You may not know it, but your bathroom is a hub of plumbing fixtures. Water pipes and drainage areas accompany almost every appliance/feature in that room. It’s also inconvenient when any of those things decide to break, or become backed up or clogged. With a kitchen, you can at least eat out—the bathroom is an entirely different story, and your personal hygiene hinges on whether or not your bathroom functions efficiently.
Toilets make our lives much easier and convenient. They store, supply, and drain out waste, making the overall space sanitary and clean. Toilets consist of many parts, some of which may cause severe plumbing problems if they were to break, not to mention a mess. However, most of them are typically a pretty easy fix for our efficient crews. There are flappers, valves, tanks and drains that work together to make the toilet effective and useful. If one part malfunctions, it can put the whole toilet out of commission.
Clogged Toilets and Water Overflow
There are many signs your toilet is out of commission, but perhaps the most common is a clogged toilet. Most clogs can be plunged at home, but some can be extensive, requiring the tools and expertise of a plumber. Additionally, if people try to flush a clogged toilet, it could lead to water overflow. This water overflow is generally full of bacteria and can be difficult to clean up. Having a professional unclog your toilet can prevent incidents like this from happening and ensure you toilet returns to its proper working order.
Broken Valves and Common Toilet Problems
Another common issue with toilets are broken valves in the tank, meaning that not enough water is flowing into the bowl. Our experts can easily determine which valve is causing the malfunction and replace it quickly and efficiently.
Do you know the sound that your toilet makes right after you flush that typically lasts for about 30 seconds? That is called a running toilet, and it’s important that the noise stops shortly after you flush, as it’s the sound of your tank filling back up. If your toilet sounds like it is constantly running, you might have a problem with your flapper valve. We can investigate to see what is causing it to malfunction, repairing the flapper if necessary, or the chain attached to it.
Tubs and Showers
The tub or shower is typically the statement in your bathroom. Depending on the size of your room, you might have a stand alone shower or a tub-shower combo. There are several different options of tubs. The most basic are built in tubs that are surrounded by walls. Plumbing for these is pretty straightforward—it usually comes from one of the walls.
Freestanding tubs are a popular option, as they can fit in a traditional and modern space. They usually are perched on legs, but can often be on a base as well. The main difference with these tubs is the plumbing, as they aren’t connected to the wall. As a result, the piping for the water usually comes out the floor. If you’re switching to a freestanding tub, or simply wanting to install one in your new home, we can help determine the best process for rerouting the pipes.
When it comes to plumbing maintenance on your bathtub, it’s important to look for indications that something may be wrong. If your showerhead is leaking, there might be a loose or broken valve. Leaky faucets can add up water really fast, so it’s important to fix them before they cost you money on your water bills.
Older bathrooms could potentially have issues with rusting pipes. If those pipes burst, it could cost a lot of money on damages to the room, as well as the pipes. Our professional crews can come and examine your pipes, ensuring that they are in good shape and that they won’t leak in the near future.
The most common plumbing issue with tubs and showers are associated with the drain. Soap and hair can lodge itself in the drain, causing the water to backlog and clog the drain. Our professional crews can come and snake the drain safely, keeping your bathtub in pristine condition. It also prevents you from pouring gloopy chemicals down to drain in an attempt to unclog it.
Bathroom sinks are another main feature of your bathroom, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some have are freestanding, commonly referred to as a pedestal sink. These are usually plumbed through the wall and the pipes connect directly to the sink. Others are built into the vanity and the plumbing usually goes underneath the cabinets, coming up through the countertops.
Similar to tubs and showers, one of the most common plumbing issues is leaking faucets. Calcium buildup can cause the valve to stop working, letting water through, even when the valve is off. Another common cause is the valve getting old and becoming less effective over time. Millcreek Plumbing can come and fix these old valves, solving any leaky faucets you may have.
Clogged drains are another major concern with bathroom sinks. Buildup can eventually make it so that the water drains too slowly, or ineffectively. We utilize professional tools that can snake your drain, removing the buildup and letting it run back at its normal flow. This can reduce pressure on your pipes and can prevent more significant damage down the line.
Don’t let your bathroom plumbing woes get the best of you. As one of the most used rooms in your home, it’s important to keep it in proper working order. Any leaks or clogs can put a wrench in your daily routine. If you’re in need of any bathroom plumbing, contact us at Millcreek Plumbing. Our crews will ensure that you get quick and efficient repairs, as well as exceptional customer service. Give us a call today!