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Many Callahan, FL homeowners make home repairs, DIY projects. Some choose the DIY route to save money, while others enjoy the feeling of accomplishment they get when they complete a job. While DIY is great for certain projects, plumbing repairs aren’t one of them.
Your home’s plumbing system is very complex. It takes just one minor mistake to cause more damage. In addition, errors can result in a flood.
If your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following issues, it is best to call a licensed plumber.
#1 Slow Or Clogged Drains
Slow and clogged drains are the most common plumbing repair. You can be very careful with what you put down the drain; however, food, grease, soap scum, and hair will find a way down the drain, causing a clog.
Many people don’t call a plumber right away when their drain is clogged. Instead, they try a liquid drain cleaner. If the water starts flowing down the drain after using a liquid drain cleaner, you will think it was effective; however, you can’t be sure if the entire clog was removed. If a small piece of the clog remains, you will have drain issues again soon. In addition, the harsh chemicals in these products can cause permanent damage to your pipes.
It is best to call a licensed plumbing professional to remove a clog from the drain. A professional can use a drain camera to find the clog’s location and determine the size. This information will help them decide the best method to remove the entire clog safely.
#2 Noisy Drains
If the drains in your home make a gurgling sound when the water goes down, you have a problem on your hands. You may believe that you don’t have a problem because the water is going down the drain, which is a mistake.
If there is a large clog, the water will need to change its path to get down the drain. This change in direction produces air, which causes a gurgling sound. If you ignore the issue, it won’t be long before the drain becomes completely clogged, and the water won’t go down at all.
A plumbing professional can remove the entire clog, which will quiet your drains and prevent a complete, inconvenient clog.
#3 Rust-Colored Water
When you turn on the water in your Callahan, FL home, you expect it to come out clear. Rust-colored water is a sign of a serious issue that would require the help of a licensed plumber.
Over time, your pipes can begin to corrode and rust. When this happens, the corrosion will contaminate your water, causing it to be rust-colored.
If the cold water comes out clear and just the hot water is discolored, the issue is with your water heater. Over time, sediment builds up in the water tank. When the sediment breaks apart, it will contaminate your water. This could also be a sign that your water heater is failing. When the inside of the tank starts to break down due to age, small pieces of metal and other minerals will contaminate the water.
It is unsafe to use contaminated water; therefore, you should call a plumbing professional immediately and not use the water until the problem is resolved.
#4 Poor Water Pressure
You rely on adequate water pressure in your home for simple daily tasks. Poor water flow can make simple tasks like washing your hair and rinsing a dish take longer than necessary. In addition, insufficient water pressure can affect the way your hot water-based appliances perform. If the water pressure is suddenly reduced, you should call a plumber.
A few different issues can cause inadequate water pressure. The most common is a clogged pipe; however, the issue can be more serious, such as an issue with the water main or a leak in the waterline. These problems can result in further issues and water damage; therefore, you should call a licensed plumbing professional right away.
If your cold water pressure is fine, but the hot water pressure is poor, the issue is with your water heater. When sediment builds up in the tank, it can clog the waterline, resulting in poor hot water pressure.
A plumber can figure out why your water pressure is reduced. After the repair is made, you will have adequate water pressure.
#5 Pooling Water
If you open a cabinet or vanity in your home and you see a puddle of water, you should call a plumber immediately. The pooling water signifies a leak in the pipe which should not be ignored.
The leak will waste a significant amount of water and cause water damage under the sink.
Fixing a leak is more complicated than you think, and owning a wrench doesn’t make you qualified to fix the problem yourself.
A plumbing professional can inspect the plumbing under the sink to find the leak and figure out what caused the leak in the pipe in the first place. The only way to prevent significant water damage is to call a plumbing company as soon as you see the pooling water.
#6 Dripping Faucet
A dripping faucet is more serious than you think and would require a call to a licensed plumber. You may believe that if the faucet is just dripping, it is an issue that can be ignored.
The faucet in your Callahan, FL home is dripping because there is an issue with the mechanics. If you let the problem persist for too long, the dripping could escalate to a steady stream that can’t be stopped.
Also, a dripping faucet wastes more water than you might think. In one day, a dripping faucet can waste 11 gallons of water per day and 330 gallons of water per month. This much-wasted water can cause a spike in your water bills and is harmful to the environment.
A licensed plumbing company can inspect the faucet to determine whether it can be repaired or if they need to install a new faucet to stop the dripping.
Why Choose Bert Norman’s Plumbing?
If you have an issue with your plumbing system and need to call a licensed plumber, contact Bert Norman’s Plumbing. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been serving customers in the area since 1985.
Our plumbers are highly trained, licensed, and insured. They are the knowledge and skill to handle any job you have, whether it is a minor repair or a more complex job.
Our plumbing professionals drive fully-loaded trucks with just about everything they will need to make plumbing repairs. In many cases, we will be able to resolve your issue on the same day.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call today.