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All homeowners rely on their plumbing systems to go about their daily lives. The plumbing system in your home is complex and made up of two separate systems, the water supply system and the drainage system. If part of either system isn’t functioning properly, it can make everyday tasks in your home difficult and even impossible.
If you are having any issues with the plumbing system in your home, it isn’t a good idea to make the repairs a DIY project. Because your plumbing system is so complex, you might not understand the severity of the problem, and your attempted repair can make the problem worse. If you are experiencing any of the issues below, you should call a professional plumbing service.
#1 Poor Water Pressure
There is nothing worse than having poor water pressure coming from your faucets and showerheads. Poor water pressure can make it difficult to rinse your hair in the shower. It can also make it hard to wash dishes, and your water-based appliances such as your washing machine and dishwasher won’t function properly.
If the water pressure in your home is poor, it could be something simple like a clogged aerator. However, it could be something more serious, like a leaking or broken water line. If this is what is causing the poor water pressure, it can cause water damage to your home, and the standing water will promote the growth of mold and mildew.
If your home’s water pressure is suddenly poor, it is best to call for service immediately.
#2 Slow Or Clogged Drains
There is nothing more frustrating than when your drains are slow or clogged. If the water cannot go down the drain properly, it will make everyday tasks difficult.
Many homeowners will try to open the drains themselves using a liquid drain cleaner. Unfortunately, these products don’t always work, and they can be damaging to your pipes. Some homeowners will try to clear the drains with a drain snake, but if you don’t know what you are doing, you can end up causing serious damage to the pipes, causing a leak.
When you hire a plumbing service, they will be able to remove the clog completely and safely. Once the water is draining freely again, life in your home will return to normal.
#3 Gurgling Drains
When the water goes down the drain, you shouldn’t hear any noise. If you hear a gurgling sound when the water goes down the drain, you should call a plumbing service.
When there is a large clog in the pipes, the water will need to change directions to find a clear path through the pipes. This change in direction can cause a gurgling sound in the pipes. When this happens, you should call a plumbing service immediately to remove the clog. If you allow the problem to persist, it won’t be long before the pipes will be completely clogged, and the water won’t drain at all.
#4 Dripping Faucets
Many Atlanta, GA homeowners don’t think much of it when their faucets start dripping. After a day or two, the sound of the dripping faucet becomes white noise, and you won’t even hear it after a while.
If your faucet is dripping, you should call for plumbing service immediately. If the faucet is dripping, it is a sign that there is an issue with one of the faucet’s inner parts. Also, a leaking faucet can waste a great deal of water. Since the water is coming out in drips, you might not think that you are wasting a lot of water; however, a dripping faucet can waste over 3,000 gallons of water per year. This can cause a significant increase in your water bill.
It is best to hire a plumbing service as soon as you notice that the faucet is leaking.
#5 Water Heater Issues
The water heater in your home is one of the most essential appliances. If your water heater isn’t working properly, you won’t be able to take a shower and perform many household tasks. Also, without hot water, your water-based appliances won’t function properly.
If your water heater is experiencing any of the issues listed below, you should call for plumbing service immediately.
- You have no hot water.
- The water isn’t getting hot enough.
- You are running out of hot water faster than usual.
- Your hot water is coming out rusty.
- Your hot water smells bad or is cloudy.
- Your water heater is making strange sounds.
- There is moisture or leaks around the water heater.
#6 Frozen Pipes
The weather in Atlanta, GA, is relatively mild; however, it isn’t uncommon for the temperature on a winter night to drop below freezing. When this happens, your pipes are at risk of freezing. If you try to turn your water on when it is very cold outside, and nothing comes out, your pipes have likely frozen. This is considered an emergency situation, and you should call a plumbing service immediately.
When the water in the pipes freezes, it expands, which can cause the pipes to burst, resulting in a major flood. A licensed plumber will know how to thaw the pipes as quickly and safely as possible to prevent major damage to the pipes.
If you have any issues with the plumbing system in your home, you should contact Peach Plumbing & Drain. We are a locally owned, family operated business and have been serving home and business owners in the area for many years.
Professionalism is important to us, which is why we hire only highly skilled, licensed plumbers. We understand that plumbing issues can arise at any time, which is why we offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Peach Plumbing & Drain is a full-service plumbing company, and we can handle any issue you have for us.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call today.