Bathrooms are the most visited room in the house, and when they have a problem, it’s a problem. Any issues here can hike up your water bill and sometimes cause damage to your floors. Keep your bathroom plumbing in top shape and running smoothly with Essig in Kutztown. We handle everything from dripping faucets to mystery smells!

Dripping Faucets

A leaky faucet wastes tons of water and will continue until it gets fixed. It’s better than a leaky pipe, but still a problem. Luckily, dripping faucets are usually an easy, inexpensive fix for an experienced plumber. 

Clogged Drains

A slow-draining sink or bathtub can be a frustrating part of your day. Sometimes you can swing by a store to get some Drain-O or a snake for a DIY fix. However, if the clog persists or is accompanied by a suspiciously sewage-like smell, it’s time to call in a professional.

Clogged Toilets

An overflowing toilet can strike fear into the heart of even the most hardened individual. The last thing you want to deal with is wading through gross water while trying to save your floor and anything on it. The first thing to do is always turn off the water to your toilet! Then call the pros at Essig, and we’ll handle it for you. 

Running Toilets

Don’t you love it when you flush your toilet, and it runs and runs and runs? No? Neither do we! While this isn’t an emergency bathroom repair, it does need to be fixed. Without proper maintenance, a running toilet can become prone to clogs, leading to a much bigger headache. 

Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes are often more difficult to notice than other issues since they’re usually behind a wall or inside the sink’s cabinets. Leaks like this are a more severe bathroom plumbing issue since they can lead to structural damage or mold growth. If you notice a sudden spike in your water bill, it’s time to investigate. It’s always better to catch it sooner rather than later. 

Water Temperature Fluctuations

Sudden changes in water pressure might be solved by asking people not to flush the toilet when they’re in the shower. If that doesn’t do it, it might be related to your water heater’s pressure-balancing valve. The valve opens and closes depending on the water flow in your system. If the valve is broken, it can drop the water pressure and send either hot or cold water to your showerhead. 

Bad Water Pressure

Reasons for poor water pressure include simple problems like a partially closed shut-off valve or more severe issues like pipe corrosion or a water line break. If you don’t see anything glaringly obvious, you should have your bathroom plumbing inspected immediately. 

Stinky Drains

Having a weird smell wafting up from your drains is never a good sign. Even more so if it’s a floor drain that suddenly smells like sewage. That can indicate a sewage backup, and if you don’t do something about it quickly, it can turn into an emergency. 


Bathrooms have a lot of warm, moist air to handle. Without proper ventilation, those are the perfect conditions for mold to grow. Sometimes even regular cleaning isn’t enough to keep it at bay. Mold can trigger severe health issues, including allergic reactions, chronic lung diseases, and asthmatic flares. 

At Essig, we’ve been in our customer’s bathrooms since 1938. We’ve got the experience to deal with it all. If you find yourself in need of any bathroom repairs, call us right away at (610) 577-3302.