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Common bathroom plumbing problems and what to do about them

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As every homeowner knows, taking care of a home can sometimes turn into a major headache. On top of your home maintenance checklist, there’s also the random problems that pop up. In fact, most homeowners will face these common bathroom plumbing problems at some point or another—they’re almost inevitable.

Here’s the good news: you’re not alone. The plumbers at Reimer are here to help, with our friendly, Day or Night service. If you need plumbing assistance here in Buffalo and Western New York, give us a call today!


One of the most common plumbing calls we get is for toilet repair. Here are the some of the common issues homeowners face with their toilets, and why you should call Reimer for help with your common bathroom plumbing problems:

Clogged toilet

A clogged toilet isn’t a fun situation. If you have a clog that your plunger can’t solve, you might need the help of one of our plumbers. We have the right experience and equipment to clear even the most stubborn of clogs.

Tank not filling

Every toilet uses a relatively simple mechanism to flush and refill the water in the bowl from the tank. However, it is possible for toilets to “break.” Most of the time, this is a problem with the float or chain, which prevents the bowl from filling properly or keeps the toilet “running” constantly. In either case, call your friends at Reimer, and we’ll get your toilet working right again. We can also help you adjust the water level.

Showers & Bathtubs

It’s not called the “bathroom” for nothing. Your shower and bathtub are an essential part of your everyday life. If you’re running into problems with either, now’s the time to call in the professionals at Reimer. We offer expert repair services right here in Buffalo and Western New York.

No hot water

Few things are worse than waiting for your shower water to heat up and then being hit by the dawning realization that you’ll be taking a cold shower. Most of the time, this is because of a problem with your home’s water heater. As water heaters age, their total hot water capacity can be compromised. For large families, this means that hot water runs out more often, leaving the last person to take a shower with a cold awakening.

If you need to upgrade to a new water heater, talk to the plumbers here at Reimer. We install a wide variety of water heaters, perfect for any size of residence here in Buffalo. You may also want to consider upgrading to a tankless water heater. These energy-efficient, wall-mounted water heaters can provide you and your family with a continuous supply of hot water. That means no more cold showers.

Clogged drains

A clogged shower drain can put a serious roadblock in your morning routine. Unlike kitchen sinks, where food waste can form powerful clogs, most clogs in shower drains are caused by the accumulation of (gross!) human hair.

However, such clogs can be more complex and deep into the drain than you might think. Before you try DIY methods or resort to using harsh, storebought drain cleaners, call our team here at Reimer. Not only are our plumbers clog-clearing experts, but we also have the specialized tools to clear a vast majority of clogs without the need for chemicals.

Sinks & Faucets

Whether it’s the constant drip-drip-drip that keeps you up at night or a particularly stubborn clog, problems with your bathroom sink can be frustrating for homeowners. Here are just a few of the most common bathroom plumbing problems most homeowners face.

Low / high water pressure

One thing we hear frequently from homeowners is that they don’t like the water pressure at their sink or in their shower. Most of the time, this is due to the water pressure being too low. This can be caused by a number of things. First, our plumbers will want to rule out anything to do with the faucet or showerhead itself. This could include a clogged aerator or a clog in the faucet infrastructure. After doing that, the next step might be to contact the local water department and find out what the pressure of water is at the street connection. It may be possible to modify that water pressure.

There’s a happy medium here: too high of water pressure can put additional stress on your home’s pipes and fixtures. Our plumbers deal with high water pressure by installing a regulator that reduces the water pressure throughout your home.

Other issues

Sink drains are susceptible to the same kind of problems that shower drains are. In many cases, the best way forward is calling our team for our professional drain cleaning services. We also handle faucet and fixture repair. A dripping faucet may not seem like a big deal, but—left alone for enough time—it can lead to a major spike in your water bills (and, not to mention, a major waste of water!). Our plumbers can even tackle relatively complex projects, such as moving existing pipes or installing new pipes.

Call Reimer for Day or Night emergency plumbing repair here in Buffalo

At Reimer, we’re proud to be your locally trusted source for expert plumbing services, right when you need them. We get it: when faced with common bathroom plumbing problems, you often can’t just “wait” around for them to get fixed. That’s why we offer Day or Night emergency service. For fast help that you can rely on, contact our team today. Or, give us a call at (716) 694-8524.

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