Plumbing Problems and Repair Tips

You have plumbing in your kitchen and bathrooms. You likely have taps on the outside of the house. You may have a utility sink in the laundry room or the basement. All of those outlets connect with a network of pipes throughout your house. Those pipes often work for years without problems. But, on occasion, you will have a problem. Some you may know how to repair yourself, but for others, you should call Westchester plumber professionals, who have experience handling the more complicated repairs.

Common Plumbing Problems

Low water pressure – You usually see this at the sink or in the shower. One thing to do immediately is to take off the faucet aerator. This is the microscopic screen that sits over the end of the tap. When it gets clogged, it can bring down the water pressure. Clean it out and see if that works. If it is at the shower, remove the shower head and clean it out. If this does not work, call in a Westchester plumber to see if there is a leak or another hidden problem.

Slow draining sink – This is likely due to hair and other debris clogging the pipe. If you have a pop-up, you will need to go under, loosen it and remove it. Clean out debris around the sink opening. If the clog appears to be lower, you can use a plunger to loosen it. If this doesn’t work or the slow drain is at more than one place, bring in the professionals. They can find the clog and treat it properly.

Drips under sink – Have you ever opened the cabinet under the sink and found a bit of water below? Before that small leak becomes a major one, you need to find the problem and fix it. It may be coming from the pipe running from the sink to the wall. It might also be from the underside of the sink. If it is coming from a pipe, simply tightening it may solve the problem. A cracked pipe will need replacement. If the seals around the drain are leaking, you may need to reseal the drain basket. If the source of the leak is not apparent, then call a professional Westchester plumber.

Call Westchester Plumbers Bruni & Campisi Today

These three common problems are ones you may be able to fix by yourself. However, when it comes to leaks in walls and around showers or tubs, you will want a professional. Water heater problems are another area to call in the Westchester plumbing professionals.

Bruni & Campisi are committed to helping the Westchester community. Recognized for excellence, the professionals at Bruni & Campisi are experts at fixing all types of plumbing problems, and have an on-call 24/7 policy for those annoying plumbing emergencies. Call us at 914-574-2066 or fill out a contact form today.

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