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The Most Common Big Bear City Bathroom Plumbing Issues

Bear Valley Plumbing & Heating


The bathroom in your home should be a relaxing place where you can complete your morning routine in peace. However, all too often, your Big Bear City bathroom does not function the way it should. Most of the time, the cause of these malfunctions is your bathroom plumbing.

When plumbing fixtures start to fail, pipes begin to decay and your drains are no longer draining, the only thing you can do is hire a professional plumber to address these plumbing issues.

Here are the most common big bear city bathroom plumbing issues.

Leaking Taps

It is super easy to turn off your bathroom shower, and walk away without noticing the dripping water never seems to cease.  You might even notice the small leak, but walk away with it because it seems so insignificant.  However, leaks can transfer into other major bathroom plumbing issues including:

  • Higher utility or water bills
  • Damage to your shower or bathtub
  • Sign of a bigger piping issue

Most of the time a leaking pipe is the sign of a worn washer or inefficient sealant but sometimes it can be the sign of a larger piping issue. You should have a professional Big Bear City plumber inspect your bathroom’s plumbing for any signs of leaking taps.

Clogged Drains

Found most commonly in the bathroom and kitchen sink, clogged drains can cause major damages to your entire plumbing system and the structure of your home. A drain is specifically designed to allow water to follow through and to keep larger items out. However, it doesn’t always work this way.

Here are some signs that your bathroom drain might be clogged:

  • Slow draining water in tub or sink
  • Weird smell coming from your pipes
  • Strange gurgling noises when the water drains

Backed Up Toilets/Sewage

Very similar to a clogged drain, a backed up toilet can completely destroy the way your bathroom functions. Most of the time a simple plunger can fix any sewage backup in your toilet, but sometimes the problem runs deeper within your plumbing system. If you are having trouble with your toilet it might be because:

  • The toilet is old or broken
  • Your septic tank is full
  • Your backflow preventers are malfunctioning
  • You might have a clog in your sewage pipes

Water Heater Issues

While your hot water heater is not located in your bathroom, it still plays a major part in the functionality of the room. When you do not have hot water flowing to your bathroom, there might be a major issue with your hot water heater.

It is important that you visual inspect your water heater for any signs of visual damage or a pilot light that has gone out. If everything looks great, and you are still having issues, call a Big Bear City plumber immediately.

If you are looking for a Big Bear plumbing, heating & air conditioning contractor, please call (909) 584-4376 or complete our online request form.