I recently moved in with my boyfriend and have begun to notice some problems with his plumbing. We do not have the money to call a plumber so I am hoping I can do most of the fixing up.
First-I've notice that our kitchen sink gurgles and backs up sometimes. He told me that tree roots have begun to grow through the outdoor pipes. When we take showers or wash clothes the water backs up into the sink.
Second-I've noticed a puddle by the water heater. I inspected and the pilot light went out (what a way to start the day!). Water was dripping down the heater and I've noticed some water on the pipes leading to (or from) the heater itself. I'm at wits end. I have no clue what to do. I just know that I do not want to clean up any more water from around the tank.
Third-Our bathroom sink has extremely low pressure. I'm wondering if there is a clog in the pipes leading to the sink (the tub seems to have good pressure). I don't know how to tackle this either.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can supply pictures of our plumbing if it would help. I just need to figure this all out!
Thanks for any help you can offer.
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