Plumber servicing the City of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson 

Top 10 Home Plumbing Problems

Common Plumbing Problems

No Running Water

  • No Running Hot Water
  • Clogged Drains
  • Leaking Or Dripping Faucets
  • Leaking Water Heaters
  • Leaking Pipes
  • Over-flowing Toilets
  • Leaking Toilets
  • Broken Garbage Disposals
  • New Fixture Installations
  • No running water

    is a sure give away that a plumber may have to be called–or that the utility company shut off your water because of an unpaid bill. Before calling a professional, you may want to check first the following items. If you have a gas water heater, make sure the light is lit and hasn’t gone out. Also, make sure you aren’t over-using the allotted water capacity of the tank

    No running hot water

    is a staple in the list of plumbing problems that homeowners face. It may mean the water heater’s setting is not set high enough, this should be set normally at 120 degrees, unless the heating element is broken.

    Clogged drains

    may be a simple plumbing problem to fix. The drain can sometimes be unclogged with as simple a tool as a rubber plunger. However, a plumber may be necessary to help dislodge clogged items. At other times, a grease trap cleaning may be warranted. In any event, this situation can be avoided by simply being careful of what you allow down the drain such as veggie cuttings, coffee ground and other items–including dish rags.

    A leaking or dripping faucet

    may be annoying, but many times it is easily resolved by changing the rubber washer on the faucet or not turning the faucet too roughly.

    Leaking water heaters

    are a sure sign that they may need to be replaced as this indicates certain rusting underneath the water tank. Unfortunately, there’s no repair for this issue.

    Leaking pipes

    can cause extensive damage to the floors, walls, baseboards and personal belongings such as furniture. Because lime and other mineral deposits accumulate that would eventually cause a leak, it is wise to periodically check the water pipes.

    Over-flowing toilets

    may indicate a clogged up toilet or some broken toilet mechanism. If a simple jiggling of the handle doesn’t resolve the problem, a low humming noise or a continuously running water flow after the first flush indicates trouble.

    Leaking toilets

    another common form of toilet trouble, can raise your water bill by $100 annually. There is a real possibility that the section between the tank and the toilet bowl or the pedestal stand and the toilet bowl has worn out.

    A broken garbage disposal unit

    is one messy job to tackle. However, by regularly running hot, boiling water into the disposal, much of the accumulated matter can be dislodged.

    New fixture installations

    are a breeze to fix compared to other plumbing problems or mishaps. That being said, the only question here is having the customer select the fixture of their choice and the quality of the fixture that they want to put in.

    As you can see, whether one is in a hot, arid region such as Las Vegas, or elsewhere, plumbing problems arise anywhere there is a plumbing infrastructure. Consequently, by calling reputable, certified plumbing contractors, such as Big Dawg Plumbing, a solid first line of defense for plumbing problems is assured.