Common Residential Plumbing Problems and How to Resolve Them

Plumbing problems are bound to arise, they come in all sizes, some minor while others are major and expensive too. During this tough time we as a nation are facing, it’s not safe to call in technicians to fix plumbing issues.

We at Pro Serve Plumbing care about our clients as well as the wellbeing of our employees. While we are here to help you in whatever way you need, we’ve put together a list of common plumbing fixes that you can solve in the comfort of your home:

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure makes dish washers ineffective as well as the washer. It takes forever for the bathtub to fill up which is frustrating after a long day. Low water pressure is a sign that something along the system isn’t right.

Check to see if the low pressure is prevailing in the hot water or cold water tap. If both are affected, the aerator is most likely the problem. Calcium deposits in hard water buildup and eventually clog the aerator.

Clean out the faucet of the aerator and put it back so that the water pressure is restored.

Slow Draining Sink

A slow draining sink is quite annoying, if we can say so ourselves. It’s quite a common plumbing issue that arises due to clogs at the bottom of the drain. Often hair buildup, debris, and oil-based skin care products cause this clog in the system and obstruct the flow of water.

To get the drain working smoothly again, remove all the buildup. To do so you need to get under the sink and unscrew part of the pipe and remove the blockage. Put the pipe back and the water will drain effectively.

Jammed Garbage Disposal

A jammed garbage disposal is by far the most common complaint we receive. The main reason for this is that most homeowners aren’t aware of the stuff that can go through the system and the things that must be disposed. Egg shells, grease, and coffee grounds are he absolute worst for garbage disposals.

When your garbage disposal is jammed, ideally you should use the key that comes with the system. However, most people tend to lose that early on. Luckily, a wrench can be used to unjam the system.

Use the wrench at the opening of the garbage disposal that’s located at the bottom. Turn the wrench in both directions to activate the motor.

If you need any assistance with your plumbing issues, feel free to get in touch with our experts. Our licensed and experienced plumbers can deal with any plumbing issue, from plumbing leak repair services in Fort Worth to water line repair, and other services. Call 1-817-244-0614 for emergency services. We are available 24/7!