plumber.

6. Leaky Water Heater

If you use a tank-style water heater, you can expect it to last around 10 years. Water pooling near the base is a sign it’s gone out, as well as:

  • Inadequate hot water
  • Popping or rumbling sounds
  • Cloudy water
  • Leaking or faulty pressure relief valve

We’ll figure out whether you should have water heater repair or water heater installation.

7. Constantly Running Toilet

A leaky toilet is even worse than a leaky faucet. It can waste up to 200 gallons of water daily, or 73,000 gallons of water each year! That’s the equivalent to 384 full hot tubs.

Like repairing a leaky faucet, this job is best left to a The Frazier Company professional.

8. Low Water Pressure

There’s nothing worse than trying to take a shower with weak water pressure. Sometimes this issue is because of an issue with your city’s water supply. But it can often be the result of a clog in your plumbing system or a water main break. Both problems require the assistance of a licensed plumber from The Frazier Company.

9. Water Main Break

If you’re experiencing low water pressure and seeing water pooling in your yard, you probably have a leaky water main. This line runs underground from the street to your home, supplying you with all the water you need.

In this instance, you’ll want to turn off your home’s water at the shutoff valve and contact us at 402-628-0206 for immediate assistance.

10. Sewer Line Backup

A sewer line backup is one of the grossest plumbing problems you can experience. It’s unsanitary, it smells and it can result in a lot of damage to your home. Contact us at 402-628-0206 for fast, affordable plumbing services in Omaha.

We Can Take Care of All Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Trying to tackle a plumbing issue by yourself can be frustrating and take up a lot of time. A professional plumber can handle many issues quickly and affordably, giving you more time to focus on what matters most. Contact us at 402-628-0206 to schedule your affordable plumbing appointment today!