Your plumbing system is a necessity for modern-day, safe living. It’s a complex system with many components that all work together to provide your family with fresh, clean water. However, it’s not uncommon to experience problems with your plumbing system from time to time. Whether it’s a burst pipe or you want to spruce up your bathroom, A/C Doctors is here to help.

Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets are a common annoyance. However, homeowners tend to ignore them because they’re considered small problems. The reality is that even small drips from your faucet tend to grow and can add up over time. Dripping faucets can have worn-out O-rings, extensive corrosion, or need to be replaced. After you get the faucet fixed, you may be surprised by how much lower your water bill is.

Constantly Running Toilet

Another issue that is commonly ignored is a running toilet. This can be costly, as you’ll see on your next water bill. A running toilet is typically caused by a problem with the flapper valve. Every time you flush your toilet, the handle lifts the flapper via a chain setup. As the water drains from the tank, the flapper is supposed to fall back down and seal up at the bottom of the tank. Unfortunately, excessive sediment buildup underneath your flapper can prevent it from sealing. Cleaning off that sediment should fix the problem. If not, you’ll likely need a new flapper.

Leaking Pipe

Leaking pipes are nothing to fool around with. Water can cause a lot of damage to your home in a short amount of time. If you see water leaking from your pipes, you should address the problem promptly. These leaks are easier to spot on water supply lines, where a constant stream of water runs through them. A hole or faulty connection could cause the leak. If you hear running water but can’t find a leak, we offer leak detection services to find and fix it quickly.

Low Water Pressure

One extremely annoying issue that you may deal with is low water pressure. When you turn your faucet on full blast, you may only get a slight flow of water. This is an indication that there’s an issue either in your home or with your city’s water supply. Start by checking all your water fixtures to see if there’s a difference in pressure level. If not, contact your neighbor to verify they’re experiencing the same problem. It could simply be a city-wide issue from a water main break. If your neighbor has good water pressure or only some of your fixtures are experiencing low water pressure, the issue is likely restricted to your home.

Additionally, check the hot versus the cold side to further narrow down where the issue may be. In cases where you only experience low water pressure when the hot water is on, it’s an indication that there’s a problem with your water heater or your hot water supply lines.

Clogs

One issue that every homeowner dreads is dealing with a clog in their plumbing system. In most cases, your clog will be found near the drain of your fixtures or in your main sewer line. In its early stages, a clog will put off some symptoms you should be paying attention to. These include slow drainage and gurgling noises. When the clog gets too big and blocks your drain or sewer line, your water won’t drain and can even back up into your fixtures. To prevent clogs from forming, our drain cleaning service can keep everything running smoothly.

Water Heater Malfunction

Your water heater is one of those appliances you can’t do without. If you notice that your water seems to be just lukewarm and not getting hot, it’s an indication that the heating element inside your water heater is faulty. In cases where you’re getting no hot water, start by checking your circuit breaker.

If that doesn’t solve the problem, it may be an electrical issue that should be evaluated by one of our plumbers. Over time, the inside of your hot water heater may start to corrode. This can lead to a leak in your tank. If you notice a pool of water developing underneath your water heater, it’s a likely indication that it’s going to need to undergo replacement. At A/C Doctors, we offer repair and installation services for traditional and tankless water heaters in Gilbert and the surrounding areas.

Main Sewer Line Issue

One dreaded issue that no homeowner wants to deal with is a problem with their main sewer line. In some cases, the issue may be a small clog created by debris flushed down with your wastewater. However, in other cases, the issue may be more serious. Small cracks and holes can develop in older sewer lines. This allows tree roots to enter the sewer line.

When tree root intrusion happens, it can cause clogging in your main line and allow sewage to seep out. You’ll need an expert plumber to use specialized equipment to bust up those tree roots. In other cases, your main sewer line may have deteriorated to the point that it collapsed. Having a new sewer line installed is a must. In cases where there are cracks or holes in your sewer line, getting it relined or replaced is recommended.

Garbage Disposal Problems

Your garbage disposal can be super nice for preventing unwanted clogs in your sink’s plumbing lines. However, putting the wrong items down your disposal can lead to a clog. Sometimes, small objects can slip down into your disposal basin or you may have jammed too much food in without turning the disposal on first. Either way, the blades can get jammed. This is obvious when you turn on your garbage disposal and hear it humming, but the blades don’t move.

If you turn on your garbage disposal and it simply doesn’t work, you’ll want to verify that its circuit breaker is on. If this fails to solve the problem, your motor may need a replacement.

Sump Pump Issues

Your sump pump is vital to keeping your home safe from water damage. Groundwater can accumulate around your foundation or in the basement or crawlspace. Your pump should automatically turn on whenever the water level in its basin gets too high. If your pump fails to turn on, it may have a stuck float, faulty switch, worn-out motor, or the circuit breaker may have tripped.

If your pump is running but not removing the water, there are a couple of reasons why. First, there could be a clog somewhere in your discharge line. Second, the check valve that prevents water from flowing back into your sump pump may have failed. Lastly, the water may be coming in much quicker than your sump pump can adequately pump out. Upgrading to a bigger sump pump may be a necessity.

Reliable Plumbing Service

A/C Doctors offers reliable plumbing service for the entire Gilbert, AZ region. In addition to plumbing services, we’re happy to assist with your heating, cooling, ductwork, and indoor air quality needs. Contact our office today to schedule your next service appointment with one of our highly experienced plumbing professionals.

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