According to StatisticsDatabase.com, 10% of US homes have a leak in their plumbing system. Leaks are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to reasons to call a plumbing service, however. You will need to call on the services of licensed plumbers when you are dealing with water and waste line damage, drain problems, water heater issues, and more. High-quality plumbing services will be able to tackle all of these problems efficiently and professionally.
Slow Drains and Clogs
If water is draining slowly from your sinks, bathtub, shower, or toilet, you may need to call a drain plumbing service. Blockages in your home’s water and sewage pipes will lead to slow draining and, eventually, full-on clogs. These clogs can lead to backflow issues, unpleasant smells, backflow issues, leaks, and broken pipes.
To avoid these issues, make sure to take good care of your drains. Don’t flush anything other than toilet paper down your toilet. Clean hair out of the shower drain. Don’t pour paint, grease, oil, or other thick and greasy substances down your kitchen sink. Also, avoid throwing coffee grounds down your sink’s drain. Don’t put food particles down the drain unless you have a garbage disposal.
The water and waste lines to your home will be installed in the yard surrounding the domicile. Roots from plants and trees in your yard grow towards sources of moisture. Small leaks in your water lines can be a beacon to surrounding tree roots that flock to the source. They will grow around the pipe and eventually breakthrough into the pipe itself. The pipe will become clogged and possibly even burst. This can lead to flooding in your yard and other water damage.
A plumbing service can diagnose and repair the problem. They will use a snake with a camera to find the source of the issue. Depending on the severity, the entire tree may need to be excavated and the damaged section of pipe replaced.
The pipes to your home will be corroded over time. The water being supplied to your home has various chemicals and minerals in it that react to the metal or plastic of the supply pipes. The reactions will lead to corrosion or the eating away of the pipe’s material. This can lead to leaking, cracked, or burst pipes. This will cause water damage to your home and yard and lead to costly repairs.
The best way to avoid this issue is to get your plumbing and pipes inspected regularly by a professional and experienced plumbing service. They can spot early signs of corrosion and treat the problem, accordingly.
No Hot Water
There are few things as disappointing as realizing you don’t have hot water, especially during the winter. There are several reasons why your hot water heater may not be working. Sometimes it’s a problem with the power to the water heater if it’s electric. There may also be faulty heating elements or blown pilot lights, for gas heaters. Perhaps your family members are taking long showers and using up the capacity of the water heater before you get in. Whatever the issue, you need hot water quickly. Call a plumber to inspect the issues and get you back into comfortable showers.
Burst pipes are a problem no one wants to deal with. They can lead to massive flooding and huge amounts of water damage to your home. After a burst pipe, you will likely need to call more than just a plumbing service as drywall, electrical systems, your home’s foundation, and more may all require repairs or replacing.
If you notice signs of water damage in your basement, flooding in your yard, low water pressure, or hear strange noises from your plumbing system, you will want to call a plumber to make sure no pipes have burst. It’s especially important to have your pipes inspected before the winter months and maintain good heating in your HVAC system and water heater to avoid a burst pipe. A common reason pipes burst is due to frozen water in the pipes expanding them to the breaking point.
If you are facing any of these problems or want a professional plumbing service to maintain your plumbing system, contact the experts at Mad Pipers Plumbing in Snohomish, WA. We offer high-quality plumbing services along with excellent customer service. Call today or visit our website for more information.