Let’s be honest, here: having plumbing problems can be a very stressful thing, because they come with a whole host of other complications. Have a leak in your pipes?
As if that wasn’t bad enough, it opens your home to possible water damage, rotting, and mold growth. You’ll obviously try to repair it as fast and as best as you can, but if what you do doesn’t work, it can add to your frustration.
Luckily, you have us on your side. As your plumbing company, we’ll make sure to work with you to fix your problems in a prompt and low-stress way.
We’ve even made a list here of a few common plumbing problems and what to expect, so you can rest easy. Look through our list of services and above all, relax. We’ve got your back.
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What is a drain leak? It’s when water seeps down into the material surrounding the bathtub or shower drain, instead of going down the drain itself. This can happen with fiberglass or plastic tubs, because when these materials are stood on it can cause the seal around the drain to crack and break.
Why should these leaks be taken care of right away? If they aren’t, they can cause rotting of floor joists under them, or spread down to a ceiling below them if they’re on a second floor.
So, what are some methods that we use to find them, and to take care of them to prevent more damage? Read on.
If there’s an access panel underneath your tub or shower, we can plug the drain with a test plug and watch for leaks by opening this panel up and looking inside. If we don’t have that option, there’s another way we can find out. We’ll simply add enough water to form a puddle around the tub or shower drain, then plug the drain with a test plug. If the puddle shrinks in size, that means your drain is definitely leaking and needs to be fixed.
If we’re repairing a tub drain, we’ll need to first unscrew the drain flange. The flange will need to be cleaned, and then have silicone caulk applied to it. The tub will also need a new rubber gasket, similar in make and size to its old one. That will be put into the proper place and then the drain flange will be screwed into it.
If it’s a shower drain, that might be a little trickier. It depends on if we have access to it from below or not. If we do, we can try tightening the ring nut that’s used to connect the shower pan to the drain, or replace the drain assembly entirely. If you don’t have access to your shower from below, a hole might need to be cut in your ceiling before we try those methods, so we can get to the source of the problem. Another way to solve this problem is by installing a Wing Tite drain.
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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