Home Repairs

4 Common Signs You Need to Call a Plumber

The plumbing in a household is one of its vital parts. Plumbing issues can lead to water damage, costly repairs, and stress.

There are many signals of plumbing issues that often get ignored by homeowners. Failing to address these issues can result in long term damage. If you are experiencing any of the following plumbing issues, call in a professional today.

1. Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure, is an issue that many households have, but is frequently ignored. Low water pressure causes the sinks and faucets of your home to struggle to output water. This results in a slow, small flow regardless of how high you put it on. If this sounds similar to the faucets in your home, then you should start to take action immediately.

Prior to calling a plumber, soak and clean all of the faucets in your home. This is to remove any dirt and grime build up that they may have. Dirt that is left sitting on the head of the faucet, may be clogging the head, and causing the low pressure. But, if you’ve cleaned the faucets, and the problem persists, it is time to call in a professional. Low water pressure may be the result of a larger issue at hand, related to the pipes in your home. There may be a leaky pipe, that you are unaware of, causing the problem.

If this is left untreated, it can cause serious water damage, leaks or flooding to your home. Sitting water is a breeding ground for mold and fungi, so it is best to address this issue early on. Calling in a professional can help determine the exact cause of the issue, and then take the necessary steps to repair, and prevent, it from happening again.

2.  Running Cold

If you have a lack of hot water while the taps are running, you should contact a plumber immediately. This is an issue that is typically related to the water heater, and should not be ignored for long. A trained professional plumber will be able to determine if it is a minor issue with the heater, or if your tank has completely failed, and needs replacing. Do not try fixing this issue on your own, as a water heater operates using electrical and gas systems, and could result in serious harm if mishandled.

3. Slow Drain

Inevitably, all drains can experience a slow run. If this issue persists despite the use of commercial cleaners, or clog removers; call a professional. There may be debris that made its way in, or a hard to remove blockage preventing water from flowing. Either way, a professional will have the tools needed to find, and remove the issue.

4. Toilet Trouble

Do you have to jiggle, or hold the handle on your toilet to ensure it flushes? If so, this is a sign of a larger issue, and a professional should be called to investigate. Ineffective flushing, can be related to the inner workings of the toilet. Meaning, it may be time to have the toilet replaced. This issue can also be the cause of sediment buildup. Buildup, can prevent a proper flush, and fill, of water in your toilet.

Another indication that your toilet has been improperly functioning, is a sudden spike in your water bill. This means, there may be a leak that’s causing water to constantly run. This is, most likely, the cause of the toilet and it should be fixed.

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