Hello, Covington! I’m Rob Mitchell, the owner of All Star Plumbing. With my hands-on experience dealing with plumbing problems in Covington. I’ve seen everything from the mundane to the utterly bizarre.
In this blog post, I’m going to share with you some of the most frequent plumbing problems we encounter in Covington, Louisiana. My hope is that this knowledge will help you identify these issues early, or even prevent them entirely, saving you both time and money in the process.
1. Dripping Faucets
It’s a sound that can keep you up at night and is one of the most common issues we deal with. Often, the culprit is a worn-out washer. While it can be a relatively easy DIY fix for some, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you’re unsure—it’s better to fix it correctly than to risk causing further damage.
2. Slow or Blocked Drains
If you find that your sink or bathtub isn’t draining as quickly as it should or is blocked entirely, you’re likely dealing with a clog. While store-bought drain cleaners can help with minor blockages, they can also damage your pipes if overused. It’s often best to start with a plunger, or for more stubborn clogs, a plumber’s snake.
3. Leaking Pipes
This is an issue that should never be ignored, as it can lead to substantial water damage over time. Most often, we find leaks at the pipe joints. While temporary fixes with tape or fillers might stop the leak for a while, a permanent fix usually involves replacing the pipe or its fittings.
4. Running Toilets
A running toilet can quickly inflate your water bill, as it can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day! It’s usually caused by an issue with the flapper valve that controls the water from the tank to the bowl. But if the problem persists, you may need to check for silent leaks using a simple dye test.
5. Low Water Pressure
When the water pressure drops, and your shower turns into a trickle, it could be due to clogged pipes, a malfunctioning pressure regulator, or an issue with the city’s supply. Whatever the cause, we can help diagnose and fix it.
6. Water Heater Problems
A lack of hot water on a chilly Covington morning can be a rude awakening. Water heater problems can range from a simple pilot light outage to sediment build-up in the tank or a faulty thermostat. In worst-case scenarios, it could even be a leak.
7. Garbage Disposal Jams
We see a lot of misuse of garbage disposals. They are not designed to handle everything—fibrous or starchy items can easily jam the mechanism.
While we’ve discussed a few potential DIY solutions, if you’re ever in doubt, it’s best to call a professional. It’s always safer and potentially cheaper in the long run to avoid causing more damage.
Here at All Star Plumbing, we’re committed to keeping the plumbing in Covington running smoothly. If you ever need help—from a small faucet leak to a significant pipe problem, or even if you just need advice—please give us a call at (xxx) xxx-xxxx. We’re always here to assist you.
Stay safe, Covington, and remember, with All Star Plumbing, you’re in the hands of professionals. We’re looking forward to helping you with all your plumbing needs!
Rob Mitchell Owner, All Star Plumbing