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In a perfect world, your home’s plumbing system would be invincible, and you would never have to worry about plumbing issues. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world, and plumbing issues occur. Because you rely so much on your plumbing system, even a minor problem can cause chaos in your Memorial City home, making life in the home inconvenient.
Some people without professional plumbing training often regret attempting a DIY repair. Your plumbing system is very complex, and a simple mistake could end up creating more issues.
If you are dealing with any of the following plumbing issues, it is best to call a licensed plumbing service. Plumbers are professionally trained and can fix a plumbing problem correctly.
#1 Drain Clogs
One of the most common calls a plumber gets is for drain clogs. You can be very careful with what you put down the drain. However, when you rinse or wash a dish, food and grease will go down the drain and cause a clog. In addition, soap and hair can clog the shower drain.
Many homeowners will try a liquid drain cleaner to remove clogs; however, this isn’t the best idea. The drain cleaner may remove enough of the clog to allow the water to drain, but there is no guarantee the entire clog has been removed. If it hasn’t, it is just a matter of time before the clog gets larger, affecting the water’s ability to drain. Also, these products contain harsh chemicals that can damage your pipes.
A plumber can use a drain camera to find the clog’s location and determine the size. This will help them determine the best way to eliminate the entire clog, and you won’t need to worry about another clog occurring soon.
#2 Toilet Issues
Toilet issues can be frustrating, especially if you only have one bathroom in your home. Toilet clogs are the most common issue, and a clog can prevent the toilet from flushing. Trying to flush a clogged toilet can result in an overflow. Toilet clogs occur when you flush too much toilet paper and waste or if you flush something that shouldn’t have been flushed.
In many cases, you can use a plunger to break up the clog enough that it can be flushed. However, if the clog is large or located too far down the drainpipe, the plunger won’t help, and you will need to call a plumbing company.
A licensed professional can remove the entire clog safely, and you can start using the toilet again.
A running toilet is another common issue. Your toilet is designed to run until the tank is full, preparing for the next flush. If the toilet continues to run when the tank is full, you should call a plumber.
Several issues can cause the toilet in your Memorial City home to run constantly.
- The flapper is damaged
- The refill tube is too long
- The float height needs to be adjusted
- The tank seal is failing
- Your toilet has reached the end of its lifespan
A running toilet wastes a significant amount of water. A running toilet can increase your water bill by up to $60 in just one day; therefore, it is best to call a licensed professional right away.
#3 Water Heater Issues
The water heater in your Memorial City home is technically an appliance; however, it is also an essential component in your home’s plumbing system. Your water heater stores hot water in the tank, so it is available when you need it. Issues with your water heater can prevent hot water from coming into the home, and some can contaminate the water, and some can cause a significant flood in your home.
If your water heater is experiencing any of the following issues, it is best to call a plumber.
- You have no hot water.
- The water isn’t getting hot enough.
- You run out of hot water frequently.
- Discolored hot water
- Foul-smelling hot water
- Unusual sounds coming from the water heater
- Moisture or leaks around the unit
A licensed professional can diagnose the issue to determine if the unit can be repaired or if a replacement is the best option.
#4 Dripping Faucet
A dripping faucet may seem like a minor annoyance that can be ignored; however, a dripping faucet is more serious than you think and will require the help of a licensed plumber.
Your faucet is dripping due to an issue such as a worn washer, a faulty O ring, or the faucet may have reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced. Ignoring the issue can cause the dripping to escalate to a steady stream that cannot be turned off.
In addition, a dripping faucet wastes more water than you think. Up to 30 gallons of water is wasted in one day and up to 900 gallons a month. This is a significant amount of wasted water and will cause your water bill to increase drastically.
A licensed professional can inspect the faucet to determine why it is dripping so they can make the necessary repair.
Why Choose bluefrog Plumbing & Drain of West Houston?
If you have a plumbing issue and need to hire a plumber, call bluefrog Plumbing & Drain of West Houston. We are a full-service plumbing company, serving residential and commercial customers for several years.
Our plumbers are professionally trained, skilled, and qualified to repair any issue, whether simple or complex. They are also here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you notice the problem at 2 am, we’re here. If your drains clog on Christmas Day, we can remove the clog before your company arrives. If your pipes burst on a Sunday evening, we will be there to repair the pipe. Many companies say they provide emergency service, but when customers call, they get an answering service and need to wait for plumbing service. We say we provide emergency service, and we mean it.
If you have a plumbing issue and want to work with the best plumber in the business, give us a call today.