Plumbing problems happen all the time and that is the time to call in a reliable and professional plumber Beachwood. Many problems can happen but three more common ones are having noisy pipes, flooding and backed up toilets. Here is a look at why they happen and what you can do.
Backed up toilets
When you have a backed-up toilet and the water is getting high do not flush again. Remove the lid from the tank and push the down the tank ball to shut the flush valve. This way you can avoid having to clean up an overflowing toilet. Often a backed-up toilet is because of something going down there that should not. A plumber Toms River will find things like plastic toys or other objects small children put down there. Sometimes female sanitary products can also cause a blockage. In the case of objects, you need to retrieve them rather than pushing them through. In the case of clogs from flushed wasted, then you need a plunger and a toilet auger.
A clogged toilet is something the homeowner can handle often themselves. A few plunges often gets things moving again. If the toilet bowl is too full to plunge well enough, empty some of the water using a bowl or container. When you plunge start slowly and then build up the pace. A more serious clog might require the toilet auger also called a closet auger or toilet snake. Make sure you get the one designed for toilets and not the one designed for sinks. You push in the coiled metal and then crank the handle and it will help remove the blockage. If these efforts do not solve the problem then you should call in a plumber.
Flooding can happen for several reasons, a pipe might crack, a washer might break, a water heater might corrode, a toilet might overflow significantly or a faucet might be left on. First of all, shut off the water. If the water amount is not too large you could clear it up yourself. But if there is a lot then it is highly recommended to call in a professional plumber Toms River. They will have a pump to clear out the water and they can also look into the cause and make repairs. Take care around electrical wiring.
Pipes making a lot of noise
There are many noises you might hear coming from the pipes and there are many causes. A plumber Beachwood is the best person to identify them and know what is causing it and how to fix it but the three most common sounds and causes are;
- Pipes banging against floor joists – Pipes should be anchored down and when those straps or anchors wear down or break the pipes become loose. The fix then is to re-anchor the pipes and you can also add cushioning using something like foam pipe insulation, tubing, a garden hose or even a rubber blanket.
- Water hammer – This is when the tap or appliance is turned off abruptly and the water pressure causes the water to hammer against the piping, leading to the loud banging noise when you shut the tap off. Sometimes it is because there is no air cushion anymore. To fix it you can try turning off the water at the mains then opening all the taps to drain everything. Then close them again and turn the mains back on. The chamber should refill to give the air cushioning once more. If this does not help call a plumber.
- Squeaking noises – These only happen with hot water pipes when the expansion of the pipe causes friction with the strap. A rubber cushion fixes this problem too.
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