Slow drains and leaking faucets are two of the most common plumbing problems in the typical home. That’s because faucets have wear-and-tear parts that will fail eventually, and drain sludge accumulates over time, slowing, and potentially blocking, your drains. Luckily, some easy drain and leaky faucet repair steps and plumbing upkeep can solve these issues.
Leaking faucets in the kitchen, laundry room, or bathroom sinks can be annoying with the constant drip, drip. Also, ignoring a leaky faucet or showerhead can increase your water bill and waste more water than you might think.
Faucet leaks are often due to a damaged washer beneath the faucet handle. Corrosion can also lead to leaks around your faucet handle (pooling around the fixture, on top of the sink).
Slow drains are generally caused by a buildup of crud (technical term) that can include: bits of food, sticky grease, hair, limescale from hard water, and more.
Slow drain prevention is actually the best cure for slow drains. Make sure all members of your family understand the need to keep drains clear by not allowing food, grease, and hair to go down. Use hair traps in the tub or shower drain and a trap in the kitchen as well, if possible.
Professional drain maintenance is another good step for slow drain prevention. Ideally, you should schedule a professional plumbing maintenance visit annually, for expert drain cleaning. This can prevent slow drains—and the pipe clogs or plumbing blockages that typically follow.
Slow drain repair and blocked drain repair. Slow drains are a sign that you should have your plumbing inspected. Our plumbers offer drain cleaning to help you avoid pipe damage or clogs. If a drain is blocked, Barbosa can quickly pinpoint the problem and clear your drain. We offer emergency plumbing services in the North Dallas area as well.
Faucets come in a wide variety of designs, so your leaky faucet repair may not follow the listed steps exactly. Here are the basic steps to fix your leaky faucet:
If your DIY drain clearing and leak repairing attempts are not successful—or if you’d simply rather save yourself the trouble and mess—Barbosa Plumbing & Air Conditioning is here for you!
Beyond leaks and slow drains, we also offer complete plumbing services, including plumbing installation, repair, and maintenance services. Thinking about a new kitchen faucet, for instance? Go pick it out—and Barbosa will install it! We are also on call for 24/7 North Dallas emergency plumbing repair.