Plumbing issues around the home can be intimidating. What starts as a DIY home repair can quickly turn into a potential for massive water damage. Leave your residential plumbing to the professionals at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric. We can help you with all of the following plumbing issues and more.
Dripping faucets seem like more of an annoyance than a plumbing issue, but if left unattended you will see your water bill soar through the roof. It’s a simple fix, the washer inside the faucet needs to be replaced. It’s best to call a plumber because this repair typically requires special tools.
Slow draining is due to buildup and clogs in the pipes. In the kitchen, food and grease can clog your drains. In the bathroom, drains can be blocked by hair, soap, and other small objects. Toilets can also clog by flushing non-flushable items or a large amount of waste and toilet paper.
Resolve the blockages and clogs by using a non-caustic clog reliever. If the clog is extremely bad, call a plumber and have them use their snake to alleviate the blockage. To prevent your drains from ever getting this bad, have them professionally cleaned twice a year.
Don’t ignore a slow-draining pipe. It will only get worse over time. If you leave it for too long, the pipe can completely clog which can lead to broken or cracked pipes. This will be a much bigger and more expensive residential plumbing problem than a slow drain.
The worst-case scenario of a running toilet is that it has a leak. The best-case scenario is that one or more of the parts in the tank have worn out. Either way, until it’s fixed, you’re wasting money and water. If you don’t catch this issue quickly it can get pricey.
If a consistent running sound is coming from your toilet, call your plumber as soon as possible. You’ll avoid any extra damage and a huge water bill.
A more complex aspect of residential plumbing is the water heater. The first sign of a faulty heater is the very noticeable lack of hot water. You may also find puddles around the water heater or that the pilot light has turned off.
The issue can stem from many different places. It could be that a piece of the equipment failed, electric connections could be loose, or there might be sediment buildup or corrosion in the system.
Due to the water heater’s complexity, you should have a plumber professionally inspect and repair it. This is not a DIY project that you want to attempt.
Lower water pressure can be caused by two things, a leak in the pipes or a buildup of sediment. If a pipe is leaking, fix it immediately. Any buildup can be cleaned out and prevented in the future. By installing a filter, you can prevent any sediment from ever entering your pipes.
This is a major issue in residential plumbing. Typically, a leaking pipe goes unnoticed until it’s too late. Water can ruin floors, furniture, and belongings. It’s also the cause of mold if left ignored.
A plumber should be notified as soon as you discover the leak in your home. The pipe needs to be fixed and the area needs to be dried to prevent any further damage.
Here at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric in Boca Raton, Florida, we’re prepared to help you in any area of residential plumbing. Call us at (561) 391-1048 or find us on our contact page. We’ll help you prevent, detect, and resolve all of your plumbing needs.