4 Major Reasons Your Plumbing Has Started Leaking

Look closely at the areas around your sink and kitchen and bathroom fixtures. If there is too much water there, then it might be a sign that you’re plumbing has started leaking. These leaks might not seem like a big deal at first, but if you let them go unaddressed for too long, they can cause enormous problems for you, your family, and your home.

Your Drains Are Blocked

Do you take good care of your drains? Whenever you find a slow-running drain, whether it&r...

Preventing Flood Damage from Plumbing System Failu
A cracked or damaged pipe, water leak, or any other plumbing system malfunction can be extremely costly if not taken care of in a timely manner. As soon as you notice any type of damage or system failure, call in the experts at Master Plumbing right away! Even small amounts of water can cause lots of damage to your home. In fact, studies show that the majority of water-related insurance claims were related to drain malfunction or pipe failure. Here are some ways you can mitigate some o...
3 Reasons to Treat Your Plumbing Better This Summe
Summer should be a time of relaxation and fun. But you can’t have very much fun if your house is constantly flooding due to some faulty plumbing. Here are a few reasons why you should take better care of your home’s plumbing this summer.

Reliability

No one wants to deal with a clogged drain or a backed-up toilet. Nothing in your home should go haywire due to neglect, so maintenance is key. When you have your plumbing inspected and repaired on a regular basis, you can ...
How to Know When It's Time to Call a Professional
It’s great that you’re probably handy around the house, but there are some tasks that might be better left for the professionals. This is especially true for plumbing work. Sometimes even our best efforts aren’t enough to get the job done, or we end up making a bad situation worse with our own remedies. Homeowners don’t always have the proper training or access to the right set of tools to get the job done right and efficiently. Here are some signs to help you know when y...
What to Do When Your Sink is Blocked
A backed up, blocked sink is no fun. Whether you have just one kitchen sink or multiple ones for different tasks, here’s what you should do when you realize your sink is blocked. Get Rid of the Standing Water First of all, you’ll want to flush the water away. If water stands in your clogged sink for too long, it can quickly become disgusting. You’ve seen the puddles of water outside that have become a hot tub for mosquitoes, right? Don’t let the same thing happen ...
Preventing Issues in Your Home's Plumbing
Preventative maintenance is the key to avoiding many of the more common plumbing issues that you may come across in your home. Some homeowners think that plumbing maintenance is tedious or just another extra expense. However, almost every homeowner with a plumbing problem wouldn’t agree with that! By spending a little money throughout the year on preventative maintenance, you can avoid costly repairs and replacements later on down the line. What steps can you take to avoid the dreaded...
Why Your Water Smells Strange
Whenever we pour some water from the sink tap, we expect it to taste clean and cool. Even in the winter, it’s important to stay hydrated. But if you’re worried about the taste of your tap water, you usually compensate by getting a filtration system. Does It Smell Like Metal How often do you think about iron, zinc, or manganese? These metals are also mineral supplements that you might need in your body. But these metals can also leach into the water due to aging pipes or water heat...
Do You Need To Deal with Burst Pipes in Your Home
At some point, you may find that a pipe in your home has burst. If this happens in your basement laundry room, it can flood the entire basement. You don’t want to have to deal with water damage and its aftereffects, such as rampant mold growth. Here’s how to deal with burst pipes. What to Do First The first thing to do is to not panic. Panicking won’t help you fix broken pipes, and it won’t help you remedy the situation. Find the shutoff valve for your home’s...
Ways to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

We often take our indoor plumbing for granted until something happens to it. Here are some easy ways to prevent water damage in your home due to faulty plumbing or fixtures.

Replace Your Washing Machine

Eventually, your washer and dryer will stop working. Then you’ll have to resort to going to a friend’s house or visiting a nearby family member to get some laundry done. If you don’t want to deal with this, then replace your washing machine. That way, yo...

Common Toilet Issues
Nothing is more annoying than a toilet that won’t stop running. Or it gets blocked and floods every time the flusher malfunctions. Here are some frequent toilet issues that you can try fixing by yourself.

Flushing

When a toilet is operating normally, a single push of the flusher will carry away all the contents of the bowl. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Toilets that seem to be running by themselves are due to ghost flushing, or phantom flushes. This means...