10 Things Plumbers Can Fix

August 10, 2021

With your home’s plumbing, there are several things you can do to keep water running smoothly. Like only flushing toilet paper or booking regular water heater maintenance. When you do experience a plumbing problem, getting in touch with a plumber in Menomonie and western Wisconsin is the best approach to solve it quickly and correctly.

Here are 12 common problems that a plumber can take care of.

1. Blocked Drains

Kitchen and bathroom drains are vulnerable to food and hair clogs. While you can try to fix the blockage on your own, liquid plumbing products often cause more damage. They may not break up the clog at all. Or the harmful chemicals they contain can eat through your pipes.

If you’re experiencing a sluggish drain, call us at 715-352-4052 for plumbing services. We use special tools like plumbing snakes to get rid of clogs without damaging your pipes.

2. Dripping Pipes

Leaky pipes can cost you, both in bigger water bills and damage to your home. That’s why it’s crucial to recognize the signs of a problematic pipe. These include:

  • Wet spots on ceilings, walls or the floor
  • Higher than average water bills
  • Musty odors
  • Mold growth

Leaks can be stealthy and hard to pinpoint since your plumbing is hidden behind walls. If you suspect you have one, it’s best to contact Halverson Brothers Inc for plumbing repair.

3. Leaky Faucets

You might think that a leaky faucet isn’t a problem. But a faucet that drips every second can waste up to 5 gallons of water daily. And more than 2,000 gallons of water each year! That’s enough water to fill a tank that’s 90” wide and 83” tall.

You may also think you can fix a faucet by yourself but calling a plumber is a much better idea. A Halverson Brothers Inc plumber will be able to quickly find the failing part and replace the fixture, if necessary.

4. Burst Pipes

Very cold temperatures and poor insulation can wreak havoc on your pipes and your home. The typical cost of a frozen pipe insurance claim is $10,900, according to Forbes.

There are several steps you can take to keep your pipes from freezing:

  • Have us check your plumbing and fix any cracks.
  • Insulate any pipes in a chilly area of your home.
  • If you’re gone, set your thermostat at 50 degrees (or higher) to keep your pipes thawed.
  • Keep faucets running at a slow drip during extremely cold days. This keeps water flowing through the pipes.

If you discover you have a frozen pipe, call us at 715-352-4052 immediately for plumbing service.

5. Pipe Replacement or Relocation

Plumbing in newer houses often is a combination of PVC, CPVC, PEX or copper pipes. Older homes may use galvanized steel pipes, which are good for around 50 years, according to home inspection companies. Or pipes could be made from another material.

If your home was built before the 1970s, we advise having your plumbing checked. This can help determine when you need to replace your pipes and help you avoid a catastrophic leak.

Updating your kitchen or bathroom? And want to move a sink, tub or toilet? Halverson Brothers Inc can take care of relocating your plumbing. Rerouting plumbing also involves removing flooring and subflooring, so you’ll want the help of a professional plumber.

6. Leaky Water Heater

If you use a tank-style water heater, you can expect it to work around 10 years. Water pooling near the base is a symptom it’s gone out, as well as:

  • Inadequate hot water
  • Popping or rumbling noises
  • Cloudy water
  • Leaking or faulty pressure relief valve

We’ll figure out whether you need water heater repair or water heater installation.

7. Constantly Running Toilet

A leaky toilet is even worse than a dripping faucet. It can waste up to 200 gallons of water daily, or 73,000 gallons of water annually! That’s the equivalent to 384 full hot tubs.

Like fixing a leaky faucet, this job is best left to a Halverson Brothers Inc pro.

8. Weak Water Pressure

There’s nothing worse than attempting to take a shower with poor water pressure. Sometimes this problem is because of an issue with your city’s water supply. But it can frequently be the result of a clog in your plumbing system or a water main break. Both issues require the help of a licensed plumber from Halverson Brothers Inc.

9. Water Main Break

If you’re experiencing low water pressure and noticing water pooling in your yard, you probably have a leaking water main. This line goes underground from the street to your house, supplying you with all the water you need.

In this instance, you’ll want to shut off your home’s water at the shutoff valve and contact us at 715-352-4052 for immediate help.

10. Sewer Line Backup

A sewer line backup is one of the grossest plumbing problems you can experience. It’s dirty, it smells and it can result in a lot of damage to your house. Contact us at 715-352-4052 for fast, reasonable plumbing services in Menomonie and western Wisconsin.

We Can Handle All Your Plumbing Repair Needs

Trying to tackle a plumbing problem by yourself can be frustrating and take up a lot of time. A professional plumber can handle many issues quickly and affordably, allowing you more time to spend on what matters most. Contact us at 715-352-4052 to schedule your affordable plumbing appointment now!