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Common Causes of Plumbing Repairs

No one likes dealing with plumbing repairs, but they rank among the most disruptive problems for any household. You can’t just tough it out when your toilet backs up or your sink springs a leak that sends water across your kitchen floor. In Plattsburgh, our plumbing repair techs can handle most issues, from a dripping faucet all the way up to a breach of the sewer line.  In every case, our plumbers look for the source of the problem rather than treating the symptoms.

The common causes of plumbing repairs are fair easy to spot, though fixing them usually takes the services of a trained professional.

Plumbing repairs usually boil down to one of two basic issues: water is blocked from getting where it needs to go or water is leaking out of the pipe. (A few outliers exist as well, such as strange smells, but they don’t arise nearly as often.) In the former case, you’re looking at a blockage in the line, which can be caused by any number of things. Grease and fat poured down the drain can solidify, causing a blockage. Other food particles can do the same thing in the kitchen, while hair, soap and toothpaste can create clogs in the bathroom. Outside the home, tree roots can sometimes infiltrate tiny breaches in the pipe, and even outside damage from shifting soil can result in a clogged pipe.

Speaking of damage, leaks and breaches usually stem from damage somewhere in the system. Plumbers tend to look for them near connectors or links, where an imperfect seal can create a leak. Breaches can also occur because of outside sources, or simply because your plumbing has grown old and corroded.

Luckily, the common causes of plumbing repairs are usually easy to treat, provided you have the training and know how to do the job right. That’s where the experts at Red Rock Mechanical come in. We pride ourselves on our experience and expertise, and plumbing repair is one of the focal points for our business. If you need a hand with your Plattsburgh home’s plumbing, whether it’s a big job or a small one, give us a call to set up an appointment today!

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