Plumbing problems come in many different varieties. That’s what keeps us busy. That’s also why you need a plumbing professional to tackle these problems when they occur, it will save you money in the long run. What are the most common plumbing problems we hear about in the Bradenton and Sarasota area? Below are some of the most common plumbing problems in our area, and ones which  will sometimes require a professional plumber like Wyman Plumbing to rectify.

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Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes can cause water damage, which can lead to mold in our moist environment. Often times they can leak near the joints, or be caused due to a clog. Either way, they need to be fixed as soon as possible.

Dripping Faucet

We’ve all probably had a dripping faucet at one time or another, not only is it an annoying sound, it is wasting money. Many times it is caused by a worn or damaged washer inside.

Running Toilets

Running toilets can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day! This can be caused by the flapper, the arm, or the float ball. It’s best to have a professional plumber fix this as it can continue to happen.

Clogged Sink

Slow draining or clogged sinks are typically caused by a blockage. This could be due to food or grease that becomes trapped. Using a plunger, or snake to unclog it, or vinegar and baking soda are good natural methods to clear the clog. Using chemicals are not only dangerous to the environment, but they can damage your pipes.

Clogged Bathtub or Shower Drain

Try using a plunger or snake to clear the clog. If this doesn’t work try vinegar and baking soda like above. If the problem persists, call a professional plumber. With showers and tubs, hair and hair products can make the problem persist, so it’s a good idea to use a drain cover which catches the hair before it can go down the drain.

Water Heater

Don’t get caught with a cold shower! That is the worst feeling ever! With proper maintenance, your water heater can last 8-10 years.

Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals aren’t meant to tackle everything. There are some things that shouldn’t go down them, such as seeds, pits and grease. Of course silverware shouldn’t go down them either.

Sewer System

If you’re noticing a bad smell, or there are many drains in your home that are not draining, you could have a problem with your sewer system. A professional plumber can do a video inspection to locate the source of the problem, they can also perform sewer and drain cleaning with high pressure jetting.

Wyman Plumbing is here to take care of all of your plumbing problems. Just give us a call or reach out to us online!


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