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In a perfect world, your plumbing system will never have an issue as long as you live in your Houston Heights home. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world, and plumbing issues can arise at any time of the day or night.
Most plumbing issues can make your life inconvenient, and some can prevent you from using the plumbing system. In addition, some plumbing issues can cause a leak in your home that can cause water damage and mold growth in your home.
If you have no formal plumbing training, DIY plumbing repairs aren’t recommended. It takes years of training and experience to diagnose and repair plumbing problems correctly; therefore, it is best to hire a licensed professional if your plumbing system is experiencing any of the signs listed below.
#1 Dripping Faucet
A dripping faucet may not seem like a serious issue because the water is only dripping; however, if it isn’t fixed, the dripping can escalate to a steady stream that can’t be stopped.
The faucet in your home is dripping because of an issue with the mechanics. The washer or gasket could be worn, a loose O ring or the valve seat could be corroded. If the faucet is old, it may have reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.
A plumber can inspect the faucet so the problem can be removed. It is best not to wait to call a licensed professional because the longer the faucet drips, the more water you will waste. A dripping faucet can waste up to 11 gallons of water per day and 330 gallons per month, which will cause a significant increase in your water bill.
#2 Running Toilet
If you think a dripping faucet wastes a lot of water, you will be shocked by the amount of water you will waste if your toilet runs constantly. A running toilet wastes so much water that your water bill will increase by up to $60 per day. Ignoring the issue can result in you getting a water bill that you can’t afford to pay.
The toilet in your Houston Heights home is designed to run when the toilet is flushed, filling the tank for the next flush. If your toilet continues to run when the tank is full, you should call a plumbing company.
A few issues can cause the toilet to run, and you will need a licensed professional to determine the cause.
- The flapper won’t stay closed or is cracked
- The refill tube needs to be shortened.
- The float height needs to be adjusted.
- The tank’s seal is failing.
- The toilet has reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.
When the problem is resolved, the toilet will stop running constantly, and your monthly water bills will go back to normal, and you will be doing your part for the environment.
#3 Clogged Toilet
Toilet clogs occur when too much toilet paper and water are flushed. Clogs also happen when something is flushed that shouldn’t have been. In many cases, plunging the toilet will break up the clog enough to be flushed; however, you will need to call a plumber if the plunger doesn’t remove the clog.
If the clog is too large or solid or is located too far down the drainpipe, you will need to call a licensed professional to remove the clog. You cannot use the toilet until the clog is removed; therefore, it is best to make the call right away.
#4 Clogged Drain
Drain clogs are frustrating because the clog can prevent the water from draining correctly. A small clog can cause the water to drain slowly, causing the sink or tub to fill when you let the water run. Large clogs can block the pipe completely, and the water won’t drain at all. If this happens, you can’t use the sink or tub until the clog is removed.
Liquid drain cleaners aren’t 100 percent effective and damage the pipe; therefore, it is best to call a professional to remove the clog. They can send a drain camera down the drain to find the clog’s location, allowing the plumber to remove the entire clog safely.
#5 Poor Water Pressure
Adequate water pressure is essential for many everyday household tasks. In addition, your water-based appliances need sufficient water pressure to do their jobs correctly. If the water pressure in your Houston Heights has weakened suddenly, you should call a professional.
If just the hot water pressure is poor, there is likely sludge at the bottom of your water heater and is clogging the waterline. A plumber can clear the water line and try to flush the sludge from the water from the tank.
If the hot and cold water pressure is insufficient, the issue is with the plumbing system. A few problems can cause reduced water pressure, including:
- A problem with the main shutoff valve.
- A problem with the water meter valve.
- The pressure regulator is failing.
- The pipes are corroded.
- A leak significant leak
A plumber can inspect your plumbing system to determine the cause and solve the problem, improving the water pressure.
Why Choose bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of West Houston?
If you need to hire a plumber and want to work with the best plumbing company around, call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of West Houston.
We are a full-service plumbing company, and our plumbers are formally trained, highly skilled, licensed, and insured. They can handle any plumbing issue, regardless of the complexity of the repair.
We have earned an excellent reputation over the years and are a proud member of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce. We are a Google Approved business and have a 5-star rating. Also, in 2021, Expertise.com named us the Best Plumbers In Sugar Land.
Our plumbers provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you have an emergency plumbing issue.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing repair, give us a call or schedule online.