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Let’s face it no one in Mesa, AZ enjoys having to call the plumber. It is often an expense we are unprepared for and something we are not too happy about having to do. Yet calling the plumber on time can save you headaches and save you from unneeded expenses, if you act quickly. If you call the plumbing service too late, the damage may already be severe and you will have a more serious repair on your hands than if you had acted quickly and made that call to your local plumbing company. To avoid further damage to your plumbing system it is better to call a plumbing professional as soon as possible rather than delaying making that call. If you wait too long it could cost you more cash, be more disastrous and be a messy situation. You should consider calling the plumbing professional right away if you encounter any of the signs below:
If you hear a gurgling sound coming from your plumbing, it is a sign of a serious problem. You might hear this gurgling sound whenever you use the toilet, run the shower or faucets, or run the dishwasher or laundry. If the sound persists when you’re not using these fixtures, you have a problem and need to call the plumber right away. This sound most often signals that your plumbing system is trying to find air, and this can result in water backing up in your house. Gurgling sounds tend to have two causes. The first and most likely cause is a blockage in one of your drain lines. If this sound is coming from just one drain in your house, this is the most likely cause. Your plumbing professional will simply perform a proper drain cleaning on your drain, which will solve the problem. If you are hearing gurgling come from multiple fixtures in your house you very well may have a problem deeper in your system, specifically your sewer line. Sewer line clogs are no simple matter and cannot be handled with DIY methods. Other signs of a sewer line clog include slow draining from all of your fixtures, a foul smell coming from multiple fixtures, and water backup. If you only hear gurgling in your bathroom, you may be dealing with a P-trap issue. The P-trap is the curved U-shaped section of piping below your sinks and tub drains. P-traps are needed to catch solid waste before it enters the drain line or the sewer line. Some older homes do not have P-traps installed, if this is the case you will be prone to more frequent clogs. The P-trap also stops sewer gases from entering your home through the drain line. If you do not have a P-trap you should have one installed, it is a simple fix and not terribly expensive to have done.
If you are smelling gas near your water fixtures you have a problem and need to call your local plumber. If your bathroom smells like a sewer that is because sewer gas has been filling up the room. This gas often will smell like a rotten egg. This gas is not only highly flammable it is also toxic and can be hazardous to you and your family’s health. Sewer gas can cause you to have headaches, nausea, drowsiness, heart palpitation, and shortness of breath. You want to call your plumbing company as soon as you notice this smell because there is a chance that sewage is backing up into your house. This can at some point lead to damage to areas of your home as well as any belongings in those areas. If you are one of the few in Arizona to have a basement this should be a special concern to you since sewage can easily back up into a basement. Other causes of a sewer smell in your home include evaporation of water in your P-trap, a broken seal around your toilet, a burst pipe, or a problem with your sewer line or main drain. If you want to eliminate the smell and toxic gases you will need to make that call your Mesa, AZ plumber.
Hearing Water in Pipes
If you are hearing water run through your pipes when you are not using the toilet or faucets chances are you are dealing with a leak in one or more of your pipes. Your water bill will likely go up if this is the case. You could also be dealing with hidden water damage, unseen damage happening in between walls and under your floors. Plumbing leaks are something you want to address right away with a plumber. You can easily check for a hidden leak by turning off your water supply and returning a few hours later to check your water meter to see if the water meter if it has gone up. This won’t detect a small leak in most cases but will indicate a major leak. If you suspect a plumbing leak call your local plumbing professional right away to avoid further home damage.
Low Water Pressure
If you have low water pressure throughout your entire home, versus in just one or two fixtures you have a problem that needs to be addressed by a plumber. If your problem is in just one or two faucets you are likely dealing with just a gunked-up aerator which is a simple fix. If you have multiple fixtures with low water pressure, however, you are likely dealing with a water leak, which is a serious problem that needs to be addressed right away by a Mesa, AZ plumber. Failure to act quickly can rapidly result in water damage from occurring. Water damage can be very costly to repair and if left untreated can quickly destroy a home. Water damage also brings the danger of a mold infestation to your home. If you think calling a plumber is expensive wait till you have to deal with a mold remediation company to rid your home of invasive mold infesting your home.
If you have any of the above signs of plumbing problems call the experts at Schroeder Plumbing today! We offer 24/7 emergency service for your convenience. We serve both residential and commercial properties. We have 40 years of experience which sets us apart from our competition so call us today for an estimate!