Whether commercial or residential, an out-of-commission bathroom makes for an awkward inconvenience. Not to mention, beyond merely being bothersome, bathroom problems can hike up water bills and, in cases of leaks, even cause property damage. Quality Plumbing of Gainesville, Inc. lists the eight most common bathroom plumbing problems that home and business owners should keep an eye out for.
We’ve all heard and dread the sound — the measured dripping of a leaky faucet. Dripping faucets can waste tons of water a year, increase water bills, and cause water damage to surrounding areas if allowed to persist.
Constantly Running Toilets
Yet another foreboding sound to listen for in the bathroom is a toilet that won’t stop running. While many just ignore the issue, it’s far preferable to seek a plumber’s services before the problem worsens. If neglected, a running toilet can become expensive and prone to clogs.
Due to frequent usage and carelessness from customers, commercial sink drains, in particular, face an increased risk of clogs. At home, bathtub and shower drains can become clogged after collecting hair and other debris. While small clogs can be easily cleared, more severe clogs may require a plumbing professional’s expertise for drain repairs.
Perhaps the most common problem of all, a clogged toilet can be frustrating and inconvenient. While some may think nothing of it, a toilet that clogs often and easily could be a sign of root intrusion. Call one of our experienced plumbers to diagnose the issue.
Poor Water Pressure
Besides being frustrating, weak water pressure can be indicative of more severe plumbing problems. These include breaks in water lines and sediment buildup in pipes, which can affect water pressure in a building’s faucets and toilets. Low water pressure warrants an immediate inspection.
Pipes that have sprung a leak can be harder to notice than other issues, as they’re often hidden behind walls. However, if water bills start to rise inexplicably, that’s a clear indication of leaky pipes. A leaking pipe can cause mold growth and even structural damage. If you’re suspicious of leaky pipes in your bathroom, contact our plumbing company as soon as possible.
Floor drains that reek of sewer smells may be the symptoms of a sewage backup. Business owners, in particular, should have this problem remedied by a professional quickly, as the last thing they’ll want is to have nauseous fumes driving away their customers.
Water Temperature Issues
Water heaters require regular maintenance, and if the water at your business or in your shower isn’t heating, it may be time to reach out to a plumber for service. Water heater leaks can be costly and cause damage to surrounding areas if the water pools. In the unfortunate event of a rupture, contact us for emergency repairs!