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The plumbing system in your Mesa, AZ home, is one of the most essential systems in the entire house. If your plumbing system is now working properly, you won’t have clean water coming into the house. If you do have water, a poorly functioning plumbing system will make it difficult for water and waste to go down the drain and toilet. Without clean water, you can’t shower, wash your hands, wash the dishes, do your laundry, and cook. If your drains don’t work, it can create a whole slew of problems.
To be sure that your plumbing system is always working properly, it is essential that you can recognize the signs that it is time to call a plumber. The sooner you get a professional to your home, the sooner your plumbing will work properly again.
#1 Slow Drains
There is nothing more frustrating than a slow drain. If the water in your sinks don’t go down quickly, it can make cooking, doing dishes, and any other household task inconvenient. If the drains in your bathtub are slow, it can make taking a shower difficult and even impossible.
Slow drains are often caused by soap scum, hair, grease, and other debris getting caught in the pipes. Over time, these small clogs can become large clogs, making it difficult for the water to go down the drain. Many homeowners will make the mistake of trying to unclog the drains themselves using a liquid clog remover. Unfortunately, these products don’t always work. Also, the harsh chemicals can be very damaging to the inside of your pipes.
If the drains in your home are slow, it is best to call a licensed professional. Professionals have a few different ways to remove a clog in the drain, and they will choose the option that will work best for your particular situation. When the plumber is done, the water will flow freely down the drain again.
#2 Rusty Water
When you turn on the faucets in your Mesa, AZ home, the water should come out clean and clear. If it comes out with a brownish tint, there is likely rust in the water. Because it isn’t safe to bathe in rusty water, drink rusty water or cook with rusty water, you should call a professional immediately.
If the hot and cold water is coming out rusty, it is a sign that the inside of your pipes are beginning to corrode and will need to be replaced. If just the hot water is coming out rusty, the inside of the water heater tank is likely corroded and will need to be replaced. Both of these are jobs that should only be handled by a licensed professional. Making these jobs, a DIY project could end up doing more harm than good.
#3 Gurgling Drains
When the water goes down the drain, it shouldn’t make any noise. If you hear a gurgling sound when the water goes down the drain, you should call a plumber immediately. This sound is a sign that a completely clogged drain is right around the corner.
The sound occurs when there is a relatively large clog in the drain that the water cannot pass. The gurgling sound that you hear is caused by the water changing direction trying to find a way down the drain. If you don’t call a professional soon, the drains won’t gurgle anymore because the water will be stuck in the drain with nowhere to go. If you call a plumber as soon as you hear your drain gurgling, you can prevent a complete drain clog.
#4 Poor Water Pressure
If the water pressure in your home was once great, but now it’s weak, you should call a plumber. While weak water pressure can be annoying, it can also be a sign that there is something more seriously wrong with your plumbing system. The problem could be something simple like a clogged aerator in the faucet or shower, which is making it difficult for the water to come out. The problem could also be something more serious like a small leak in the waterline, that could be causing water to pool behind the walls or under the sink. If this is the cause of the problem, the water will continue to pool, causing a serious mold issue in your home.
If your water pressure is suddenly not as strong as it once was, you should call a licensed professional right away.
#5 No Hot Water
Having no hot water can make life in the home very inconvenient. Without hot water, you can’t take a shower, wash your hands, or perform many essential household tasks. Before you call a plumber, make sure that you have oil in the tank or that the gas hasn’t been turned off. Next, check to make sure that the thermostat on the water heater is set to 120 degrees. If everything checks out alright, it is time to call a plumber. The problem is likely a faulty heating element in the water heater, and only a licensed professional should make water heater repairs. If you don’t have the right knowledge and training, fixing it yourself could do more harm than good. Also, if your water heater is still under warranty, it will be voided if you attempt a DIY repair. As soon as the water stops getting hot, you need to call a plumber.
If you are experiencing any plumbing issues in your home, contact Schroeder Plumbing. We have been serving customers in the area since 1971. We employ only the most highly trained and highly qualified plumbers, ensuring that the job will get done right the first time. Also, you can be sure the tech that comes to your home will be polite and professional.
At Schroeder Plumbing, we understand that plumbing issues can arise at any time of the day or night. This is why we offer 24/7 emergency plumbing service. No matter what the problem is or the time of day, we will send someone to your home to resolve your plumbing issue. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.