The Most Common Plumbing Problems | IT Landes Home Service Team
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IT Landes Home Service Team provides homeowners in Baltimore and central Pennsylvania with peace of mind when plumbing problems happen. If you have a plumbing problem, the cost of repairs may cause you even more stress. Fortunately, many plumbing problems are relatively easy to fix with the help of our expert technicians.

1. Dripping Faucet

Do you lay awake at night distracted by the continuous sound of a dripping faucet? This is one of the most common plumbing problems that we see in Baltimore and central Pennsylvania homes. Fortunately, a dripping faucet can be easily and quickly repaired by a technician from IT Landes Home Service Team. The small gasket inside the faucet is most likely damaged. Replacing it forms a seal and prevents dripping.

2. Running Toilet

One of the most annoying plumbing problems is a running toilet. You may have tried to jiggle the handle and other tricks to stop the constant flow of water into the bowl. A running toilet indicates that the components inside the tank need to be adjusted or replaced. The average homeowner can spend hours trying to figure out how to remedy the issue. A better option is to save yourself time and frustration by scheduling an appointment with a technician.

3. Clogged Drain

A properly working drain allows water to empty quickly. When a drain is clogged, the water stays in the sink or tub, along with any food particles, soapy residue, and other unsightly substances. Clogged drains may be caused by jammed garbage disposals, hair, grease, objects, and a range of other issues. You can try to use a household product to clear the drain. If this doesn’t help, it’s time to schedule a repair appointment.

4. Slow Drains

Slow drains often evolve into larger problems, such as clogs and broken pipes. Water should drain from a sink or bathtub at about the same pace as the water runs from the faucet. If you notice that your drain runs slower than normal, you can try a household product to clear it. If this doesn’t work, schedule an appointment with a technician from IT Landes Home Service Team to have your plumbing system checked.

5. Low Water Pressure

Do you notice that the water pressure in your home is low or fluctuates with heavy use in your household? In older homes, this is somewhat normal. In newer homes, though, the water pressure should be consistent and delivered at a comfortable pressure. Low water pressure is not always a sign of needed repairs. Sometimes the valves need to be adjusted. Low water pressure can be caused by problems, such as leaks and clogged pipes. A technician can come by and determine why your water pressure is low.

6. Toilet Clogs

Clogged toilets are unhygienic and disruptive to your routine. Toilet clogs may be caused by accidentally flushing an object, using too much toilet paper, and a range of other common problems. You can try to clear the clog with a plunger but use caution to protect yourself from bacteria and viruses in the water. IT Landes Home Service Team can safely and efficiently clear your clogged toilet.

7. Limited Hot Water

Do you run out of hot water even when you take a short shower or run your dishwasher? This is a sign that your hot water heater needs attention. The heater may be leaking or not maintaining the correct water temperature inside the tank. If the water heater is in good condition, you may need to replace it with a larger capacity model.

8. Poor Performance from Appliances

Do you notice food particles on dishes after running the dishwasher? Do your clothes seem like they aren’t clean after a normal cycle? These may be signs that your appliances are not working efficiently. Before your think about replacing these expensive appliances, have a technician from IT Landes Home Service Team check the water lines. Clogged lines limit the amount of water that is fed into these appliances, as well as how well dirty water drains when you operate the appliances. The most common reason that water lines to dishwashers and washing machines fail is a buildup of hard water deposits. Water lines can also develop leaks that will affect how well your appliances work.

9. Leaking Faucets

When you turn on your kitchen or bathroom sink, do you notice a puddle of water around the base? These types of leaks are signs that a small part inside the faucet has failed. Some of the most common reasons that faucets leak are split gaskets, broken seals, corrosion, and hard water damage. Schedule an appointment with a technician to have your faucet inspected. We can make the necessary repairs or install a new faucet if you are ready for an upgraded model.

10. Broken Pipes

Broken pipes are not only costly in repair bills but also in water damage to your home. The volume of water that leaks from a broken pipe increases your utility costs unnecessarily and may result in mold growth that requires expensive cleanup efforts. If you believe that you have a broken pipe in your home, call IT Landes Home Service Team right away. Our technician finds the broken pipe and performs the necessary repairs.

11. Root Infiltration

The lovely trees and shrubs in your yard have expansive root systems. In older homes, the roots can reach the plumbing pipes and penetrate weak materials. Root infiltration causes broken and clogged pipes, and the roots continue to grow inside the pipes. You may notice slow drains, low water pressure, and a range of other plumbing problems. The experts at IT Landes Home Service Team can find where roots have penetrated your plumbing and clear away the roots. We also help Baltimore, and central Pennsylvania homeowners find ways to protect their plumbing systems from root damage.

12. Sewer Problems

Not all plumbing problems in households are caused by the home’s plumbing system. In some cases, the city sewer system is clogged by branches and other types of debris. This is common after heavy rain and snowstorms. As a homeowner, though, you want to have peace of mind knowing that your plumbing system is in good shape. If you believe that plumbing problems in your home are linked to issues with the city sewer system, contact the appropriate department within the city government. To help you with this process, we can schedule a time for one of our technicians to come by your home and perform an inspection of your plumbing system.

Professional Service for Common Plumbing Problems

IT Landes Home Service Team specializes in plumbing services for homes in Baltimore and central Pennsylvania, including installation, repairs, and maintenance. We can also help with all your heating and cooling services, fuel delivery. Call IT Landes Home Service Team today for more information. Be sure to ask about our indoor air quality services. We can clean your ducts and dryer vents to prevent airborne particles from coming inside your home. We also offer whole-home air purification systems to remove bacteria, viruses, pet dander, odors, dust, pollen, and other airborne particles. You can also learn about our humidifiers to keep your family comfortable and healthy.

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