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If the plumbing system in your home isn’t functioning properly, it can make the simplest household tasks difficult. Your plumbing system consists of two systems. The first is the water supply, which brings clean water into your home. The second is the drainage system, which is responsible for removing wastewater from the home either down the drain or the toilet.
Either system can cause issues, and if this happens, you should call for plumbing service. Some homeowners will try to make their plumbing repairs themselves, but this is a bad idea. If you don’t know much about plumbing, you could do more harm than good. If you are experiencing any of the issues listed below, you should call a licensed plumber for servicing.
#1 Slow Or Clogged Drains
There is nothing more frustrating than having slow or clogged drains. If the water is draining slowly, daily household tasks can take twice as long because you need to wait for the water in the sinks and tubs to drain. If the drains are clogged completely, daily household tasks are impossible.
Some people will try to remove the clog themselves, which isn’t the best idea. Some will use liquid drain cleaners, but these products don’t always work. If the drains are clogged completely, the drain cleaner won’t be able to reach the clog. Also, these products contain very harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your pipes. Some people will get a drain snake and attempt to snake the drain themselves. If you don’t know what you are doing, you could end up causing damage to your pipes.
If your drains are slow or clogged, the best option is to call a plumber for plumbing service. A plumber will be able to remove the clog safely and completely.
#2 Leaky Faucet
Leaky faucets may be easy to ignore. After a day or two, you will get used to the dripping sound and won’t even hear it anymore. Just because it is easy to ignore the dripping faucet, it doesn’t mean that you should. If the faucet is leaking, it is a sign that there is something wrong that would require plumbing service. Also, a leaking faucet wastes water. Because the faucet is just dripping, you may not think that you are wasting a lot of water, but you are. If you don’t call for a plumbing professional, you will waste at least 3,000 gallons of water each year. This is enough water for 180 showers, which will cause your water bill to increase. As soon as you notice that a faucet in your home is leaking, you should call for plumbing service.
#3 A Running Toilet
Like a leaking faucet, you should not allow your toilet to run. A properly functioning toilet should only run until the toilet tank is full. If your toilet is constantly running, the plunger could be broken, or the toilet seal could be failing. Either issue would require a call for plumbing service. If you allow your toilet to run, you will be wasting 4 ½ gallons of water per minute, which can equate to around 6,480 gallons of water wasted in a day, which is a lot of water and cause a serious increase in your water bill. If you don’t call for a plumber right away, you will be wasting a lot of money.
#4 Water Heater Issues
It is essential that your water heater is functioning properly. If it isn’t, you won’t be able to take a shower, do your laundry, wash your dishes, and perform most household tasks. If your water heater is experiencing any of the following issues, you should call for plumbing service right away.
- No hot water
- The water isn’t getting hot enough
- You are running out of hot water quickly.
- Your water heater is making strange sounds.
- Your hot water is coming out rusty.
- There is moisture or puddles around the water heater.
If your water heater isn’t functioning properly, you should not try to repair it yourself. If you make just one mistake, you could end up causing even more damage. Also, if your water heater is under warranty, a DIY repair will void the warranty. It is best to call for professional service as soon as you suspect that something is wrong.
#5 Poor Water Pressure
If the water pressure in your Mesa, AZ, home is suddenly not as strong as it once was, you should call for plumbing service. Poor water pressure can affect the way that the appliances that require water function. It can also be difficult to shower, wash your hands, and wash dishes if you have poor water pressure.
There are a couple of issues that could be causing a reduction in water pressure. The problem could be a clogged aerator, which should only be repaired by a licensed plumber. The issue could be something more serious such as a leak in the water main or the waterline. If this is the problem, you could end up with a flood behind the walls, which can cause structural damage and can promote mold growth.
As soon as you notice a reduction in your water pressure, you should call for plumbing service.
If you have any plumbing issues in your home, contact Schroeder Plumbing for a plumber. We have been in the plumbing business for over 40 years, and there is nothing that we cannot fix. We take pride in providing prompt, courteous service to residential and business customers in Mesa, AZ, and the surrounding areas. We understand that plumbing issues can arise quickly and without warning, which is why we offer emergency service. We provide a variety of services, including:
- Plumbing repairs
- Insurance repair work
- Trenchless sewer replacement
- Plumbing repiping
- Pipe rerouting
- Sewer cleaning
- Water heater repair and installation
- Video inspection
- Leak detection
If you need any type of plumbing service, give us at Schroeder Plumbing a call today. We will get one of our licensed plumbers to your home as quickly as possible.