Never Ignore These 6 Common Plumbing Problems

In the hustle and bustle before the holidays begin, it is easy to put less urgent things on the backburner. When it comes to your home, a loose doorknob on a rarely used cupboard might not be much of an issue. Small plumbing problems, however, can escalate quickly.

Here are six common plumbing problems you should never ignore.

Leaking pipes and faucets

What starts out as a small drip can quickly turn into a major leak. Not to mention your money is literally going down the drain with every extra gallon of wasted water you are paying for. Plumbing problems like leaks in hidden pipes are harder to identify, so look for evidence of damp walls, wet cabinets under skinks, and the sound of water dripping in places where it should not be.

Leaking toilet valves

As with faucets and pipes, this common plumbing problem can quickly inflate your bill. Leaking toilet valves also create an increased risk for overflow if the toilet ever becomes clogged.

Sudden increase in your water bill

You might not notice a leak, but your bill shows a sudden increase in consumption without explanation. If this happens, do not wait. Unexplained increases in your water bill can point to hidden leaks. Call in a professional to address this plumbing problem.

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Problems with sink or tub drainage

It might just seem like an inconvenience at first, but a drain that does not clear quickly can turn into a disaster. If you have multiple sinks or tubs that are slow to drain, call in a professional to look at it because this may point to a larger problem.

Uninsulated pipes in unheated spaces

If you move into a new home and notice uninsulated piping in any unheated spaces, like the attic, crawlspace, or exterior wall, have it insulated as soon as possible. Even if you have been in your home for years and have never experienced frozen pipes, you never know when a colder than normal winter might hit or your home’s heating might fail long enough to allow for pipes to freeze.

Water heater temperature dropping

If you crank your hot water all the way up and it is tepid at best, you may have a larger plumbing problem on your hands. It is more than just health and convenience. A poorly performing electric heater can cause electric shock and issues with gas water heaters can result in carbon monoxide production.

If you are experiencing any of these plumbing problems at home, do not procrastinate. Give us a call or schedule service online and address the problem before it turns into a major headache.

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