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You use your plumbing system many times a day, all day long. If there is an issue with your plumbing system, it can be challenging to perform everyday tasks, even minor problems.
If the plumbing system in your home is experiencing any of the following issues. DIY plumbing repairs aren’t recommended because your plumbing system is complex, and you need formal training to diagnose the problem correctly and repair the issue successfully. Therefore, it is best to call a licensed professional to make the necessary repair.
#1 You Have No Water
A lack of water coming from the taps in your Buckhead, GA home is a serious problem because running water is essential to your daily life; therefore, you may need to call a plumber.
Before making the call, check your records to ensure your water bills have been paid. Non-payment can result in the water company turning off your water. You should also check the water company’s website to ensure there isn’t a widespread outage.
There are a few issues that can prevent water from coming from the taps in your home. These include:
- A problem with the water main
- A significant clog in the pipe that delivers the water to your home.
- A substantial leak in the waterline
- There is no power going to the water pump
A plumber can inspect your plumbing system to determine why you have no water to make the necessary repair. It is best to make the call right away because the longer you wait, the longer you will have to go without water.
#2 Insufficient Water Pressure
Sufficient water pressure is essential for many everyday tasks, such as washing the dishes and washing your hair. In addition, your water-based appliances need adequate water pressure to function at peak performance.
If just the hot water pressure is poor, there is likely sludge in the water tank clogging the lines, reducing the water pressure.
If the hot and cold water pressure is insufficient, the issue is with the plumbing system. Several issues can cause this problem, and you will need a plumber to find the cause.
- An issue with the main shutoff valve
- A problem with the water meter valve
- The pressure regulator is failing
- A significant clog in the pipes
- The pipes are old and corroded
- Faulty fixtures
- A significant leak somewhere in the plumbing system
Because so many issues can cause insufficient water pressure, you will need a plumbing company to inspect the plumbing system to find the cause so they can make the necessary repairs.
#3 Discolored Water
The water coming from the taps in your Buckhead, GA home should always run clear. If the water has a brown tint, you should call an emergency plumber.
If just the hot water is contaminated, there could be sediment in the water tank contaminating the water, or the inside of the tank could be breaking down, causing small pieces of metal and mineral deposits to contaminate the water.
If the hot and cold water is discolored, the issue is with the plumbing system. As your pipes age, the inside of the pipes can start to rust and corrode, and the corrosion and rust can contaminate the water.
It is unsafe to use contaminated water; therefore, you should call an emergency plumbing professional.
A plumber can figure out why the water is contaminated so they can take the necessary steps to resolve the problem.
#4 Drain Clogs
Drain clogs can be very frustrating, even if the clog is small. Small clogs can cause the water to drain slowly, which will cause the sink or tub to fill when the water runs. Running the water for too long can result in an overflow that can cause extensive water damage. Over time, a small clog can escalate to a large clog that prevents the water from draining, and you won’t be able to use the sink or tub until the clog has been removed.
Drain clogs should be removed by a licensed plumbing company. You may want to try a liquid drain cleaner to save money; however, this isn’t the best idea. The drain cleaner may break up the clog enough for the water to drain; however, if a small piece of the clog remains in the drain, it can quickly escalate to a significant clog, causing drain issues again. Also, these products contain harsh chemicals designed to break up clogs, and these chemicals can cause permanent damage to the pipes.
A plumber can put a drain camera down the drain to find the clog and get a good look at it. This will help them choose the best way to reach the clog and the best way to remove it.
#5 Toilet Clogs
When the toilet in your Buckhead, GA home is clogged, you won’t be able to flush. Trying to flush the toilet will result in a nasty overflow that can cause a flood in the bathroom. You can’t use a clogged toilet which is a frustrating issue, and it is even more frustrating if you only have one bathroom in your home.
In many cases, plunging the toilet will break up the clog enough to be flushed. However, if the plunger isn’t effective, the clog is either too large, too solid, or located too far down the drainpipe for the plunger to be effective. In this case, you should call a plumbing company.
A plumber can use a drain camera to see the clog and determine its location. This information will help them choose the best way to reach the clog and the best way to get it out of the drainpipe or allow the toilet to flush.
Why Choose Peach Plumbing & Drain?
If you have a plumbing issue and need to hire a plumber, call Peach Plumbing & Drain. We are a full-service plumbing company with over 72 years of combined experience. Our plumbers are formally trained, skilled and experienced, and can handle any issue, whether the repair is simple or complex.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call today.