People living in older homes or new construction should check their water pipes thoroughly for leaks needing immediate repair. For example, unusually high water bills can mean that your toilet pump doesn’t work well or your yard sprinkler system isn’t working properly. A high intensity of water flow from your hose may mean a clog is present, causing high or low pressure in your plumbing systems. Most people don’t realize how much maintenance a home really needs. The following are the top problems we respond to for emergency calls.
The Most Common Plumbing Problems Are As Follows:
Poor Installations or Faulty Workmanship – Poorly installed or defective plumbing fixtures can result in leaky basements, loose or broken stucco, or cracked and bubbled foundations resulting in water damage. You should call a plumbing expert for a complete inspection of your plumbing system at least once a year.
Leaky Dishwashers – A leaking dishwasher that constantly gurgles water might indicate a clogged or frozen drain by an pipe-sized bit of food beginning in your dishwashing machine. A plumber can snake the appliance out to solve the problem inexpensively. You might be able to get the dishwasher run on a different cycle, or clean up the excess food spillage to make sure it won’t happen again.
Frozen Pipes – Frozen pipes are usually caused by constant exposure to very cold temperatures. If you live near in an area that regularly freezes in the winter, you might have lots of experience with this problem.. If your pipes are frozen you can use a space heater to heat that part of the pipe up. Just know that the pipe damage is probably always done and frozen water is a lot easier to clean up that liquid water. To prevent pipe breaks, a plumber will professionally install thermal insulation around the piping to keep the area from freezing again.
Clogged Toilets – Overflowing toilets are a major problem with easy fixes if caught early. Overflowing toilets that are not caught early can cause thousands of dollars in damage. In an apartment or condo complex, you may be liable for damage to other people’s homes if the leak in your overflowing toilet damaged their walls.
In the case of a plumbing emergency, 1800 Plumber of Connecticut is on standby 24/7 for you. Call us today to have us diagnose leaks, repairs or any other plumbing issues your home may be experiencing.