Our Local NH and MA Plumbers Handle Bathroom Plumbing Repairs and Remodeling
From overflowing toilets to clogged drains and leaks, we can solve your problem
Overflowing toilets. Clogged sinks and drains. Leaky faucets and pipes. Our experienced plumbing technicians are skilled at fixing any bathroom plumbing problem you may face. Bathroom plumbing problems can ruin your day, but we’re here to help keep your stress to a minimum.
We’ve provided the information below to give you more insight into some of the most common bathroom plumbing issues. Then, if you decide you need help from a professional, we urge you to give us a call. We’ve been fixing bathroom plumbing problems for our neighbors in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for many years, and we’re proud of our reputation for prompt attention and the highest-quality service.
Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems
Problem: Overflowing toilet
Potential Causes/Solutions: The overflowing toilet is a homeowner’s nightmare, but don’t panic. When confronted with this all-too-common problem, your first and most important step is to immediately shut off the flow of water to the toilet (the shutoff valve is usually found at the bottom left under the fixture, about 6 inches off the floor). You can then try gently plunging it. Or give us a call and we’ll send a trained plumbing technician to your home ASAP.
Problem: Clogged bathroom sink or drain
Potential Causes/Solutions: Chemical drain-cleaning products are popular for treating clogs, but they have high toxicity levels, are tough on the environment and, by some accounts, can cause damage to pipes. Instead consider trying hot water and vinegar with your plunger as a home remedy. A handy homeowner may also wish to check the trap, the U-shaped section of pipe under the sink. However, if the clog is further down the system and your plunger isn’t getting the job done, you’ll likely need a plumbing technician equipped with a power snake.
Problem: Low water pressure
Potential Causes/Solutions: Several of the most common causes – debris and mineral buildup or corrosion in your pipes – generally require help from a professional. However, sometimes low water pressure is caused by malfunctions involving your municipal water supply, meaning a quick phone call can yield some answers. Finally, plumbing leaks could also be the problem. If you suspect this, try shutting off all of your water taps and then checking the reading on your meter. If the meter shows increased water usage when you return later to check it again, you probably have a leak that needs to be repaired by a plumber.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Should I be concerned if my toilet won’t stop running?
A: If your toilet is running continuously (a hissing sound is one common telltale sign), it’s likely you’ve got a problem involving the mechanisms inside your tank – the flapper that blocks/allows water from the tank to enter the bowl, the pump that refills the tank after it empties or the float that rises and falls with the water level and causes the pump to stop when the tank is full. Whether you attempt to troubleshoot the problem yourself or call us at Heritage, don’t delay because you may be wasting (and paying for) a large quantity of water.
Q: Do you have any tips regarding preventive maintenance?
A: Bio-Clean is a blend of natural bacteria and enzymes that can be poured down bathroom and kitchen drains every month or so to attack organic wastes like grease, hair, food particles, paper, cotton and sewage. It’s an effective preventive solution and it’s safe for people, your plumbing and the environment.
Q: My shower head is acting funny (low flow, spraying sideways) – can you help?
A: The jets in your shower head can become clogged with calcium deposits, causing the types of problems you’ve described. So thoroughly cleaning the shower head every 6 months or so should help.
Q: Do you also do installations of water-conserving toilets and other fixtures?
A: Yes. Bathtubs and showers. Sinks and faucets in all shapes and styles. If you’re considering a new look and feel for your bathroom, we can even help you choose high-quality fixtures and appliances, and arrange to have them professionally installed by our 5-star technicians.
Q: What might be causing discoloration in my tap water?
A: Discolored tap water can indicate a potential problem with your water heater. Or it can signal rusted piping – particularly in homes where galvanized steel piping has begun to rust from the inside out. When this is the case, options include replacing the rusted sections with PEX or copper piping.
Contact us today to learn more about our bathroom plumbing services.