Photo By jjn
The plumbing system in your home is made up of two main systems, the water supply, which brings fresh, clean water into your home, and the drainage system, which removes water and waste from your home. If either of these systems isn’t working properly, it can make daily tasks difficult and even impossible. This can make your everyday life very inconvenient.
More and more homeowners today are making home repairs DIY projects. Some do this to save money, while others enjoy the sense of accomplishment they get when they complete a job. While DIY projects are great for many jobs around the house, plumbing repairs should only be handled by a licensed plumber. If you are experiencing any of the issues below, it is best to call a professional.
#1 Poor Water Pressure
Poor water pressure can be a frustrating issue. If your water pressure isn’t strong enough, it can make daily tasks like washing dishes and taking a shower difficult. Poor water pressure can also affect the way your appliances that require water function.
If the water pressure in your home is poor, you should call a plumber. The issue could be something simple like a clogged aerator on a faucet or showerhead. The issue can also be a leak in the waterline, which would require the immediate assistance of a professional. If there is a leak in the waterline, the water can pool behind the wall, causing structural damage to the wall and promote mold growth. If just the hot water pressure is poor, the issue likely lies within the water heater.
It is best to call a professional as soon as the water pressure weakens.
#2 Slow Or Clogged Drains
If the water goes down the drain very slowly, or if it won’t go down the drain at all, you should call a licensed professional. Many homeowners will try to remove the clog themselves using a liquid drain cleaner, but these products aren’t always effective. Even if the drain cleaner breaks up the clog a bit, there is no guarantee that the entire clog was removed. Also, the harsh chemicals in liquid drain cleaners can be very harmful to your pipes.
A licensed plumber will have the knowledge and the tools to remove the entire clog from the drain. If every drain in the house is slow, it can be due to a major issue, and you should call a licensed professional right away
#3 Noisy Drains
When the water goes down the drain in your Mesa, AZ home, you should call a licensed plumber immediately. If there is a large clog in the drain, the water will need to change directions to find a way past the clog through the pipes. This will cause a gurgling sound.
If you don’t call a licensed plumber right away, it is just a matter of time before the drain becomes completely clogged, and the water won’t go down the drain at all. A professional will be able to remove the clog quickly and safely, so you don’t need to deal with a complete clog in the future.
#4 Water Heater Issues
If the water heater in your home isn’t functioning properly, it will make everyday tasks impossible. Also, the appliances that use water won’t function properly. Your water heater will show several signs to let you know that it is time to call a licensed plumber. These include:
- No hot water
- The water isn’t getting hot enough.
- You are running out of hot water faster than usual.
- The hot water pressure is poor.
- The hot water is coming out rusty.
- The hot water is foul-smelling and cloudy.
- Your water heater is making strange sounds.
- There is moisture or water pooling around the water heater.
Water heater repairs should never be a DIY project. If you don’t have the knowledge and experience to make the repairs, you could end up doing more harm than good. Also, if your water heater is under warranty, a DIY repair will void it. It is best to call a licensed professional as soon as your water heater starts having issues.
#5 Leaky Faucet
A leaky faucet is easy to ignore. If the water is dripping at a rate of one drip per second, most people assume that they aren’t wasting much water. Also, after a day or two, most people will get used to the dripping sound and won’t hear it anymore. Ignoring a leaky faucet is a mistake and would require the assistance of a professional.
If the water is dripping, it is a sign that there is something wrong with the faucet’s mechanics. If the problem isn’t fixed, it will only get worse. Also, a dripping faucet wastes more water than you might think. Over the course of a day, over 5 gallons of water is wasted. This can cause a significant increase in your water bill.
If there is a leaky faucet in your Mesa, AZ home, it is best to call a licensed plumber immediately to have the faucet repaired.
#6 Running Toilet
A toilet that runs constantly can waste five times more water per day than a leaky faucet can. Over the course of a day, a running toilet can waste up to 26 gallons of water, which will cause a massive spike in your water bill.
If your toilet is functioning properly, it will run as soon as you flush, and it will stop as soon as the tank is full. If the toilet runs constantly, there could be an issue with the plunger in the tank or with the tank’s seal. It would take the knowledge and experience of a licensed plumber to figure out what is causing the issue and make the necessary repairs.
Why Choose Schroeder Plumbing?
If you are having any issues with your plumbing system, contact Schroeder Plumbing. We have been serving residential and business customers in the Mesa area for over 40 years, and we can handle any problem, big or small. When you make the call, we will send a plumber to your home who is highly-trained, highly-skilled and professional. Before we hire a professional, they must pass a background check and a drug test, ensuring that you can trust the person you allow in your home.
To schedule an appointment, give us at Schroeder Plumbing a call today.