3 Surprising Plumbing Problems

3 Surprising Plumbing Problems

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When it comes to unusual plumbing problems, many homeowners have their fair share. If you live in an older home or one with a plumbing system that needs some work, you may see and hear some unusual things. If you hear knocking between the walls, don’t be scared. Instead of paranormal phenomena, it’s probably just your plumbing system letting you know it’s time for capable plumbing service from bluefrog Plumbing + Drain.

Learn more about three unusual plumbing issues and how to deal with them. As a bonus, we have added a section on how to detect leaks and mold to ensure that your home has good indoor air quality and remains structurally sound.

Shower Head Too High or Too Low?

If you just bought a home and realize that the showerhead is way too high or low for the average person, it’s time to consult with a reliable plumbing service to fix the issue. You shouldn’t have to bend over to wash your hair or jump to adjust the showerhead. We can install an S-shaped pipe and adjust it to raise or lower the showerhead to a comfortable height for most people. We can also adjust the shower in children’s bathrooms to curve downward. If you need more height, we simply turned the S-shaped pipe upwards to suit your stature.

Leave plumbing changes to the experts. Our professional plumbers have years of experience and can give you tips and tricks on how to get the best results. For example, if you raise the showerhead, you will also need to add tiles or other material to prevent the water splashes from damaging your walls. If you have a window at the same level as your new shower height, you will need to seal it to prevent water damage inside and outside the bathroom wall.

Plumbing Service for Low or No Pressure

This happens more than you would think. Our plumbers get plenty of calls from homeowners who discover they have no water pressure. Often, the municipality has turned off the water due to a late payment or work being done on the mainline. If you find that you have no water pressure and have lived in your home a good amount of time, call your city water department to determine whether there’s an issue with your bill. The water authority can also tell you about any work scheduled in the area that would affect your water supply.

If you have low water pressure, it could be because of increased use in the neighborhood or in your own home. It could also signal an issue with your hot water heater or plumbing system. For example, if you have a leak in your plumbing system, you will need a plumbing service to seal off and repair the damage. Once we fix the damage, your water pressure should return to normal.

Sometimes, the flow restrictors in your shower head can become clogged with sediment and calcium deposits. Our plumber can handle the problem and show you how to clean out the showerhead if the problem recurs. Save time and money by calling us first.

Knocking Pipes? Who Are You Going to Call?

If you hear knocking behind the walls, it may come from your aging plumbing system. Our plumbing service handles inspections and repairs to prevent this disturbing sound from keeping you up at night. Hammering pipes may bring to mind scary movies with ghosts and ghouls. However, the sounds in your walls probably come from a faucet or washing machine that shuts off too quickly.

If you have high water pressure, loose support straps or improperly installed valves, that may explain your weird knocking or hammering sounds. To prevent permanent damage to your home or plumbing system, call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain for plumbing service today.

Avoid Mold and Leaks

You may wonder why you have standing water in certain areas of your home or what to do about leaky pipes behind the walls. Whether your pipes groan, hammer or knock, it’s important to get to the bottom of a plumbing issue to avoid mold and water damage. If you have mold in your home, the area may have a mildew scent and feel damp to the touch. Call us for plumbing service to diagnose and fix the problem affordably.

Standing water in basements can prevent you from using this space to your advantage. When you call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, our technicians find the source of the problem and devise the most cost-effective fix available. It could come from clogged drains or blockages in your pipes.

If you dream of refinishing the basement but dread water damage due to unknown conditions, start with an inspection from one of our experienced technicians. We can help you understand the plumbing service or renovation needed to keep your walls and floors dry so you can enjoy your new basement entertainment center or home bar area.

Choose bluefrog Plumbing + Drain Plumbing Service

For local, insured and licensed plumbers, look no further than bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. We have the tools and expertise to identify and fix unusual plumbing problems in your home. Let us handle garden variety drips, leaks and other annoying plumbing issues as well. If you have a plumbing emergency, we are available and answer the phone 24 hours a day. our emergency plumbing services can give you peace of mind that you aren’t alone when your plumbing goes kaput in the middle of the night.

We carefully vet out all of our plumbers before hiring them to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our clients. So, call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain today to schedule a free, no-obligation quote for your unusual plumbing problems.

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