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You rely greatly on the plumbing system in your Brookhaven, GA home. Your plumbing system is made up of two main parts. The first is the water delivery system, which brings clean, treated water into your home. The second is the drainage system, which is responsible for removing water and waste from the home. If there is an issue with either system, simple daily tasks can be difficult or impossible.
If your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following issues, you should schedule a plumbing service appointment.
#1 Slow Or Clogged Drains
If water goes down the drain slowly or won’t go down the drain at all, you should schedule an appointment with a plumber. You may be tempted to try a liquid drain cleaner in hopes of saving money, but there is no guarantee that the drain cleaner will remove the entire clog. If the drain is clogged completely, liquid drain cleaners are useless. In addition, these products contain chemicals that can cause damage to your plumbing system.
When you schedule a plumbing service appointment, the plumber will use one of a few methods to remove the clog, based on the size and location. When you schedule an appointment with a plumber, you can be sure the entire clog will be removed safely.
#2 Poor Water Pressure
If the water pressure in your home is poor, daily tasks that require water can take longer than they should. Also, your water-based appliances won’t function properly. This is a frustrating issue that would require making an appointment for a plumbing service.
If the water pressure is poor in just one tap or showerhead, the aerator could be clogged. If the water pressure from every tap and showerhead is poor, you could have a leak in the waterline, which is a serious problem. When water leaks from the waterline, it can cause water damage and mold growth in the leak area.
It is best to schedule an appointment with a plumber right away. A plumber can inspect your plumbing system to find the source of the leak and make the necessary repairs.
#3 Dripping Faucet
Many Brookhaven, GA homeowners don’t worry too much if their faucet is dripping. They assume that because the faucet is only dripping, they aren’t wasting much water; therefore, plumbing service isn’t worth the cost. A dripping faucet is more serious than most people think. If the faucet is dripping, it signifies an issue with the mechanics. If you ignore the problem, the dripping can escalate to a steady flow. In addition, a dripping faucet wastes more water than you think. A faucet that drips one drop per second can waste up to 11 gallons of water per day and 330 gallons per month.
If you have a dripping faucet, it is best to schedule an appointment with a plumber right away. The plumber will pay for itself in the money you can save on your water bill once the repair has been made.
#4 Running Toilet
If you think a dripping faucet wastes a lot of water, you will be shocked by the amount of water wasted by a toilet that runs constantly. A running toilet can waste 30 gallons a day and 900 gallons a month.
If the toilet in your home is working properly, the toilet will run after you flush, and it will stop running when the toilet tank is full. If it continues running, you should schedule an appointment with a plumber.
There are a few issues that could be causing the problem, such as a damaged flapper, the float height needs to be adjusted, the refill tube is too long, or the tank’s seal is failing.
When you make an appointment with a plumbing company, a plumber will inspect your toilet to figure out why it is running, so they can make the necessary repairs.
#5 Discolored Water
If the water coming from the taps in your home has a brownish tint, there is likely rust in the water. Because it isn’t safe to use rusty water, this is a serious issue, and you should schedule a plumbing service appointment immediately.
If it is just the hot water that is discolored, the issue lies within your water heater. If the hot and cold water is discolored, your pipes may be corroded and need to be replaced. When you schedule an appointment with a plumbing company, a plumber will inspect your plumbing system to find the corroded pipes.
#6 Water Heater Issues
If the water heater in your home isn’t functioning properly, any task that requires hot water will be impossible. If your water heater is experiencing any of the following issues, you should schedule an appointment for plumbing service immediately.
- No hot water
- The water isn’t getting hot enough
- Poor hot water pressure
- Discolored hot water
- Banging sounds coming from the water tank
- Moisture or water pooling around the water tank
If you don’t schedule an appointment with a plumbing company as soon as you notice the issue, a minor issue can quickly become a major one.
#7 Frozen Pipes
Winters in Brookhaven, GA, are relatively mild, which is why many homeowners don’t put heat tape around their pipes to keep them from freezing. It is not uncommon for the temperature at night to drop below freezing, which can put your pipes at risk for freezing. If you don’t schedule an emergency plumbing service appointment immediately and the pipes expand, the pipes can burst. This can cause a major flood in your home.
When you schedule an appointment with a plumbing company, the plumber will thaw your pipes quickly and safely.
Why Choose Peach Plumbing & Drain?
If you need to schedule an appointment for plumbing service, contact Peach Plumbing & Drain. We have over 72 years of combined plumbing experience and can handle any job you have for us.
We have been in the business long enough to know that plumbing issues can arise at the most inconvenient times, which is why we offer emergency plumbing service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you aren’t sure if we truly are the best in the business, check out our reviews on Google. We have a 5-star rating, with hundreds of rave reviews.
To schedule an appointment with a plumber, give us a call today.