dreamstime-xxl-45757549-5cd1d4757262d-798x628.jpg

YOUR DRAIN CLEANER IN LOS ANGELES AND PLUMBING PROBLEMS

When it comes to your home’s plumbing system, it is a good idea to be somewhat familiar with the problems that can and will occur. That is not to say you should learn how to fix every problem, but knowing how to deal with a leaky faucet or running toilet would be quite useful.

American Drain Company, your drain cleaner in Los Angeles, offers some common plumbing problems and tips for dealing with them.

CTA-Locals-Choice-5bfc6bedb7962.jpg

RUNNING TOILET

If your toilet is running, you had better go chase it down. Forgive us for that bad pun, we couldn’t resist.

If your toilet is making that humming noise long after you have flushed it, it is an indication there is a problem with one of the fixtures. Turn the water off to the toilet and check the ball fill valve and the flapper for problems.

The easiest fix is just to get a kit for your toilet. You don’t need any special tools and should knock it out in well under an hour.

CLOGGED TOILET

A clogged toilet is never a fun issue to have to deal with. While a plunger is the first tool you will reach for, this might just be a temporary solution.

If you get the toilet unclogged, hopefully, the issue will be resolved. But if there are other problems, a clogged toilet can be a recurring issue. At this point, it makes sense to call your plumber.

CLOGGED DRAIN

One of the most common plumbing problems is a clogged drain. The best way to deal with a clogged drain is by making sure it doesn’t get clogged in the first place. You can do this by ensuring you don’t put things down the drain that will cause a clog.

Never put oils, cooking oils or fats down the drain. You should also avoid putting eggshells and coffee grinds down the drain.

WATER HEATER LEAK

If your water heater starts to leak, it is time to give your plumber a call. Leaks are often a sign that the bottom of your water heater has started to rust and you will likely need to have it replaced.

NO HOT WATER

Another very common plumbing issue is not having any hot water. You go to take a shower and are belted in the face with freezing cold water instead. No fun.

Before calling your plumber, check the pilot light on the water heater and check the temperature setting on the water heater. If you can’t find an obvious problem, call the plumber.

DRIPPING FAUCET

Dripping faucets are quite common and they tend to be rather annoying. This is especially true if you are close by trying to read a book.

This is an easy fix, all you have to do is simply replace the washer on the faucet.

LEAKING PIPE

The average American wastes about 10,000 gallons of water a year because of leaks. If you notice that you have a leaky pipe, we recommend that you call your plumber. You could try to fix it, but there is that chance you will only make it worse.

Call American Drain Company and schedule an appointment.