If you are like most homeowners, you probably call a professional plumber one to three times a year. Plumbing problems often range from small basic issues to full-blown major leakages. Here are 8 common reasons for plumbing problems.
Slow Draining Sinks
A slow draining sink is not just annoying it can be downright nasty depending upon whether you have a partial blockage or complete. Although you do everything possible to keep your drain clear, there are just some things that slide right past without you ever knowing. Kitchen drains often clog up with fat and food particles. Bathroom drains are more likely to contain soap remnants and hair. Drains that are not treated only get worse over time.
Unfortunately, clogged toilets do happen. Sometimes, it can be at the most inconvenient and embarrassing times. Most people know when they flush and the toilet fills but doesn’t drain, that’s a problem. Sometimes clogs can be fixed simply by plunging, but then there are those instances when there is nothing that can be done and a plumber professional must be called. These blockages can be caused by a range of things from feminine products, tissue, to human waste.
Constantly Running Toilet
You might have experience this before, you flush the toilet and leave out. A few minutes, you pass by the bathroom door only to hear the toilet still running. Immediately, you get that gut feeling, something is not right.
Time for a New Water Heater
The good thing about a water heater is that if you get a good one it will last between 8 and 12 years. However, if you get a faulty one, you will need a plumber to come and check out the problem. Most people don’t realize something is wrong with their water heater until they go to use the hot water and there is none. There are numerous reason that a water heater might stop working including, pilot light going out, sediment building up in the tank, or it could be a faulty thermostat.
Garbage Disposal Problems
It seems that garbage disposals are a favorite amenity for many homeowners. However, a lot of people don’t know if you run them without water, you can be just asking for problems. Not to mention, if you are not too careful, silverware can get inside and cause even more problems.
Homes with their original plumbing may be due for more modern fixtures. Faucets, spigots, and handles can become compromised over the years and might need to be changed. Old fixtures can cause leaks that could damage your home. You definitely do not want to give mold the opportunity to get inside your home. To find out more about hiring a professional for your household plumbing problems contact us.