10 Things Plumbers Can Fix

August 10, 2021

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

Here are 12 common issues that a plumber can take care of.

1. Blocked Drains

Kitchen and bathroom drains are vulnerable to food and hair clogs. While you can try to fix the blockage on your own, liquid plumbing products often cause more damage. They might not break up the clog at all. Or the corrosive chemicals they contain can eat away at your pipes.

If you’re dealing with a slow-moving drain, call us at 309-517-7511 for plumbing services. We use special tools like plumbing snakes to eliminate clogs without damaging your pipes.

2. Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes can cost you, both in higher water bills and damage to your house. That’s why it’s crucial to recognize the signs of a problematic pipe. These include:

  • Wet areas on ceilings, walls or the floor
  • Higher than normal water bills
  • Musty odors
  • Mildew growth

Leaks can be stealthy and hard to locate since your plumbing is beneath walls. If you think you have one, it’s best to call J.L. Brady Company LLC for plumbing repair.

3. Dripping Faucets

You may think that a leaky faucet is no big deal. But a faucet that drips each second can waste up to 5 gallons of water daily. And more than 2,000 gallons of water annually! That’s ample water to fill a tank that’s 90” wide and 83” tall.

You may also think you can repair a faucet on your own but contacting a plumber is a much better idea. A J.L. Brady Company LLC plumber will be able to quickly locate the failing part and replace the fixture, if needed.

4. Frozen 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 keep your pipes from freezing:

  • Have us inspect your plumbing and fix any cracks.
  • Insulate any pipes in a chilly area of your home.
  • If you’re away, set your thermostat at 50 degrees (or higher) to keep your pipes thawed.
  • Keep faucets going at a slow drip during very cold days. This keeps water flowing through the pipes.

If you discover you have a frozen pipe, call us at 309-517-7511 immediately for plumbing service.

5. Pipe Replacement or Relocation

Plumbing in newer homes often is a combination 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 major leak.

Updating your kitchen or bathroom? And planning to move a sink, tub or toilet? J.L. Brady Company LLC can take care of relocating your plumbing. Rerouting plumbing also involves pulling up 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 work around 10 years. Water pooling near the base is a symptom it’s gone out, as well as:

  • Not enough hot water
  • Popping or rumbling noises
  • Cloudy water
  • Leaking or faulty pressure relief valve

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

7. Leaky Toilet

A leaky toilet is even worse than a leaky faucet. It can waste up to 200 gallons of water daily, or 73,000 gallons of water annually! That’s the same as 384 full hot tubs.

Like fixing a leaky faucet, this job is best handled by a J.L. Brady Company LLC professional.

8. Weak Water Pressure

There’s nothing worse than trying to take a shower with weak water pressure. Sometimes this problem is because of an issue with your city’s water supply. But it can often be caused by a clog in your plumbing system or a water main break. Both issues require the help of a licensed plumber from J.L. Brady Company LLC.

9. Water Main Break

If you’re dealing with low water pressure and noticing water pooling in your yard, you probably have a leaking water main. This line goes underground from the street to your house, supplying you with 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 309-517-7511 for immediate help.

10. Sewer Line Backup

A sewer line backup is one of the worst plumbing problems you can experience. It’s unsanitary, it smells and it can result in a lot of damage to your home. Call us at 309-517-7511 for fast, reasonable plumbing services in Moline.

We Can Handle All Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Trying to deal with a plumbing problem by yourself can be frustrating and time-consuming. A pro plumber can handle many issues quickly and affordably, allowing you more time to focus on what matters most. Call us at 309-517-7511 to schedule your affordable plumbing appointment today!