7 Less Common Plumbing Problems

7 Less Common Plumbing Problems

Plumbing reaches far beyond drains, toilets, and faucets. There are a number of other less commonly known issues that can arise with your plumbing at home if neglected, leaving you with an aggravating mess and potentially costly repairs. To learn what to look out for, here are seven uncommon plumbing problems that should prompt you to make a call to your plumber.

Dishwasher Problems

When your dishwasher malfunctions, it can be a big inconvenient pain to deal with. In many cases, if your dishwasher breaks down, it’s due to a blockage or related plumbing issue. If it’s not properly addressed, you could be left with a big mess to clean up. So contact a plumber right away.

Sewage Line Issues

Your sewage line should receive occasional maintenance to ensure it’s working effectively. A plumber can take care of this for you and also reline your sewer line if it’s necessary.

Deteriorated Pipe Insulation

Without adequate pipe insulation, your pipes become vulnerable to freezing and leaks. A plumber can help prepare your pipes for this and ensure they are properly insulated.

Broken Gas Lines

In some cases, a plumber can also handle issues with your gas line that controls the heating and cooking appliances in your home. You may be surprised to learn that many plumbers are in fact, certified as a pipefitter for both heating and cooling systems.

Pool Circulation Issues

Plumbers also set up and maintain pool plumbing systems. This includes installing the pipes that transport water to and from the pool, installing the pool valves that control the direction of water flow, along with the pool pump, filter, and heater. Sometimes there are issues with the circulation system that can also require professional assistance from a plumber.

Sump Pump Overflow

If your sump pump stops working correctly, it can overflow and cause flooding in your basement. Other times it can overheat, condensing steam up onto your ceiling, creating condensation drips.

Dry P-Traps

A P-Trap is designed to stop sewage gases from moving up the drain pipe and into your home causing a sewage gas-like smell. If the p-trap becomes dry, it can cause waste to decompose and gases to form. Thankfully, a plumber can rectify this and repair the problem before the scent begins to affect your health and entire home.

Due to the complexity, it’s not recommended to fix any of these uncommon plumbing problems on your own. What you need is an experienced and licensed plumber to help you address any issues and ensure that these problems won’t happen again in the future. At Faucet Fix, we have just the team to tackle any plumbing job that may arise. Contact us today to find out how we can become your go-to plumber.

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