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The plumbing system in your Mesa, AZ, home is made up of two parts. The water supply system delivers clean water to your home, and the drain system removes water and waste from the home. If either of these systems isn’t working properly, it can make even the simplest household tasks difficult or impossible.
Thanks to all of the home improvement videos online, more and more homeowners are trying to make home repairs DIY projects. While this is fine for certain jobs, it is not a good idea for plumbing jobs. Your plumbing system is very complex; therefore, any plumbing issues should be left to a licensed plumber. Even if it seems like a simple issue, you should call for plumbing service. If you are experiencing any of the issues listed below in your home, you shouldn’t hesitate to call for service.
#1 Leaking Faucets
If a faucet in your home is leaking, you should call for plumbing help. Many homeowners don’t look at a leaking faucet as a major issue, but it is. If the faucet is leaking, it is a sign that there is an issue with the faucet. Also, a leaking faucet wastes a lot of water. Even though the faucet is just dripping, the dripping will waste up to 3,000 gallons of water over the course of a year. This will cause a significant increase in your water bill, and it is bad for the environment.
When you call for plumbing service, the plumber will figure out why the faucet is leaking and make the necessary repairs.
#2 Running Toilet
If you thought that a leaky faucet wastes a lot of water, the amount of water wasted by a running toilet would shock you. Your toilet should only run after your flush and the tank fills. When the tank is full, the toilet should stop running. If it doesn’t, you should call for a plumbing professional. If the toilet continues to run, there could be a problem with the plunger in the tank or the tank’s seal. If you allow the toilet to continue running, it will waste a gallon of water per hour. This is equal to 26 gallons of water per day and close to 10,000 gallons of water per year. This is a massive amount of water wasted, which will cause a significant increase in your water bill. As soon as you notice that your toilet is running, you should call for plumbing service.
#3 Clogged Or Slow Drains
If the drains in your home are not working properly, it can make performing daily tasks difficult and even impossible. Many homeowners will try to remove the clog themselves using liquid drain cleaners. Unfortunately, these products aren’t always effective. If the drain is completely clogged, the drain cleaner won’t be able to reach the clog. Also, the harsh chemicals in drain cleaners can do damage to your pipes. Some homeowners will buy a plumber’s snake at the hardware store to try to snake the drain themselves. If you don’t know what you are doing, you could cause major damage to the pipes.
When you call for plumbing service, you can be sure that the clog will be removed completely and safely. If the plumber cannot find the clog, they can perform a visual inspection of the inside of the pipes to find the clog to ensure that it is removed completely.
The sooner you call for plumbing service, the sooner your sinks or tub will function properly.
#4 Water Heater Issues
The water heater in your home is one of the most essential appliances. You need hot water to take a shower, wash your hands, and do your dishes. Some of your appliances also rely on hot water to function properly, such as your washing machine and dishwasher. If there is something wrong with your water heater, you should call a plumber immediately. There are a few signs to look out for that will tell you that there is something wrong with the water heater. These include:
- No hot water
- Not enough hot water
- Rusty hot water
- Strange sounds coming from the water heater
- Moisture or water around the water heater
If you are like most Mesa, AZ homeowners, your water heater is in the corner of the basement or tucked in the closet. If your water heater is out of sight, it is a good idea to inspect it at least once a month. If there is a leak or strange sounds coming from the unit, you won’t know if it is tucked away. These problems can result in more serious ones if left ignored; therefore, you should inspect the unit regularly.
#5 Poor Water Pressure
If the water pressure in your home is suddenly poor, you should call for plumbing service immediately. The problem could be something simple like a clogged aerator. Fortunately, this is a relatively simple fix. However, the problem could be something more serious, like a water main or water line leak. There could also be a slab leak underneath the home. If this is what is causing your poor water pressure, your home is at risk for water and structural damage. Also, pooling water can cause mold growth, which can be very expensive to remove.
As soon as you notice that you are having water pressure issues, you should call for plumbing service.
If you have any issues with the plumbing system in your home, schedule an appointment with Schroeder Plumbing. We have been in the plumbing business for over 40 years; therefore, we can handle any problem you throw at us. We offer a variety of services, including:
- Plumbing repairs
- Water heater installation and repair
- Sewer cleaning
- Video inspection
- Leak detection
- Trenchless sewer replacement
- Plumbing re-piping
- Pipe re-routing
- Insurance repair work
- Emergency plumbing service
If you have any issues with the plumbing in your home and need plumbing service, give us at Schroeder Plumbing a call today.