The top 8 most common plumbing problems

Research shows that homeowners, on average, will call a plumber once every three years. To some this may seem like a lot, but to others, depending on the age of their home, this might sound low because they have a plumber out a couple times a year.


There are many different types of plumbing problems. We are often asked by our customers “is my plumbing issue common?” When it comes to plumbing, we at Cass Plumbing have seen it all, from big jobs to small.  We have generated a list of what our technicians most commonly see in the homes of the Tampa Bay customers that we service on a daily basis.

1. Dripping FaucetsDripping Faucet
Let’s face it, we’ve all had a dripping faucet in our home and have probably ignored it for a while! That dripping faucet not only wastes water, it wastes money on your water bill. Did you know that 1 small drip from a faucet from 3 drops a minute adds up to 157 gallons of water a year. Drips add up. The sooner you call Cass Plumbing to fix that leaky faucet the quicker you’ll start saving money.

2. Leaky Pipes
While we tend to see more leaking pipes during the cooler months in the winter, it’s also very common year-round! Mostleaky pipes pipes will begin to leak near the joints, so keep an eye out for wet spots on the ground or ceiling. Water damage to your home can be quite costly, so leaky pipes are a necessity to fix as soon as you see the leak. Even a small slow leak, address the issue immediately because it will only get worse over time and could end up costing you thousands of dollars inwater damage.

3. Running Toiletsrunning toilet
Did you know that a running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons per day? That’s a lot of waisted water and can add up to a very large water bill at the end of the month. If you have a toilet running call Cass Plumbing right away. It could end up being a really quick, cheap fix that ends up saving you a lot of money.

4. Low Water Pressure
A lot of older homes in the Tampa Bay region will experience low water pressure. There are many different reasons that cause low water pressure. It could be a hidden leak in your plumbing line or something as simple as replacing an old showerhead. If you notice low water pressure in your Tampa Bay home call Cass Plumbing right away.

5. Leaking Hose Bibb
A leaking hose bibb is very common in the Tampa Bay region. When there are shifts in the temperature from the extreme heat in the summer to the cooler months in the winter materials expand and contract. Often, when metals expand and contract it caused leaks in the plumbing.

6. Slow Or Clogged Drainsclogged drains
We at Cass Plumbing warn our Tampa Bay customers to stay away from any type of over-the-counter drain cleaner! Instead, give us a call to clear the slow or clogged drain line. At Cass Plumbing we have the ability provide complete video pipe inspection on your plumbing line. We can tell you exactly what is causing clogged drain and get to the root of the issue.

7. Sump Pump Failure
Sump pump failure is a very common problem in Tampa bay when there is a prolonged period of heavy rains.

8. Water Heaters going outRelated image
You probably know this feeling, you wake up in the morning and step into the shower to feel cold water on your body, it’s the worst feeling! The average life of a water heater can be anywhere from 8 to 15 years depending on the brand and how well it has been maintained. If your water heater starts to act up, call Cass Plumbing right away. Like most plumbing issues, the quicker you address it the cheaper it may end up costing.

To fix your leaky faucets, clogged drains, water heaters or any other plumbing issue in the Tampa Bay region, give Cass Plumbing a call today. At Cass Plumbing, we’re always here to provide the Tampa Bay region with award winning plumbing service!

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