10 Things Plumbers Can Fix

August 10, 2021

With your home’s plumbing, there are several things you can do to keep water running smoothly. Like only flushing toilet paper or scheduling routine water heater maintenance. When you do have a plumbing problem, calling a plumber in Mankato area is the best approach to solve it quickly and correctly.

Here are 12 common problems that a plumber can resolve.

1. Clogged Drains

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

If you’re experiencing a sluggish drain, call us at 507-387-6596 for plumbing services. We use special tools like plumbing snakes to get rid of clogs without harming your pipes.

2. Dripping Pipes

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

  • Wet areas on ceilings, walls or the floor
  • Higher than normal water bills
  • Musty smells
  • Mold growth

Leaks can be stealthy and hard to find since your plumbing is beneath walls. If you suspect you have one, it’s best to call Northern Comfort Inc for plumbing repair.

3. Dripping Faucets

You may think that a leaky faucet is no big deal. 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 Northern Comfort Inc plumber will be able to quickly find the faulty part and replace the fixture, if necessary.

4. Frozen Pipes

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

There are a few steps you can take to keep your pipes from freezing:

  • Have us inspect your plumbing and fix 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 extremely cold days. This keeps water flowing through the pipes.

If you discover you have a frozen pipe, call us at 507-387-6596 immediately for plumbing service.

5. Pipe Replacement or Relocation

Plumbing in newer houses 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 checked. This can help determine when you need to get new pipes and help you avoid a major leak.

Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? And want to move a sink, tub or toilet? Northern Comfort Inc can handle relocating your plumbing. Moving plumbing also involves removing flooring and subflooring, so you’ll want the help of a professional plumber.

6. Leaky Water Heater

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

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

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

7. Constantly Running Toilet

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

Like repairing a leaky faucet, this job is best left to a Northern Comfort Inc professional.

8. Weak Water Pressure

There’s nothing worse than trying to take a shower with poor water pressure. Sometimes this issue is because of a situation with your city’s water supply. But it can frequently be caused by a clog in your plumbing system or a water main break. Both problems require the assistance of a licensed plumber from Northern Comfort Inc.

9. Water Main Break

If you’re dealing with low water pressure and seeing water pooling in your yard, you probably have a leaking water main. This line goes underground from the street to your home, giving you 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 507-387-6596 for immediate help.

10. Sewer Line Backup

A sewer line backup is one of the grossest plumbing problems you can deal with. It’s unsanitary, it smells and it can cause a lot of damage to your home. Call us at 507-387-6596 for fast, reasonable plumbing services in Mankato area.

We Can Handle All Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Trying to deal with a plumbing problem by yourself can be frustrating and take up a lot of time. A pro plumber can handle many issues quickly and affordably, allowing you more time to spend on what matters most. Call us at 507-387-6596 to schedule your affordable plumbing appointment now!