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Common Plumbing Problems Marshfield, Massachusetts

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Over time, use and age will wear on your plumbing system. As a result, plumbing problems ranging from minor clogs to pipe replacements are bound to occur. At Blue Bear Plumbing, we have the experience and tools necessary to tackle any of your plumbing needs. The following is a list of the most common plumbing problems that we experience on a regular basis.

Slow Draining

Are your drains running slower than usual? This symptom could be due to a variety of reasons, but the most common is a clog somewhere in your pipes. Hair, food, grease, and other types of debris particles can cause blockages that will prevent water from flowing freely. Depending on the severity of the clog, our technicians will recommend drain snaking or another tool to dislodge the clog.

Drain snaking is a process used for shallow clogs that can be removed with a hand-held drain snake. This piece of equipment is essentially a long, flexible, metal cable with an auger on one end and a handle on the other. One of our technicians will work this snake into your drain and remove the clog.

Recurring Clogs

Minor toilet clogs are normal, and can usually be solved quickly with a plunger. However, recurring clogs are usually a sign that something more serious is going on with your plumbing and needs professional attention. In many cases, this is due to a blockage or build-up in your pipelines that can be solved with a thorough cleaning.

Running Toilet

If your toilet won’t stop running, you’re not alone. This is one of the most common plumbing problems and is usually a quick fix. While it may be as simple as a faulty flapper valve, calling a professional to find the root of the problem is the safest bet. If ignored, a running toilet can result in 200 gallons of water lost each day, so acting quickly is the best way to save money and be mindful of the environment.

At Blue Bear Plumbing, each of our technicians is trained to accurately inspect all types of systems. If the running toilet is not due to a toilet malfunction, we have the equipment to look at your pipeline’s interior quickly and without any digging, so that we can identify any leaks or other causes for concern.

Low Water Pressure

Getting in the shower and finding yourself standing under just a trickle of water can be extremely irritating. Low water pressure is a common and unnerving problem but a quick visit from a professional will usually give you an accurate diagnosis and repair. In most cases, low water pressure is due to a clog or a leak somewhere in your line, and can be solved by a thorough cleaning.

If your low water pressure is due to a clog, our experts at Blue Bear Plumbing will most likely recommend snaking. Snaking is a fairly simple solution for minor, surface-level clogs. Our technician will use a snake to contact and dislodge the clog.

Low water pressure can also be an indication that there is an issue with your hot water heater. As Navien Certified professionals, we are extremely experienced in tankless water heater repair and maintenance. When conducting an inspection of your property, we will take a thorough look at your entire system in order to find the right solution for the job.

Hot Water Heater Problems

One of our areas of expertise are tankless water heaters. Navien tankless water heaters use a complicated system that requires a professional to get the job done right. With our experience and expertise, we understand the full spectrum of how to service, install, and properly maintain tankless water heaters.

With our Navien certifications, we are able to install and service tankless water heaters with ease. Since installing these systems can be difficult, it is best to look to the professionals at Blue Bear Plumbing to help you out. We’ll make sure that your system is running efficiently and meets you and your property’s needs.

When water heaters begin to malfunction or require service, the signs can be fairly obvious. Most notably, customer’s will begin to notice that there isn’t enough hot water, the water isn’t hot enough, or there is a lack of water pressure in your system. All of these are signs that your water heater system requires service.

Consequently, the best way to guarantee that there isn’t any lapse in your water heater’s performance is to perform regular maintenance. Whenever we install a tankless water heater system, we also like to have the opportunity to schedule follow-up routine maintenance in order to prevent any expensive repairs in the future.


Toilet backups are a major mess and something you want to take care of as soon as possible. Most backups are caused by a stubborn clog somewhere in your pipelines that needs to be dislodged. In many cases, this requires more than a plunger and is a good indicator that a call to Blue Bear Plumbing is in order. We will inspect your lines to find the root of the problem, and solve it so you are backup-free.

Leaking faucets

Dripping or leaking faucets may seem insignificant at first, but over time, they may lead to costly repairs in the future. Leaking faucets can also lead to higher water utility bills since the water can continue to drip, regardless of if it is being used or not.

Each of our technicians at Blue Bear Plumbing are trained in inspecting all types of faucets and systems. They will easily be able to tell if your leaky faucet is a simple repair such as a replacing a piece of equipment, or if it is something deeper in your lines. Whatever the case, you can rest assured that at the end of our visit, your faucet won’t be wasting anymore water.

Jammed Garbage Disposal

Many people are under the impression that anything can go down the garbage disposal. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. Hair, grease, oils, eggshells, and other material are not suitable to go down the disposal and can cause it to jam. Fortunately, Blue Bear Plumbing has tools such as snaking that will repair your disposal and get it back in working order.

In most jammed garbage disposal cases, we will recommend our drain snaking service. Drain snaking is a process used for shallow clogs that can be removed with a hand-held drain snake. This piece of equipment is essentially a long, flexible, metal cable with an auger on one end and a handle on the other. One of our technicians will work this snake into your drain and remove the clog.

Unexpected Repairs and Emergency Services

Although we may do our best to prevent any emergencies, sometimes unexpected repairs are unavoidable. If you have a plumbing or HVAC emergency, then call the experts at Blue Bear Plumbing to come and take a look. We are very proud to be a part of the community, so we want to make sure that we are available to help our neighbors as often as possible.

If you have an immediate plumbing emergency, your first goal should be to locate and turn off your water main valve. By turning off the water to your property, you will be able to mitigate any additional damage that the water may cause. Sometimes, if the plumbing water or waste reaches your property, you will have additional repairs that may need to fix the flooring or walls that were affected by the standing water.

After you have tuned off your water main, contact Blue Bear Plumbing as soon as possible. We will do our best to address any concerns that you may have while also offering suggestions on how to avoid the issue in the future.

Regularly Scheduled Maintenance in Marshfield, MA

Although many plumbing problems are common, many of them could be prevented by taking advantage of regularly scheduled maintenance with Blue Bear Plumbing. Business and homeowners alike rely on their plumbing every day. However, with such regular, and sometimes incorrect use, these systems can often be neglected for a long period of time. By taking advantage of our regular maintenance program we can catch any potential issues or concerns before they become a serious problem. This means that you will save time and money just by making sure that your system is running smoothly. Contact us today to schedule your routine maintenance.

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