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At some point or another, you will have an issue with a system in your Memorial City home, and this includes your plumbing system. Some plumbing issues are minor and simple to repair; however, some are more serious and require extensive repairs. The best way to prevent a minor issue from escalating to a major problem is to identify problems early so the repair can be made right away.
Many homeowners today are making home repairs DIY projects. With all the DIY videos online today, you can find a video to teach you to perform many home repairs; however, not all projects should be DIY, and a plumbing repair is one of them.
The plumbing system in your home is very complex and should only be handled by a professional. In addition, certain symptoms could be due to multiple problems; therefore, you will need a professional to figure out what is causing the problem.
If your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following issues, it is best to call a licensed plumber.
#1 Drain Issues
When you run the water in your home, it should flow quickly and freely down the drain. If the water drains slowly, you should call a plumbing company.
The water is draining slowly because there is a clog in the drain. The longer the clog remains in the drain, the larger it will become, and it can eventually cause a complete clog, and the water won’t go down the drain at all.
You may be tempted to use a liquid drain cleaner to remove the clog; however, this is a bad idea. You can’t be sure if the entire clog has been removed. If it hasn’t, it will continue to grow and can cause a complete clog. Also, these products contain chemicals that can cause damage to the drainpipe.
When you call a plumber, they will use a drain camera to get a good look at the clog to determine the size and location. This information will allow them to figure out the best method to remove the clog and the best way to reach the clog. Hiring a professional will ensure the entire clog has been removed safely.
#2 Water Heater Issues
Even though the water heater in your Memorial City home is technically an appliance, it is still an essential part of your plumbing system. Without a properly functioning water heater, you won’t have hot water, which you need many times a day.
If your water heater is experiencing any of the following issues, you should call a licensed plumbing company.
- You have no hot water.
- The water isn’t hot enough.
- You run out of hot water often.
- Strange sounds coming from the unit
- Poor hot water pressure
- Discolored hot water
- Foul-smelling hot water
- Moisture or leaks around the unit
Your water heater is a complex appliance. There are plenty of working parts, and many different issues can cause the problems listed above. This is why you should leave the job to a plumber. In addition, a DIY repair will void the warranty if it hasn’t expired yet.
A licensed plumbing company can inspect your water heater to diagnose the problem and repair whatever is broken. Leaving the job to a professional will ensure the repair will be made safely and correctly.
#3 Toilet Issues
Toilet issues can be frustrating, especially if you only have one toilet in your home.
The most common toilet issue is a clog. If someone flushes too much toilet paper or something that shouldn’t have been flushed, it can create a clog that makes it impossible to flush the toilet. In many cases, plunging the toilet can release the clog, allowing it to go down when you flush. If the clog is very large or too far down in the drainpipe, the plunger won’t work, and you will need to call a licensed plumbing company.
Plumbers have the knowledge and equipment to remove the entire clog so you can start using the toilet again.
A running toilet is another common issue. Your toilet should run when you flush, and it should stop when the tank is full. If the toilet runs constantly, you should call a licensed plumbing company.
It is easy to ignore a running toilet, but you shouldn’t. A running toilet can waste up to 30 gallons of water a day and 900 gallons in a month. This could cause your water bills to increase significantly.
There are a few issues that can cause a toilet to run constantly.
- The flapper is cracked and cannot hold the water in the tank.
- The tank seal is beginning to fail.
- The float height needs to be adjusted.
- The overflow hose is disconnected or failing.
- The toilet has reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.
Because there are so many issues that can cause your toilet to run, it is best to call a plumbing company. Plumbers are toilet experts and can easily diagnose the problem.
If there is water pooling in your kitchen cabinet or the bathroom vanity, you should call a plumber immediately. The same is true if there are water spots on the ceiling, walls, or floors. These are signs of a leak in your plumbing system and would require a call to an emergency plumber.
Allowing a leak to persist can result in a significant amount of water damage in your Memorial City home. It could also promote mold growth and will waste a considerable amount of water.
A plumber can inspect your plumbing system to find the source of the leak and make the necessary repair.
Why Choose bluefrog Plumbing & Drain of West Houston?
If you have a plumbing issue and need the help of a licensed plumber, contact bluefrog Plumbing & Drain of West Houston. We are a full-service plumbing company with an excellent reputation in the community and the industry. We are a member of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce and an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. In addition, we are a Google Guaranteed business and have a 5-star rating.
Our plumbers are professionally trained, highly skilled, and can handle any job you have, whether it is something simple or requires a major plumbing repair.
To schedule an appointment for any plumbing service we provide, give us a call today.