Homeowners are usually thrilled about their homes, until something runs amok, for instance - in the plumbing department, where repairs are required. These events can be annoying as well as costly if neglected.
Some of the most common plumbing problems include -
- Leaking faucets - That drip, drip, drip from faucets can add up, costing you money as well, as corrode the inner workings of the water pipes.A loose silicone or rubber washer causes this issue; they usually keep the water in check… Using a gentle touch when turning off faucets can increase their longevity.
- Clogs - Whether it is a sink or toilet, having it to drain slowly or backup and overflow are a real pain! Of course, “The Throne” spilling over can result in sanitary issues as well. Hair, grease, paper and other items can be a catalyst for buildup over a period of time, causing blockage in the drains. Sometimes a plunger or auger will help if it is a minor obstruction.
- Water heater - When you get ready to take a hot shower and all you are getting is cold water, you instantly think what is going on? Well, it is most likely your water heater is the culprit. The trouble could be something minor, such as the pilot light requires relighting or it could be something more, including a leak or corrosion.
Sometimes minerals, such as calcium and lime sediments found in water can collect in the bottom of the water heater and needs to be flushed out. This process will increase the production of hot water.
This is just a few of the common plumbing repairs; residents might have to deal with occasionally.
When a person is not savvy with pipes and fixtures, it would be a good idea to contact a professional plumber. The trained technician will be able to save you a lot of time, prevent extra expenses and provide peace of mind that the job has been properly performed.
If you need a plumber, contact the team at Heaney Plumbing & Heating today!