Common Plumbing Problems

General Plumbing Problems


Here are our answers to the most common plumbing questions.


Why is my drain clogged?

Slow-draining bathroom sinks, bath drains, and shower drains generally get blocked up by clogs of hair, soap, or other debris. Clearing the blockage may require the use of a plunger or a plumber’s snake if the problem has moved deep into your plumbing. The problem will usually get worse over time, if not dealt with or maintained on a regular basis.

How do I know if I have leaky pipes?

Leaky pipes can be more than just a nuisance, they can cause damage to furniture and floors, and the dampness can encourage bugs like cockroaches. Leaks commonly happen at the pipe joints but can also occur anywhere along the pipe. Leaks are more common in the winter when water can freeze, expand, and cause pipes to burst. To know if you have a leaky pipe, you may notice bubbling in your walls or ceiling, pools of water in your home, or dripping from your ceiling. For more hidden leaks, you should call Marines Service Co. for a plumbing inspection.

Why do I have puddles of water in my yard?

If you see puddles of water in your yard or your yard smells like sewage, you might have a serious issue that needs immediate attention. The cause of this could be broken water lines or sewer lines. This can cause serious damage to the home and loss of property if a sewer backs up into the home. Marines Service Co. can perform a camera inspection to verify any problem areas in the main sewer line and we are fully equipped with all the necessary tools to help you fix this.

Why is my faucet pressure low?

If your water trickles out of the tap rather than gushes, this may be a symptom of low water pressure. This is often a problem in older homes. Low water pressure can be caused by a number of issues, a common one being leaking pipes that have become broken, worn, or corroded over time. If it’s low water pressure in a shower that’s the issue, it’s usually caused by a build-up of sediment and mineral deposits on aerators. If it’s the shower that’s the problem, then you need to inspect the problem or have Marines Service Co. come out and either repair it or replace it.

Why is my faucet dripping?

Dripping faucets are so common that it’s rare to find someone who hasn’t experienced this issue. It’s not just a source of irritation; the waste of water can push up your water bill and cost you money. A single faucet can drip away hundreds of gallons over the course of a year. The cause of dripping faucets in many cases is an internal washer that has become
stiff, torn, worn, or dislodged over time. Other common culprits are wear, incoming pressure being too high, and tear or age of the faucet.

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