Common Plumbing Problems

Top 7 Common Plumbing Problems in Los Angeles

Below is our collection of the 7 most common plumbing problems in Los Angeles that we get called on the most.  If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms in your home, make an appointment to have a plumber or us diagnose the issue. It is our experience that the majority of plumbing problems are easy for a professional to fix when they are caught early and that the sooner you fix plumbing problems, the less expensive the repairs.

1. Strong knocking or strange sounds when you flush the toilet.

If you can hear bizarre noises when you flush the toilet or use the water in your house, you may have a plumbing problem. You should not ignore strange noises as they most likely will be related to your plumbing. They are some of the earliest indicators of potential problems.

2. Strong sewage or rotten egg smell in your bathroom and other areas of your house.

A sewage smell emanating from your bathroom or another area of your house can be an indicator of a serious problem with your plumbing. Pipes in your house may have burst or otherwise broken. It is important that you contact a qualified plumber if there is a persistent sewage smell in your home. Raw sewage is very dangerous and can pose serious health risks.

3. Running toilets and toilets that do not flush completely.

Toilets which run constantly are annoying. They also waste money and resources by using an unnecessary amount of water. Plumbers can fix running toilets and toilets that do not flush completely. Both of these repairs will help defray costs related to excess water use.

4. Sudden changes in water temperature while showering and bathing.

A sudden fluctuation in the water temperature while you are showering can indicate serious plumbing problems. This problem should be addressed quickly, as fluctuations in water temperature can cause serious burns.

5. Low water pressure in your faucets

Water that drizzles and or sputters out of faucets can be an indicator that some part of your faucet is worn or has been installed incorrectly. Occasionally, low water pressure is also related to more serious problems with pipes that need to be addressed before they become worse.

6. Screeching sounds emanating from your garbage disposal

High-pitched, unpleasant noises made when you turn on your garbage disposal may indicate that the motor of the disposal has burned out or that another part of the disposal needs to be replaced or repaired.

7. Foul odors coming from your sink or from your bathtub

Like sewage smells, foul odors are an indication that you are suffering from a plumbing problem. There may be clogging in your pipe system or the trap on your drain may be broken or overly dry.

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