Plumbing is something many homeowners do not have experience with, and that’s ok. But it is extremely important to find a plumber you can trust, as plumbing issues can be tragic to the homes wellbeing if not taken care of properly. While it is true there are some benign issues you may be able to resolve on your own, in most cases, it is almost guaranteed you will need to call in a professional to assist.

Slow Draining Water

Water taking too long to drain in the sinks or bath? This is probably the most common issue homeowners will run into. In many cases this issue is due to wear and tear on the pipes, especially in the bathroom. The shower is the most common place where a clog can occur due to soap residue, hair build up or even rusting pipes. Sometimes a liquid drain declogger will not cut it in these instances and it is time to call in a professional plumber.

Running Toilets

This is another very common issue, and unfortunately if not realized soon enough, can be detrimental to your home’s water supply if your home is reliant upon a well system. But, in the best case scenario, if a running toilet is caught early, this is something you can actually fix quite easily on your own. Sometimes, the easiest fix is to adjust the floater, found in the top part of the toilet, which does not require any tools. But if that is not working and it seems a little intimidating, make sure you call in a professional.

Leaking Pipes

This unfortunately is something that is not easily caught, but can cause a lot of damage to the home. This is normal for all homes, things begin to deteriorate, and it can cause widespread structural damage. The good news is that this is usually caught in routine inspections! Paying attention to the water bill, and any new mold or mildew smells, or staining around the home will allow this to be caught early on. But no matter the case, a licensed plumber will need to be called in to address this common issue.


All of this being said, these are some of the most common issues homeowners will run into when it comes to plumbing fixtures and systems. If you are ever dealing with any of these the first thing to do is always to assess the situation and see what needs to be done. If you are unsure of what to do, always call a licensed plumber or technician to make sure your home stays looking its best. Don’t hesitate to call Trethewey Brothers, INC. 

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