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As plumbers, we have seen pretty much every plumbing problem you could imagine but there are some plumbing issues we see more than ever. Some of the most basic plumbing issues are avoidable if you know what to look for and proper plumbing habits. The following is a list of the most common plumbing issues in Sugar Land, TX. Becoming familiar with these issues can give you a better idea of when it is time to call a professional, and what minor adjustments can be made to possibly avoid becoming a victim of these issues.
No one likes a drippy faucet. Not only is it annoying and a major waste of water, but over time it can lead to larger problems if left unattended. For this reason, you should address the reason your faucet is dripping and fix the problem. Sometimes a simple O ring change will be enough to solve the problem, other times you may need to call a professional to take a better look at the faucet. Improper installation and/or corrosion can also be a reason why the faucet is dripping. If you have already tried to change the washer, then it’s time to give a plumber a call to investigate
Right up there on the list of annoying things to deal with in your home is a running toilet. However, outside of being annoying, a running toilet can be extremely expensive. If you don’t address a running toilet you can waste as much as 200 gallons a day depending on how high you have your tank set to. Not only is that extremely wasteful, but it will seriously impact your water bill. It is a lot cheaper to pay a plumber to come out and look at your toilet than it is to pay hundreds of dollars on your water bill each month that the toilet continues to run.
There are several reasons that a toilet may continue to run including issues with the refill tube, worn-out flush valves, a flapper chain that is improperly charged, or a toilet handle that has corroded and needs to be changed. Jiggling the toilet handle may work for the short-term, but if you have kids in the home it probably isn’t getting jiggled every time which means you are wasting water and need to call a professional.
There are a lot of potential causes for leaking pipes, which is why it is so important that you have a professional come investigate the cause in Sugar Land, TX. You don’t want to ignore leaking pipes because left unaddressed a leaking pipe can become a burst pipe. At the very least, a leaking pipe will drive up your water bill which can end up to be more than the plumber’s bill. Some of the most common reasons that you may have leaking pipes in your home include excessive water pressure, damage to the pipe joint, corrosion, incorrect pipe installation, and clogs. While older homes are more prone to leaky pipes due to simple aging, any home can have a leaky pipe.
If you have a high water bill and no explanation for it, there is a good chance that you have a leaking pipe somewhere in your home. You should investigate the exposed pipes in your home and look for signs of water leaking which can include mold, damp spots, and wet pipelines. Sometimes the leaky pipe is hidden behind drywall, in which case you will need an experienced plumber to help isolate the problem and repair it.
Low Water Pressure
No one wants to be greeted in the morning by a trickle of water in the shower. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it makes the process of washing yourself or anything in your house tedious. Low water pressure is a problem that should be addressed immediately by a plumber. Even more so if the change in water pressure occurs overnight. A home that experiences a sudden drop in water pressure all over may have a large issue with its plumbing system. It is best to have a professional come out right away before a true emergency occurs like a massive sewage back-up or a burst pipe.
Some of the most common reasons for acute changes in water pressure include clogs in a local drain or sewer line, cracked sewer lines, hidden water leaks, and pipe corrosion. Once again, this is only a quick list. A professional will be able to investigate the situation and find more individualized causes. Low water pressure is not something that you want to attempt to live with because eventually, a bigger problem will reveal itself. It is much better for the plumber to reveal it over your plumbing system.
No one wants to deal with a clogged drain, but they are inevitable in most homes. Even homeowners with the best plumbing etiquette eventually will have clogs occur from continual use. Some of the most common culprits of clogs include oil, grease, hair, and sewage. Homes with young children often experience clogs because someone flushed something down a toilet. Older homes are more likely to experience clogs because their pipes are older. Homes with large trees in the front are more prone to sewer clogs due to roots that impede sewage drainage. A plumber can come out to your home and inspect the drain to both free the clog, and help you prevent it from occurring again.
Some homes will need routine drain cleaning from a professional to stay clog-free. This is especially true for homes with tree root issues since removing the tree is usually not an option. If you have a clog or any other plumbing problem give bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of West Houston a call. We will be happy to come out and investigate any issue. Our trained plumbers can identify and fix almost any plumbing issue so call us today.