Any system as complex as household plumbing is going to run into problems at some point. Although you won’t have to worry about battling weekly issues in your home’s plumbing in Santa Clarita, CA (unless you had the worst possible initial plumbing installation), there are a few common plumbing troubles you may see in the future. In most cases, only a professional plumber can make the necessary repairs or replacements to correct the problem.
Below is a list of five common plumbing woes that require the help of a licensed plumber.
1. Leaking pipes
We discussed hidden leaks late last year, but it needs to be repeated here. Leaking can occur in both old and new pipes, although it’s more frequent in older ones. If you know what signs to look for, you can catch the leaks early on and call a plumber. Please don’t delay, since those leaks accumulate water damage.
2. Drop in water pressure
When you turn on faucets or other taps around the house and discover the water pressure has plunged noticeably, it’s more than just an inconvenience. It can mean a serious problem with the water line or extensive leaks. It may also be a municipal issue, so we recommend you check with your neighbors to see if they’re experiencing the same problem before you call on a plumber.
3. Slow drains and clogged drains
This may be the most common plumbing problem for homes. Fortunately, you can sometimes fix a slow/clogged drain with basic tools like a plunger or a hand-cranked drain snake. If you can’t, it’s a job for a plumber with drain cleaning tools. Don’t reach for chemical drain cleaners to solve the clog, since these cleaners are acidic and may damage the drainpipe, and are only a stopgap measure at best.
If clogs are occurring all around your house at one time, the issue is probably in the sewer line. This is a major problem, and you need to have the best plumbers on the job ASAP.
4. Toilet won’t stop running
If a toilet continues to run water into the tank after a flush, it will waste plenty of water. Although you can try jiggling the handle to see if this fixes the trouble (and it might), the toilet may have more serious malfunctions, such as leaks or worn gaskets. If the problem persists, call a plumber right away.
5. Faulty water heater
The water heater is a critical part of the plumbing for your house: you can’t do many basic chores or keep clean if you don’t have a steady supply of hot water available. A water heater can start to fail in a variety of ways, such as a drop in water temperature, a decline in hot water volume, or signs of corrosion appearing in the water. Please don’t attempt a DIY repair on your water heater: only pros can get the job done right.
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