10 Things Plumbers Can Fix

August 10, 2021

With your home’s plumbing, there are a few things you should do to keep water running smoothly. Such as only flushing toilet paper or scheduling annual water heater maintenance. When you do experience a plumbing problem, getting in touch with a plumber in Manassas is the smartest approach to solve it quickly and correctly.

Here are 12 common issues that a plumber can resolve.

1. Clogged Drains

Kitchen and bathroom drains are susceptible to food and hair clogs. While you can try to fix the blockage by yourself, liquid plumbing products often do more damage. They may not eliminate the clog at all. Or the harmful chemicals they contain can eat away at your pipes.

If you’re dealing with a slow-moving drain, call us at 703-260-1148 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 increased water bills and damage to your home. That’s why it’s crucial to know the signs of a problematic pipe. These include:

  • Soft areas on ceilings, walls or the floor
  • Higher than average water bills
  • Musty odors
  • Mold growth

Leaks can be sneaky and hard to locate since your plumbing is beneath walls. If you think you have one, it’s best to call Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. for plumbing repair.

3. Leaky 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 each day. And more than 2,000 gallons of water yearly! That’s ample water to fill a tank that’s 90” wide and 83” tall.

You might also think you can repair a faucet by yourself but calling a plumber is a much better idea. A Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. plumber will be able to quickly locate the faulty part and replace the fixture, if necessary.

4. Burst Pipes

Very cold temperatures and poor insulation can wreak havoc on your pipes and your home. The typical cost of a frozen pipe insurance claim is $10,900, according to Forbes.

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

  • Have us check your plumbing and repair any cracks.
  • Insulate any pipes in a cold area of your home.
  • If you’re away, keep your thermostat at 50 degrees (or higher) to keep your pipes thawed.
  • Keep faucets running at a slow drip during extremely cold days. This keeps water moving through the pipes.

If you find you have a frozen pipe, contact us at 703-260-1148 immediately for plumbing service.

5. Pipe Replacement or Relocation

Plumbing in newer homes often is a mix of PVC, CPVC, PEX or copper pipes. Older homes may have galvanized steel pipes, which are good for around 50 years, according to home inspection companies. Or pipes could use another material.

If your house was built before the 1970s, we advise having your plumbing checked. This can help determine when you need to replace your pipes and help you avoid a catastrophic leak.

Updating your kitchen or bathroom? And want to move a sink, tub or toilet? Air-Right Energy Design, 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. Dripping 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 gone out, as well as:

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

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

7. Leaky 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 yearly! That’s the equivalent to 384 full hot tubs.

Like repairing a leaky faucet, this job is best handled by a Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. professional.

8. Low Water Pressure

There’s nothing worse than attempting to take a shower with poor water pressure. Sometimes this problem is because of a situation with your city’s water supply. But it can frequently be the result of a clog in your plumbing system or a water main break. Both issues require the assistance of a licensed plumber from Air-Right Energy Design, 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 house, 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 703-260-1148 for immediate assistance.

10. Sewer Line Backup

A sewer line backup is one of the grossest plumbing problems you can have. It’s dirty, it smells and it can cause a lot of damage to your house. Call us at 703-260-1148 for fast, affordable plumbing services in Manassas.

We Can Take Care of All Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Trying to tackle a plumbing issue by yourself can be frustrating and time-consuming. A professional plumber can take care of many issues quickly and affordably, giving you more time to focus on what matters most. Contact us at 703-260-1148 to book your affordable plumbing appointment now!