Plumbing Issues that Require Professional Help
Plumbing problems are usually frustrating and annoying and every homeowner in Frisco, TX knows that. There are some issues that you can easily deal with by using a plunger or making a visit to the hardware store. When you have a plumbing problem that keeps coming back or getting worse, you will need to call a professional to help you out. Below are some issues that you need to get the services of a professional plumber for them to be fixed.
1) Leaking Pipes
Sometimes you can easily know when your pipes are leaking. You can find a puddle of water accumulating under the sink when you open the cabinet or you feel the pipe is wet when you touch it. Another sign that you might be having a problem with leaking pipes is when your water bill is high despite no change in how you are using water. The leak can be easily stopped by using a pipe compounding product or a joint, but this fix is temporary. You can easily get these from your local hardware store or home improvement store.
Whether it is general wear or tear or corrosion that is causing the leak, you don’t have to stress because the professional plumbers at Smith and Son Plumbing will be able to come and fix the problem when you call.
2) Drain Clogs
One of the most common plumbing problems is a clogged drain. This happens when something is stuck in the garbage disposal. Stringy, starchy, and fibrous foods are not good when it comes to your kitchen sin. Using an Allen wrench can sometimes help in opening the drain, but there are other causes of clogs such as tree roots or unseen elements invading the piping system in the ground. If this is the case, you will need to call a plumbing professional because you cannot fix this on your own.
If your bathroom sink or tub drain is clogged, you can dislodge hair clogging it from the surface. But if the clog is as a result of sediment or soap scum, and you cannot see it, you will not know what is causing the clog and where it is. If you happen to have such drainage issues, the best course of action is calling a professional plumber who will be able to look at the problem and find the best possible solution.
Plumbers are able to deal with such complicated issues because they have the necessary tools and experience needed to deal with the drainage problems you might be having.
3) Lack of Hot Water on a Regular Basis
When we get calls from homeowners complaining of not having enough hot water we sympathize with them. There is no one looking forward to starting their night routine and then realizing that the water they need to take a bath or shower with is not hot.
There are different causes of this with a common one being a residue building up in the tank, especially for people using the older water heater. One good way of avoiding such a problem is by making sure your tank has been flushed at least once every year. The best time to do this is during spring. Another cause is having a water heater that is you do not have the right size that is able to provide hot water for the occupants in your home.
We will be able to deal with these issues no matter the cause of the problems. Just pick up the phone and give us a call, and we will be there to fix the problem.
4) Low Water Pressure
There are minerals in the water that will cause the clogging of the aerator screwed to the faucet. You can fix this problem by soaking the aerator in white vinegar or replacing it. This problem is usually gradual, but if it just happens out of the blue and you notice there isn’t enough pressure, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. It could be caused by an underground leak in a pipe delivering water to the house or a broken sewer line. Another cause is the water pressure reducing valve not working properly. The valves reduce the water pressure from the municipal line to a safe level for your water system. Have a look at the water pressure reducing valve to see whether it is working the way it is supposed to.
If this has a problem, you will need to call us to solve this problem.