June 29, 2020 by

Here are some of the most common plumbing issues and emergencies we’ve seen and how a drain cleaning company like Roto-Rooter can help.

  • Clogged Toilets

Let’s be honest, there are few things as frustrating and worse than a clogged toilet. And not surprisingly, this is the most common type of plumbing issue you may be faced with. Normally the culprit is something clogging the pipes like toilet paper, wipes, etc. When you encounter this issue, don’t keep flushing – as this can make things worse and cause your toiler to overflow.

Always use a plunger to try and fix the clog. If you still can’t fix the blockage after multiple attempts, it’s time to call in a professional drain cleaning company for help!

  • A Lack of Hot Water

Hot water is a necessity for showers, baths, dishwashers, and even for washing machines. A common culprit for a sudden lack of hot water can be due to problems with your water heater. Often it may be a heating mechanism issue or a busted dip tube that has caused your hot water to stop.

Whenever you are dealing with a water heater issue, always call in a plumbing and drainage professional, and never try to fix it yourself.

  • Burst Pipes

Normally with a burst pipe, there is no mistaking it for something else due to the large amounts of water that will be pouring out because of the burst. A leading cause of burst pipes is during the winter because of the extremely cold temperatures. A simple way to protect your pipes is to keep your home at a warm and comfortable temperature during the winter.

You can periodically inspect youth piping to ensure there are no signs of cracking, leaking, or damage.

  • Sump Pump Issues

A sump pump can be common for properties and homes that have either a crawl space or a basement. A sump pump will help flood prevention in your home (specifically basement and sub-ground areas) that can be prone to flooding from heavy rains and extreme weather.

In cases where your pump has been working overtime, it could break or get stuck. Also, such things like debris and gunk may get congested in it and stop it from functioning properly. A broken sump pump can lead to flooding, so it is important to immediately contact a professional when this happens.

Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Services in High Desert

If you are experiencing any of the above plumbing issues or another plumbing emergency, please contact our Roto-Rooter team today for 24/7 emergency services.