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Every system in your Atlanta, GA home is essential in making your life more convenient. If any system in your home isn’t functioning properly, life in your home will be challenging. Simple daily tasks will be difficult if the water delivery system or the drainage system isn’t working correctly.
With all the home repair videos online today, many homeowners are making home repairs, DIY projects. While this is fine for some projects, you shouldn’t take the DIY route with plumbing repairs. Your plumbing system is complex, and if you make one small mistake, you could cause more damage.
If you are having any of the following issues, you should call a licensed plumber.
#1 Slow Or Clogged Drains
If the drains in your home are functioning correctly, water should flow down the drain quickly. A slow drain will cause the water to drain slowly, making simple tasks take longer than necessary. If you have a completely clogged drain, you won’t be able to use the sink or tub that is clogged.
Many people don’t call a plumber if they have a clogged drain. Instead, they try liquid drain cleaners in hopes of saving on the cost of a plumbing service. Unfortunately, these products aren’t always effective. There is no guarantee that the drain cleaner will remove the entire clog, resulting in another drain issue soon. If the drain is clogged entirely and the water won’t go down, the drain cleaner won’t either, making it completely useless. In addition, these products contain chemicals that can damage your pipes.
If you have a slow or clogged drain, it is best to call a licensed plumbing company. They can use a drain camera to find the location of the clog and determine the size. This information will allow the plumbing professional to remove the entire clog.
#2 Noisy Drains
Do you hear a gurgling sound when the water goes down the drain? If so, it is a sign that you have a significant clog in the drain that will soon clog the drain completely.
When there is a significant clog in the drain, the water will need to change directions to get through the pipes to exit the home. This change of direction creates air, which causes a gurgling sound when the water goes down.
A plumber can remove the entire clog, which will quiet your drains and ensure the water will drain freely.
#3 Water Pooling Under the Sink
If you open the cabinet under your kitchen sink or the vanity under your bathroom sink and see a puddle, you should immediately call a plumber. The pooling water is likely due to a leak that can cause significant water damage and waste a considerable amount of water, causing your water bills to increase.
It is best to call a plumbing professional to repair the leak. Owning a wrench doesn’t make you qualified to repair a leaking pipe. A plumber will come to your home to inspect the area to determine where the leak is coming from. This will allow them to choose the best method to stop the leak. Waiting to make the call is a bad idea because the water will continue leaking until the problem is resolved.
#4 Dripping Faucet
A dripping faucet is a nuisance to most people but not a serious issue that requires immediate attention. This is a mistake. If you have a dripping faucet in your Atlanta, GA home, there is an issue with the faucet. If you don’t call a plumbing company, the problem can escalate, and the dripping will become a steady stream of water. In addition, a dripping faucet wastes more water than you think. If your faucet is dripping one drop per second, you can waste 11 gallons of water per day and up to 330 gallons per month. This amount of wasted water will cause a significant spike in your water bill and is harmful to the environment.
A plumber can inspect the faucet to determine whether it needs to be repaired or replaced. Having the issue fixed will stop the dripping, saving water and money.
#5 Running Toilet
If the toilet in your home is constantly running, you have a problem that would require a plumbing professional. A properly functioning toilet should only run after the toilet is flushed. When the tank is full, it should stop running. There are a few issues that would cause your toilet to run continuously.
- The flapper is damaged, and the water is flowing right through it.
- The float needs to be adjusted.
- The refill tube is too long and needs to be shortened.
- The tank seal is failing.
- Your toilet has reached the end of its lifespan.
When you call a plumber, they will inspect your toilet to determine which issue is causing it to run. A running toilet can waste 30 gallons of water a day and 900 gallons per month. This is a significant amount of wasted water; therefore, you should call a plumbing company as soon as the toilet starts running continuously.
#6 Water Heater Issues
The water heater in your home is an essential part of your plumbing system. It is responsible for providing hot water. If the water heater isn’t working correctly, daily tasks that require hot water will be impossible. If your water heater is experiencing any of the following issues, you should call a plumbing professional.
- No hot water
- The water isn’t hot enough
- You frequently run out of hot water
- Poor hot water pressure
- Foul-smelling hot water
- Strange noises coming from the water heater
- Moisture or leaks around the unit
Waiting too long to call a plumbing professional can result in further damage that can decrease the lifespan of your water heater. Ignoring the issue could also result in the water heating flooding your home.
Why Choose Peach Plumbing & Drain?
If you have an issue with the plumbing system in your Atlanta, GA home and need to hire a plumber, contact Peach Plumbing & Drain. We have over 72 years of combined experience, and we have seen it all over the years. We can handle any job you have or us, whether it is a minor issue or a serious problem that requires extensive work.
If you need a plumber and we aren’t open, we offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call today.