Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘bathroom plumbing’

Your Sink’s P-Trap and When It Can Become a Problem

Monday, June 6th, 2022

plumber-with-sink-p-trapLet’s talk about an important part of your sink, one that you probably didn’t even know the name of although you’ve seen it often. It’s the bent section of the drainpipe right below the drain, the one you can see when you open the below-sink cabinets. This pipe with the peculiar curve is known as a p-trap, and today you’re going to learn why it’s there and how it can develop problems.

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A Toilet Leaking Around the Base Is Trouble

Monday, February 18th, 2019

toilet-with-button-flushLeaks of any kind in your home are a problem, and most will need to be addressed with the help of skilled plumbers. The most troublesome leaks are the sort that escape notice because they’re coming from pipes hidden in walls, floors, or in the foundation. If there’s a leak you can see, you can move fast to have it repaired. For example, water on the bathroom floor that shouldn’t be there? You’ll probably need a plumber.

A common source of bathroom plumbing leaks is around the base of the toilet. This is a major problem for two reasons:

  • It can create unsanitary conditions, allowing harmful bacteria into your living space.
  • It can cause extensive damage to the floor, the subfloor, the ceiling (if it’s a second-story bathroom) and other building material. The most extreme case—the toilet collapses through the floor!

You can call us for plumbing in Montpelier, VT to discover what’s wrong with the bathroom toilet and fix it fast.

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Why Won’t My Toilet Stop Running?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

toilet-with-sprayer-and-phoneWe’ve written posts before about toilet plumbing emergencies, such as when a toilet overflows. Toilet plumbing is a major part of the job of any professional plumbers, and we’re ready to help no matter what repairs you may need for your toilet, including installing a new one. (This is something we recommend if your toilet is more than 20 years old. Just the savings you’ll enjoy from the lower water use will make it worth it.)

We’re going to look at another toilet plumbing problem that may not seem like it’s an emergency—but it’s still something you’ll need to have fixed as soon as you can or else it will create a massive amount of water waste.

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Help! My Toilet Is Overflowing! What Do I Do?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

toilet-with-button-flushWe know an overflowing toilet is one of the more alarming events that can occur with home plumbing, right up there with a burst pipe. However, there are steps to take to stop the flow and have it corrected. If you do some planning ahead to prepare for an event like this—and it can happen to any toilet, no matter its age or how well it’s cared for—you can prevent serious water damage and dangers from an overflow of sewage.

Remember, helpful professional plumbers are on-call to assist you with bathroom plumbing in Burlington, VT and throughout Northwest Vermont and Northeast New York.

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How to Tell It’s Time to Call for Bathroom Plumbing Repairs

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The bathroom isn’t at the center of your home life, but it’s certainly one of the essential rooms for getting along from day to day. You need to be able to depend on the plumbing in this room to work each time you need it—a plumbing failure here can result in flooding, water damage, and incredible inconveniences.

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Should I Replace My Old Bathroom Toilet?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

When people think about replacing major appliances in their home because of wear and tear from age, the toilet isn’t often one of the first that comes to mind. But toilets can suffer from damage due to years of use just as much as an air conditioning system or a furnace. When you consider how necessary a toilet is for day to day comfort and hygiene, knowing when you need to replace the toilet is important. We have some advice on times when it’s a good idea to call up professional plumbers to arrange for a toilet replacement.

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