Bud Matthews Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘bathroom plumbing’

Common Toilet Repair Problems

Monday, October 29th, 2018

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanThere are a number of important plumbing fixtures in your home that demand fast attention when something goes wrong with them. The bathroom toilet is probably the most prominent—when a toilet won’t work, or is leaking or overflowing, it’s something you’ll want to have repaired immediately. Unless the issue is a simple one (and we’ll look at some examples), you’ll need to call a plumber in Chapel Hill, NC to repair it. A professional plumber, not just a “handyman” who has a few different sizes of plungers and a hand-cranked drain snake. You can’t afford to take chances with this vital part of your home’s plumbing, so only work with a licensed plumber.

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Put in New Water-Saving Plumbing Fixtures for Your Home

Monday, February 19th, 2018

piggy-bank-dollarWe can all do our part to help the environment by cutting down on the amount of water we use in our homes. There are some simple ways to reduce your household water usage, such as taking shorter showers, only running the dishwasher on a full load, turning off the sink faucet when you’re brushing your teeth, etc. A professional plumber can also help you achieve marvels when it comes to saving water: whenever you have a leak of any type in your home, or notice a higher water bill than usual, call a licensed plumber to locate the leaks and seal them up. A single leaky pipe can waste thousands of gallons per year.

But today we want to focus on a few big, long-term water saving solutions: the professional installation of special water-smart appliances for your home.

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Why Won’t the Toilet Stop Running?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

toilet-with-button-flushAfter a toilet is flushed, which sends water from the tank down into the bowl, the tank starts to fill up once again with water coming from the fresh water feed line. Once the water reaches a set level in the tank, as detected by a float, the flow shuts off. You’ll be used to the sound: running water for around a minute or so after the flush.

But if you notice the water is continuing to run, there’s something wrong. You can try flushing the toilet again or jiggling with the handle; often times the problem won’t repeat. But if it does—or if this trouble persists—you have a running toilet that will need to be repaired. A toilet that runs longer than it should is a major water waster.

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Spring Plumbing Maintenance Ideas

Monday, May 29th, 2017

tulips-in-springWhat does “spring cleaning” mean to you? It covers a lot of parts of a home, from cleaning up porches, organizing the garage, or purging old files off the hard drive of a computer. You can make your plumbing system a part of your spring cleaning as well. If you’re already looking around your home for places to make improvements or check up on things like the AC and the ventilation system, then we recommend you take care of doing some check-up work on the plumbing. It’s much easier to do than you might think—especially when you have the assistance of our expert plumbers.

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What Should I Do about a Water Stain on the Ceiling?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

leak-from-a-pipeOne of the trickiest things about home plumbing is how difficult it is to notice problems like small pipe leaks because most of the plumbing is hidden from sight. You instead must rely on deduction, using smaller signs that your home is experiencing something like pipe leaks or slab leaks. When you have any doubt about the performance of your household plumbing system, then it’s time to contact our licensed plumbers to look into the matter.

There is one obvious warning sign of plumbing problems most people recognize: a large, spreading stain on the drywall of the ceiling. It’s unattractive, sure, but it may also be a major threat to the building material in the house, lead to the growth of mold and mildew, and waste significant amounts of water. In most cases with water stains on the ceiling, you’ll need to call for professional plumbing repairs in Durham, NC to fix the trouble.

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A Look at 5 Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

The bathroom is the spot in your home with the highest amount of plumbing: pipes, fixtures, appliances. It’s therefore the room where you are most likely to encounter plumbing issues that will need repairs. A few simple ones you can correct yourself, but most will require that you call on professional plumbers, like the ones we have on staff.

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Signs Your Toilet Needs Repairs

Monday, January 16th, 2017

You certainly don’t need us to tell you how important the toilet is in your household. It’s just about essential a plumbing fixture as there is! (Although you might be surprised to know just how much of your indoor water use is for the toilet: around 40% of the total.) When your toilet has repair issues, it’s vital that you contact only professional plumbers to fix it.

Unfortunately, people often don’t notice or ignore the signs that something is wrong with their toilet’s plumbing. We’ll run down a few warnings that you shouldn’t ignore. Simply give our plumbers a call for bathroom plumbing service; we offer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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Signs That You Should Replace Your Bathroom Toilet

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The bathroom is the room in the house that uses the most water, and the toilet is the appliance responsible for the biggest share of that water consumption. In fact, toilets can account for 40% of the water bills you pay every month. Obviously, this is one of the most vital plumbing installations for your home—and one that won’t last forever. An old toilet can start to create a variety of problems, and eventually you’ll need to call licensed plumbers who handle bathroom plumbing services to install a new one.

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