6 Minor Plumbing Issues That Require Professional Help

Many homeowners face issues with their plumbing; from clogged drains to inconsistent heat. Rather than struggle with the issue on your own, it is best to call in a professional plumber.

We’ve listed some of the most common plumbing issues that require the help of a professional plumber.

1. Leaky Faucets

Many homeowners tend to ignore small leaks from their facets. But, ignoring this issue could lead to costly utility bills and even greater problems. Regardless of how small the leak is with your faucet it will inevitably increase your utility bill. Over time, this issue could cost you hundreds.

2. Clogged Drains

If you’ve tried to de-clog the drain yourself but it still persists it is best to call in a professional. Clogged drains are a very common plumbing issue. Although it can seem minor, if left untouched it can cause irrevocable damage. A clogged drain can result in water backing up in your pipes, as well as slow drainage.

3. Running Toilets

If your toilets constantly sound like they are running, you should contact a professional plumber to assess the issue. Having your toilets make this sound means that they are constantly using water. This constant use of water could lead to costly utility bills from the water that keeps running through the tank. This issue is likely minor and can often be resolved quickly by a professional. But, it could also be sings of a greater issue. A running toilet could be the result of a leak, flushing or filling issues with the tank. Either way, it is best to call in a professional plumber who will be able to assess the toilet in your home.

4. Low Water Pressure

If your home experiences low water pressure, you should consider contacting a plumber. Low after pressure is a common issue that may not seem serious at first. However, low water pressure could be caused by a number of sever issues. The most common issues that this could be a result of is a pipe leak. Pipe leaks may not be immediately noticed by homeowners as they are often hidden within the walls. Slow drains could also be caused by sediment build up. Regardless of the issue, the plumber will be able to identify and resolve it quickly.

5. No Hot Water

If your home’s hot water isn’t working you should contact a professional plumber immediately. Not having hot water in your home is often caused by a fault in the hot water tank. If the home uses an electric heater, chances are the heating elements inside the tank have burned out. Also, if your home’s hot water doesn’t seem to get ‘too hot’ you should have a professional in to investigate. You should call for help before the home is completely without hot water. It is best to contact a professional at this time, because it indicates your burners are beginning to wear down. In both cases, it is best to contact a professional who will be better equipped to resolve the issue.

6. Water Stains

If you’ve notice any water stains on your ceilings (or walls) it is best to call in a professional plumber. Water stains are often an indication that a pipe in your home is leaking. These issues are severe and should be handled immediately.  If left untouched, the sitting water from a plumbing leak could result in mold, mildew, structural damage, and more.  But, a plumber will be able to identify where the leak is coming from, and how it should be fixed.

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