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These days, more and more Atlanta, GA homeowners are making home repairs, DIY projects. There are videos online that can teach you to repair just about anything. Even though you can find a video for various home repairs, it doesn’t mean that every repair should be a DIY project. There are some jobs that should only be handled by a professional. Plumbing repairs are one of these jobs. The plumbing system in your home is very complex. There are many plumbing repairs that should only be handled by a licensed plumber.
#1 Leaking Faucet
Many people look at a leaking faucet, and they don’t think that it is a big deal. At first, the dripping sound can be annoying, but after a day or two, the sound becomes unnoticeable. A leaky faucet is more serious than you think. A dripping faucet can waste over 3,000 gallons of water each year. This is enough water for 180 showers. If your faucet is dripping, it can cause an increase in your water bill. Also, wasting water this way is bad for the environment. If your faucet is leaking, you should call a plumber. Not only will they be able to stop the dripping, but they will also be able to figure out what caused the dripping in the first place.
#2 Slow or Clogged Drains
If the drains in your Atlanta, GA home are slow, it can make many household tasks difficult or impossible. Many homeowners will try to remove the clog themselves using a liquid drain cleaner. Unfortunately, these products don’t always work. The liquid drain cleaner might not be powerful enough to break up the clog. If the drain is clogged completely, it might not even be able to reach the clog. Also, these products can be very harmful to the interior of your pipes.
When you call a licensed plumber, you can be sure that the clog will be removed safely and completely. A professional can use a few different methods to remove the clog, depending on the severity and location. Most plumbers will first try a drain snake to remove the clog. If this isn’t effective, they can use hydro-jetting. If the technician cannot find the location of the clog, a camera can be put down the drain to find the location so that it can be removed quickly.
#3 Rusty Water
When you turn on the water, it should come out clean. If the water has a brown tint, there is a good chance that it is rusty. Because it is not safe to bathe in rusty water, drink it, or cook with it, you should call a plumber as soon as you notice that the water contains rust.
If the hot and cold water is rusty, there is a good chance that the pipes’ interior has corroded and needs to be replaced. If just the hot water is rusty, the inside of your water heater tank has likely corroded. Either way, you will need to contact a licensed professional to repair the problem, making your water safe again.
#4 Poor Water Pressure
If the water pressure in your Atlanta, GA home has suddenly decreased, you should call a plumber. There are a number of issues that could be causing this annoying problem. It could be something simple like clogged aerators in the faucet. It could also be a clog in the pipe that delivers the water to the faucet. The issue could be something more serious, like a leak in the pipe that delivers the water. If this is the case, the water can pool up behind the wall or under the sink, which could create a serious mold issue behind the wall. Because this is a serious situation, it is best to call a plumber as soon as you notice that the water pressure has decreased.
#5 No Hot Water
Hot water is essential for many daily household tasks. Without hot water, you cannot shower, wash your dishes, do your laundry, and perform a number of other household chores. If you aren’t getting any hot water from your faucets, you should call a plumber. The problem likely lies within the water heater. If the thermostat or one of the heating elements is malfunctioning, the water won’t get hot, or it won’t get hot enough. Water heaters are complex appliances and should only be repaired by a licensed plumber. If you attempt a DIY repair, you could end up doing more harm than good. Also, attempting a DIY repair will void the warranty. If you are having hot water issues, you should leave the repair to a licensed professional.
#6 Running Toilet
If your toilet is functioning properly, it will run after your flush. Once the tank is full, the toilet will stop running. If your toilet is constantly running, it needs to be repaired. If there is an issue with the toilet plunger or if the tank’s seal is failing, it will cause the toilet to run constantly. Because a running toilet wastes so much water, it is a good idea to call a licensed professional as soon as you notice the problem.
If you are having any plumbing issues in your Atlanta, GA home, contact Peach Plumbing & Drain. Our technicians have over 72 years of combined experience, so you can be sure that we will get the job done right the first time. We understand that plumbing emergencies can arise at any time, which is why we offer emergency plumbing services. We are here to take your call 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
We take pride in our professionalism, and we will always be on time for your appointment. After diagnosing the problem, we will explain the situation with you and discuss your options. When you work with Peach Plumbing & Drain, you will always be kept in the loop.
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