Plumbing Atlanta issues like clogged sinks and drains can affect your ability to take a shower, flush the toilet, or even wash your hands. And plumbing problems never seem to fall in the middle: They are either simple and inexpensive to fix, or they’re complex and can cost as much as a weekend getaway. However, even if your plumbing was installed by the best professionals, everyday wear and tear, along with unwitting mistakes (like pouring oil and grease down the drain) can cause plumbing problems over time.

● Shower Leak

Are you noticing water on the floor after you shower? Or is water constantly on the floor even if no one has showered in that bathroom recently? This problem is usually indicative of a failing or faulty shower cartridge located in the valve, or even a faulty shower valve all together. However, the second type of shower leak we see occurs when water begins to saturate the wall behind the shower or even the ceiling below, when dealing with an upstairs bathroom. If the water is leaking directly under or behind the shower/tub even when it’s not in use then you may have a leak behind the wall.

How to fix: Depending on the problem, your commercial plumber Atlanta will need to remove the existing cartridge and install a new one or your showerhead may need to be replaced or resealed. If you’re noticing water in the shower basin area, the plumber would need to perform a diagnostic to determine the location of the leak.

● Problem: Clogged Drain

Hair, food, grease, and toothpaste is getting caught in drain pipes and restricting the flow. The plumber needs to determine if the clog is happening with all of the drains or if it’s just one toilet or fixture that is not draining.

How to fix: Drain needs to be cleared, and this is done using a snake. Depending on the location or severity of the clog, a powered drain snake might need to be used. And then, your plumber in Atlanta will use a camera to inspect the line to ensure that there is no buildup to cause future clogging.

● Problem: Low-Pressure Water

Before you call a plumber, See if both hot and cold have low water pressure, since this information will help your plumber understand the scope of the problem. It could be as simple as a shutoff is closed and needs to be opened. Or it could be a major problem, like your home is old and galvanized water lines need to be replaced. In any event, low water pressure issues will only get worse over time and could make taking a shower, watering the lawn, or even doing the dishes more difficult. If the whole home is experiencing low water pressure, it could indicate an issue with the pressure-reducing valve, well pump, water filtration system, or the water service line. The symptom of low water pressure should be repaired quickly, as you could be losing hundreds to thousands of gallons of water per day if you’ve noticed a dramatic reduction in pressure throughout the home.

How to fix: If the whole home has low water pressure, you may need to adjust or replace your pressure reducing valve. If the low pressure is caused by a large leak in the water service line, the leaking section of pipe will need to be replaced.

● Problem: Running toilet

Besides being annoying to hear in the middle of the night, this is wasting a significant amount of water, and will certainly raise your water bill.

How to fix: Most running toilets can be resolved by replacing the internal parts within the tank, or simply adjusting the length of the chain attached to the flapper, If a replacement in internal parts is needed, these parts include a flush valve, fill valve, gasket, nuts, bolts, and washers.


It’s important to ensure you don’t have any plumbing issues when remodeling your bathroom or renovating your kitchen. And that’s also why it’s crucial to avoid hiring bad plumbers who can actually be the source of your plumbing problems. You should hire a good plumber who can install plumbing fixtures, such as bathtubs and toilets, and appliances, such as dishwashers and water heaters. They clean drains, remove obstructions, and repair or replace broken pipes and fixtures.