Plumbing shouldn’t be a daily hassle for you. Some plumbing issues are so common you think that they’re normal, when they really aren’t. Plumbers can permanently fix the problems that you think are just a quirk of your home or your old plumbing system. That includes the most common plumbing issues in Castro Valley, CA.

1. Leaks and Issues from Old Plumbing Systems

Leaks are among the most common plumbing problems there are, simply because there is an opportunity for them at every pipe connection, every bend, and every spot where a child hit the wall a little too hard. They’re a bit more common in Castro Valley because we have many homes that were built in the 1940’s and have old plumbing. Pipes degrade overtime, and leaks become more likely. While you likely get major leaks handled right away, you might be tempted to think a small leak is just condensation or a spill. But small leaks are liable to get worse, so reach out to your plumber if you notice the signs of a leak.

2. Water Heater Problems

Few people want to experience their life without a water heater. Hot showers, hot water from the tap, and a functioning dishwasher are more or less essential for modern life. However, water heaters tend to develop problems all the time, whether from poor installation, damage, age-related wear or other issues. Malfunctioning water heaters can also cost you in utilities or allow bacteria to grow in the tank (which you then expose yourself to anytime that you use the hot water.)

3. Clogs and Back-ups

Toilet clogs, water draining too slowly from your bathtub, or sink back-ups are all common issues we see in Castro Valley. The causes of clogs and back-ups range from serious sewer issues to pouring something you shouldn’t down the sink one time. They can also range in seriousness, from requiring a sewer replacement, to a quick once-over with a plumbing snake. Plumbers have the diagnostic tools, like sewer cameras, to understand what has gone wrong.

4. Sewer Problems

Castro Valley has many Eichler Mid-century modern homes which, while beautiful, get more than their fair share of slab leaks and sewer issues. The internal atrium that is characteristic of these homes tends to cause slab leaks which, in turn, can cause sewer issues.

5. Low Water Pressure

Sometimes, low water pressure issues develop so gradually that you don’t really notice them. Other times, you’re standing in the shower and the water pressure falls right off. What’s happening? Sometimes hard mineral build up on your fixtures will slow down water from the tap. Other times, an improper installation of a plumbing fixture or a clog could cause this issue instead.

These common plumbing issues may seem small but they can quickly get out of hand. It’s never good to leave something in your home in disrepair. There are many common plumbing problems that other plumbers won’t handle, but we pride ourselves on offering these services. Contact us.