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Your home’s plumbing system is important. When your toilet overflows and your sink backs up, you need help, and fast. That’s when it’s time to call My Buddy The Plumber Heating & Air.

No problem is too big or small — our team is your solution. When you have an active leak, a growing puddle or even a drip, get in touch with us for a fast resolution.

Don’t Let a Plumbing Problem Ruin Your Day

If your pipes don’t work, it affects your entire day. When your toilet backs up while you’re getting ready for an important meeting, your stress levels go up. Take a step back and remember you have My Buddy The Plumber Heating & Air on call.

We come to your aid in a hurry, resolving all plumbing issues in a jiffy. Whether we need to replace broken pipes, re-line pipes or clear blockages with high-powered equipment, or unclog stubborn drains, you just need to call!

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St. George’s Full-Service Plumber

The main benefit to working with My Buddy the Plumber is that we’re a full-service contractor. If you need your bathroom plumbing reconfigured during a renovation, we can help. Or you might need help with a major sewer line problem. Or maybe you just need a washer replaced on your kitchen faucet. Whatever you need, we can help.

Don’t Want to DIY Your Plumbing? You Don’t Have To.

Your local hardware store might have a DIY plumbing section, but if handling plumbing issues on your own isn’t your thing, we’re here for you. Plumbing may seem simple, until you start the project. Then you might be wondering what you got yourself into!

No worries — My Buddy the Plumber Heating & Air is here to help you with clogs and other plumbing problems. You don’t have to do it all yourself. Dripping faucets or rusty water — we diagnose and repair all possible plumbing issues.

When You Need Us

We are on call day and night, your main defense against water damage. How many times have you called a plumbing contractor, only to get their voicemail? At My Buddy the Plumber Heating & Air, we’re available to respond to emergencies. We’re here when you need us.

Minor Vs Major Plumbing Problems

Minor Plumbing Problems:

If you’ve lived in a place long enough, then you’re bound to have faced some plumbing problems. Plumbing problems, while not extremely common, do happen regularly and are something you should be prepared for. Some of the more common plumbing problems you may face include:

  • Dripping faucets
  • Clogged drains
  • Clogged toilets
  • Leaking pipes

If your home does suddenly have a plumbing problem, then you should hope that it’s only a minor one. When it comes to home repairs, minor is always better than major. Minor repairs are easier to fix and less expensive. The plumbing problems listed above would most likely fall under the minor category. If these problems are found and fixed quickly, then they should be fairly inexpensive and not particularly difficult to fix. If these problems are left alone and not repaired, this can lead to other damages and could potentially become a major problem, requiring closer attention and more money. 

You can fix many minor plumbing problems by yourself. There are lots of video tutorials and articles on how to fix a leaky pipe or a dripping faucet or any other issue. Some of the fixes you are able to do yourself, like taping a leak, may someday require a more professional touch, but for now should do the job just fine. 

Here is a closer look at the minor plumbing problems mentioned above.

Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets are more annoying than anything else. The sound of occasionally dripping water can wreak havoc on anybody’s senses. Dripping faucets aren’t only annoying, but they also waste water. One dripping faucet can waste hundreds of gallons of water per year, driving up your water bill and harming the environment. For your own sanity and for the environment, you will want to fix this problem quickly. Luckily, dripping faucets should be an easy fix. You can likely fix the faucet simply by replacing the handle. You can purchase a new faucet handle at your local hardware store and it shouldn’t be very expensive. 

Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are also annoying. If your drain is clogged then it can’t be used, which interrupts your daily life and causes unneeded stress. Depending on what is clogging your drain, you should be able to clear the drain yourself. There are different ways to do so, including using a plunger, using a drain snake, or pouring drain clearing solution down the drain and waiting for it to work its magic. If these methods don’t work, that may be a sign of an underlying problem or a difficult clog. In this case, once you’ve tried everything you know of, you may need to call a plumber. 

Clogged Toilets 

Clogged toilets are nasty, and what causes them are even nastier. Having a toilet that’s clogged is just another annoying plumbing problem that needs to be addressed. You’ll have some incentive to take care of this one, since you won’t be able to use the toilet until it is functioning again. To unclog a toilet, the most common method is to use a plunger. If you don’t own a plunger or it isn’t working, there are other methods as well. Once such method is pouring a bucket of water down the toilet quickly and waiting for it to flush.

Leaking Pipes 

Leaking pipes can be fixed temporarily by using pipe putty or tape, but a more permanent fix should be made to prevent more leaking. Depending on the size of the leak and the location, replacing the pipe is either pretty easy or a little difficult. If your pipes are easy to get to, then the repair will be easier. If you are comfortable replacing a pipe and know how to do it correctly, then this repair can be done by simply buying parts at a hardware store. If you don’t know anything about pipes or don’t want to risk making a mistake that could lead to unpleasant consequences, then you should call a plumber. 

Major Plumbing Problems:

If your plumbing does have a major problem, then you should definitely get it fixed as soon as possible. The longer you wait to fix a problem, the more issues will arise and the more uncomfortable you may be. For example, if your water heater breaks, you will be forced to take cold showers until it is fixed. While this one shouldn’t lead to other major problems, you will be uncomfortable and will probably want that taken care of as soon as possible. Some examples of  major plumbing problems include the following:

  • Burst pipe
  • Broken water heater
  • Tree roots
  • Corroded or broken pipes

Any of these issues and others can be scary. Having a pipe burst is a dramatic event that can cause a lot of damage to floorboards, cupboards, and appliances, not to mention other pipes. 

Here is a closer look at the major plumbing problems mentioned above.

Burst Pipe

Burst pipes can cause a lot of damage. If found and taken care of quickly, then that damage can be minimized. If a burst pipe is left to flow, then you may end up with a costly repair and very wet belongings. You can fix a burst pipe yourself if you have the tools and the know-how, but it is a complicated process that may be best left to the professionals. 

Broken Water Heater

If your water heater breaks, then you are in for some cold mornings. Most everyone wants a hot shower in the morning or the evening and a broken water heater will ruin those plans. Depending on what is actually wrong with your water heater, you may be able to fix it yourself. However, water heaters are complicated and most people don’t even know what they are looking at. If this sounds like you, then you will probably end up calling a plumber to restore your hot showers. 

Tree Roots

Tree roots can grow into or over underground pipes, damaging them greatly. This will probably require a very major repair and a lot of digging in your yard. These repairs can be very costly, as you will need to replace pipes and landscaping. Finding a plumbing company that excels in tree root damage repair is probably your best bet. 

Corroded Or Broken Pipes

Metal pipes become corroded when minerals from the water build up inside. Corroded pipes can lead to leaks and other problems and will need to be replaced. Broken pipes will also need to be replaced, or at least temporarily repaired. 

If you have a plumbing problem, then the first step is to diagnose the problem and find out exactly where it’s coming from. Once you know that, you can determine the best way to fix the problem and whether or not you will need to hire a professional. If you try to make a plumbing repair yourself and make a mistake, then that can lead to more damages and more expenses, so consider carefully before deciding to forego the expert.