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Every system in your Mesa, AZ home is essential for convenience and comfort. This includes your plumbing system. This system is comprised of two parts, the water supply system, and the drainage system. If either part isn’t functioning properly, it can make life in your home difficult and inconvenient.
There are signs that will let you know that it is time to call for plumbing service. If you can recognize these signs and call a plumber immediately, you can prevent a minor issue from becoming a major one.
#1 Drain Issues
Slow and clogged drains can make daily household tasks difficult or impossible. Regardless of how careful you are with what you put down the drain, eventually, grease, food, soap scum, hair, and other debris can clog the drain. You may be tempted to use a liquid drain cleaner to save on the cost of a plumber, but this is a bad idea. There is no guarantee that these products will remove the entire clog, and they contain harsh chemicals that can cause damage to the pipes. It is best to schedule an appointment for servicing to have the clog removed. A plumber will inspect the plumbing system in your home to locate the clog and remove it safely and completely.
If you hear a gurgling sound when the water goes down the drain, you should schedule an appointment for plumbing service right away. When there is a large clog in the drain, the water has to change directions to go down the drain, causing the gurgling sound. If you ignore the issue, it won’t be long before your drain becomes completely clogged.
#2 Faucet Issues
Many Mesa, AZ homeowners don’t panic when their faucet begins dripping. Many people assume that they aren’t wasting much water because the water is just dripping. A dripping faucet can waste up to 11 gallons of water per day, or 330 gallons per month. Not only will this cause your water bill to increase significantly, but it is also harmful to the environment. If your faucet is dripping, it is a sign that there is an issue with the faucet’s mechanics, and you should schedule an appointment for a plumbing professional immediately. If you wait too long, the dripping will progress to a steady stream.
#3 Running Toilet
The toilet in your Mesa, AZ home should run after flushing, then stop when the tank is full. If your toilet runs constantly, you should schedule an appointment for a plumbing service. A consistently running toilet can waste up to 30 gallons of water per day, and 900 gallons per month, which can increase your water bill drastically.
Several issues could be causing your toilet to run, such as damaged seals, gaps from the flush valve, small cuts in the flush valve, and a flush valve that won’t stay closed. The sooner you schedule an appointment for plumbing service, the sooner you will be able to reduce your water bill.
#4 Poor Water Pressure
Poor water pressure is an inconvenient issue and can make daily tasks take longer than necessary. If your water pressure is suddenly reduced, you should schedule an appointment for a plumbing service. You could have a leak in a small water line leading to the faucet. This can cause water damage in the area and can promote mold growth. There could also be a leak in the main water line, which can cause serious issues such as flooding, cracks in the basement floor or foundation, or cracks in the street. These are all serious issues; therefore, you should call a plumber as soon as possible.
#5 Discolored Water
If the water coming from your taps and showerheads comes out with a brown tint, you should schedule an appointment for plumbing service. Over time, the interior of the pipes can become rusty and corroded, and the corrosion can come out in the water, causing a brown tint. It is not safe to use rusty or corroded water; therefore, it is essential to schedule an appointment for plumbing servicing.
#6 Water Heater Issues
If your water heater isn’t running properly, you won’t have hot water to perform essential daily tasks. Also, your washing machine and dishwasher won’t function properly. If your water heater is malfunctioning, there will be signs to let you know you should schedule an appointment for plumbing servicing immediately. These include:
- No hot water
- Lukewarm water
- You are running out of hot water quickly.
- Rusty hot water
- Poor hot water pressure
- Strange sounds coming from the water heater
- Moisture or leaks around the unit
When you schedule an appointment for plumbing service, a plumber will inspect your water heater to determine if it can be repaired or if it has reached its maximum lifespan and needs to be replaced.
#7 No Water
The most obvious sign that it is time to schedule an appointment for plumbing servicing is no water coming into your home. Before you make the call, check your records to ensure your water bills have been paid. Also, check with a neighbor to ensure there is no widespread water outage. There are a few issues that could be causing the lack of water.
- A major leak in the water main
- Clogged or corroded pipes coming from the water main
- Aging materials
- A clogged tap connection
The sooner you schedule an appointment for plumbing servicing, the sooner you will have water flowing in your home again.
Why Choose Schroeder Plumbing?
If you need to schedule an appointment for any plumbing needs, contact Schroeder Plumbing. We have been in the plumbing industry for over 40 years and can handle any plumbing issue.
We provide a variety of services, including:
- General plumbing repair
- Water heater repair and replacement
- Sewer cleaning
- Trenchless sewer repair
- Leak detection
- Video inspection
We realize how much you rely on your plumbing system, which is why we offer emergency plumbing service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us at Schroeder Plumbing a call today.