7 Common Plumbing Problems in AZ

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  1. Leaking Pipes

Leaking pipes are common in Arizona. Most homes have copper slab piping, installed directly in the native soil which is full of sharp rocks. If a leaking pipe goes unfixed, it can cause high water bills and damage to your home. Uncovered damage to your home can happen as well and insurance may not cover leaks that could have been prevented or caught before they became worse.

  1. No Hot Water

Arizona has hard water (water with a high amount of minerals). Overtime those minerals stick to the inside of the water heater tank, creating a thick layer of sediment. This will cause the water heater stop working properly, decreasing the efficiency of your water heater.

  1. Washing Machine Hose Breakage

Washing machine hoses can break due to the dryness of Arizona. A broken hose can cause it to rupture. Most rubber washing machine hoses only carry a two year warranty while most stainless steel braided hoses carry five or more years.


  1. Clogged Drains

A clogged drain causes huge problems for your home’s plumbing. From sewage backing up to leaking into the foundation.


  1. Dripping Faucets

Leaking faucets can cost you a lot of money if not fixed. Just one leaking faucet can increase your water bill up to 10%!


  1. Running Toilets

When you hear the recurrent sound of water filling up the toilet, you know you have an issue. You may also be able to see a leak, it will be a small trickle of water from the rim to the water in the bowl. If this goes unfixed by a professional plumber, a running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons per day.


  1. Broken Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposal issues are common. Many people are not aware of what they can and cannot put in their disposal. A few foods you should avoid putting through your garbage disposal are carrots, celery, bones, coffee grounds, rice, eggshells and pasta. The key to any garbage disposal is more water than scraps.