Most people don’t think about their plumbing, because it’s not a high priority in everyday life. And yet, our lives are greatly affected by indoor plumbing. It’s cut down on disease and allowed us to cook, bathe, and enjoy living in our homes. So when you experience a plumbing issue, it’s natural to want it fixed efficiently and without costing too much. And when you’ve moved into a new space but an older home, getting a plumber in Northridge, CA to look at the pipes can help you save money and a disaster later.

Mineral Build-Up

Over time debris, sand, and sediment can build up inside of your pipes. This mineral build-up will obstruct the flow of water to your faucets, and cause low water pressure. An excellent plumber can replace the pipe with the excessive buildup, or give you an estimate for a total system overhaul. Either way, once you have a mineral build-up problem, it only gets worse. If you are experiencing weak flows of water to certain faucets, call a plumber to find out if you have mineral build up in your pipes.

Old Plumbing

If you live in an older structure, the plumbing may be original. If so, be sure to get it checked by a qualified plumber as often as possible. Older plumbing is more prone to breaking, which will lead to leaks. These leaks can also lead to other problems if the water begins to pool underneath floorboards and in between walls.

Leaky Toilets

A leaky toilet, or any leaky faucet or spigot for that matter, will cause water flow problems to other faucets. If you start to notice low water pressure, then call a plumber to check the toilet and the valves.

Outdoor Plumbing Issues

Sometimes homeowners don’t know what the problem is at first, but they may hear leaking noises or notice that their water flow is weak. It’s only after a while that they think to check outside because most of the time when there’s an issue with the plumbing it’s indoors. So if you’ve been doing yard work outside, check if any hoses or other spigots are still open, or even loose.


Loose Taps

A loose tap is noticeable by its classic telltale sign: an endless dripping sound. A plumber can come in and fix those taps for you in hardly any time at all, so you can stop wasting water and start saving money.

Things That Should Never Be Put Down A Bathroom Drain or Toilet

There are just some things that you should never put down any drain. Here are some of them:

  • Medications
  • Sanitary napkins, diapers, or contraceptives
  • Flushable kitty litter, dog poop bags, or wet wipes for human use (even if the packaging says that it’s flushable)
  • Baby wipes
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Any animal bones, even if small
  • Fruit pits
  • Grease, fat, and oils
  • Produce stickers
  • Household cleaners or fluids
  • Paints or other flammable fluids
  • Paper towels
  • Cotton balls
  • Any solid objects, even if made of organic materials
  • Fruit or vegetable peels
  • Clumps of hair

It’s worth repeating that anything that says “flushable” on the packaging is probably not. Dispose of it in a trash bin or in a baggy. Also, be sure to teach young children about the dangers of throwing toys or other solid objects down drains. Young children should also be taught that excessive paper in the toilet can cause a clog. Monitoring children as they master potty-training skills can limit issues with toilets.

If you are having plumbing issues in Northridge, CA, you are probably overwhelmed with the number of choices that you have found online. They all say they are the best, but how do you know which one to choose? LeadingEdge Plumbing has been in business for 15 years and offers the latest in plumbing technology. Our plumbers are fully licensed and are experienced in dealing with every kind of plumbing problem. We are bonded and insured, and we have many recommendations from our satisfied customers. Part of our comprehensive range of services in Northridge, California include:

Typical Plumbing Issues

Problems with your household plumbing can be very disruptive to your daily routine. A stopped-up sink can mean piles of dirty dishes, a cold shower can ruin your day and a non-working commode can make your domicile unlivable. A good plumber can fix those problems quickly and efficiently, so you and your family can get back to your routine.

Clogged Drains

If you have a clogged drain, our plumbers can locate the root of the problem and get your pipes running smoothly. If we cannot find the clog right away, we can use our state-of-the-art cameras to inspect the pipes and find the source of the clog. We use several different methods for cleaning your drain, depending on the nature of the problem.

Cable Machines

There are two different kinds of cables used by plumbers: traditional drum machines and sectional cables.

Drum machines are comprised of a single long cable, which is contained in a single drum. They are quite large and resemble a giant spool of thread. They are better for simple jobs because they can be transported in one trip and inserted into a drain right away and can be withdrawn quickly. Drum machines let the plumber get the job done quickly and efficiently. However, there are some jobs that are too intrinsic for a drum machine.

A sectional system uses various sections of cable that vary in length. They can be anywhere from 7 to 14 feet long. The cables are normally coupled together and then fed down a pipe that has a clog in it. The cables clean the pipe as they spin.

Because they are small and there are many of them, sectional cables are easier to replace if they break. Although they take a longer time to assemble, they actually clean at a higher rate of speed. A plumber turns on a sectional machine with a clutch that is hand operated. The clutch is attached to a set of jaws that clamp onto a cable. This creates a fast rotation for cleaning out pipes. The rotation stops the minute the clamp is released, giving the plumber complete control.

Hydro Jetting

If you have a great deal of grease or a build-up of sedimentary debris in your pipes, our plumber may recommend hydro-jetting. This process uses a high-powered stream of water to clean your pipes. It is more efficient and faster than rodding which used a tool to make a hole through all of the build-ups in the pipe.

Picote Maxi-Miller Sanding Tool

When a pipe needs major descaling, we use this advanced cleaning system which uses custom accessories that can be used for cutting, grinding or cleaning. In addition to being a great way to clean pipes, a sanding tool can help a plumber make your pipes fit together.

Water Heater

Nothing is worse than getting in the shower in the morning and finding out that you have no hot water. There are several different reasons a water heater might stop working. The first and most obvious one is that the burner in your tank has malfunctioned. You may need the burner replaced, but there is also a very good chance you need a new water heater. If you hear strange noises every time you turn on the faucet, there is likely a build-up of sediment and debris in your water heater that a plumber will need to cleanout.

If there are any leaks around your water tank, it is a good idea to call us right away. Your water heater may be over-pressurized, and this can cause it to explode, which can result in a major flood.

Our professional plumbers are well versed in repairing and replacing every kind of heater whether it is gas, electric, or a boiler. We also work with instant hot water systems.

Sewer Line Repair

If you have experienced slow or backed up drains, or if there is an unpleasant smell coming from your backyard, you may need sewer line repair or even replacement. Sewer damage is one of the more complicated problems for plumbers.

There are several factors that may cause sewer damage, and one of the most common is tree roots growing into the lines.  Whenever a tree grows taller, its roots grow deeper into the ground. Large roots can puncture pipes causing leaks and even stopping the flow of water. Corrosion can also cause pipes to leak or break. Too much water pressure can cause pipes to crack. An over-pressurized hot water heater can wear down the walls of sewer pipes.

No one wants to think about having their sewer lines replaced. It can be time-consuming, expensive, and messy. However, modern technology has enabled plumbers to replace pipes much more quickly and with less damage to your property. Traditional pipe replacement used to involve digging a trench in your backyard. Fortunately, we now use a method of pipe bursting that allows us to replace your pipes with a minimum amount of digging

Our plumbers are well versed in every kind of emergency. We are available 24 hours a day to take care of all your plumbing needs. If you are like most people, you don’t worry about your pipes until something goes wrong. We can get everything working, so you can go back to concentrating on what’s important to you.

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