If you are like most homeowners, you don’t think too much about your plumbing system until something goes wrong. Your plumbing system is made up of two main parts, the water supply system, and the drainage system. When you have an issue with either of these plumbing systems, it can make daily life in your home inconvenient. Some homeowners will try to make the repairs themselves, which is a mistake. Making plumbing repairs a DIY project can lead to more issues.
If you are experiencing any of the issues below, it is best to call for plumbing service immediately.
#1 Slow Or Clogged Drains
If the water is going down the drain slowly or it won’t go down at all, daily household tasks can be difficult or impossible. Slow or clogged drains occur when there are grease, soap scum, food, and other debris stuck in the drain. Many homeowners will try to remove the clog themselves using liquid drain cleaners. These products aren’t always effective, especially if the drain is completely clogged and the liquid drain cleaner won’t go down. Also, the harsh chemicals in these products can be damaging to the pipes.
If your drains are slow or clogged, it is best to call for plumbing service. A licensed plumber will know a few ways to completely remove the clog, allowing the water to flow freely down the drain.
#2 Gurgling Sounds Coming From the Drain
When water goes down the drain, it should do so quietly. If you hear a gurgling sound when the water goes down the drain, you should call for service before your drains become completely clogged.
When there is a clog in the drain, the water will need to change directions to get down, which is what is causing the gurgling sound. If you don’t call for service immediately, you could end up with a completely clogged drain, and the water won’t go down.
#3 Water Under the Sink
If you notice water pooling under the sink, you should call for plumbing service immediately. When there is a leak in the pipe, the water will continue pooling under the sink until you have the problem repaired. If the problem goes ignored, it can cause water damage, and the standing water will promote mold growth. It is best to call for service as soon as you discover the leak.
#4 Poor Water Pressure
Poor water pressure in your Mesa, AZ home can be a hassle. If the water pressure isn’t strong enough, it can be difficult to get your dishes clean and rinse the shampoo from your hair. Poor water pressure can also affect the way your water-based appliances function.
There are a few issues that can cause poor water pressure. It could be something simple like a clogged aerator or something more serious like a leak in the waterline. If the water line is leaking, it will cause water to pool behind the wall causing structural damage, and it can promote mold growth.
If the cold water pressure is fine, but the hot water is poor, the issue could be with your water heater.
When you call for plumbing service, the plumber will inspect your plumbing system to determine the cause of the problem and make the necessary repairs.
#5 Leaky Faucets
Many homeowners ignore leaky faucets. They figure that since the water is just dripping, it isn’t a big deal. Also, after a day or two, it is easy to get used to the leaky faucet’s sound, and it becomes unnoticeable. Ignoring the issue is a mistake, and if the faucet in your home is leaking, you should call for plumbing service.
A leaky faucet is a sign that something is wrong with the faucet’s mechanics. Also, allowing the faucet to drip can waste a great deal of water. Over the course of a year, a faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water per year. This can cause a significant increase in your water bill. It is best to call for service as soon as the faucet begins leaking.
#6 Running Toilet
If your toilet is functioning properly, it will run after you flush only until the water tank is full. If your toilet continues to run, you should call for plumbing repair.
The issue could be with the plunger inside the tank or the tank’s seal. If you ignore the problem, you can waste up to 26 gallons of water per day, causing your water bill to increase significantly. It is best to call for plumbing service as soon as you discover the problem.
#7 Water Heater Issues
The water heater in your home is essential for your everyday life. If your water heater isn’t working properly, you won’t be able to shower and perform other household chores. Also, a faulty water heater can affect the way that your water-based appliances function. If you notice any of the following issues, you should call for service immediately.
- No hot water
- Not enough hot water
- Rusty hot water
- Cloudy, foul-smelling hot water
- Strange sounds coming from the water heater
- Moisture or standing water around the water heater
Why Choose Schroeder Plumbing?
When you call for plumbing service, a licensed plumber can make the necessary repairs or replace the water heater if necessary.
If you have any issues in your home, you should contact Schroeder Plumbing for service. We have been in the plumbing business for over 40 years, and we take pride in giving our customers the time and attention necessary to provide high-quality service.
We are a full-service plumbing company and provide service to residential and business plumbing service in the Mesa, AZ area. We understand that plumbing issues can arise at any time of the day or night, which is why we offer emergency plumbing service.
If you are experiencing any plumbing issues in your home, give us at Schroeder Plumbing a call today.