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The plumbing system in your Atlanta, GA home is essential. Your plumbing system delivers clean, treated water to the home, and it removes water and waste. If your plumbing system isn’t functioning properly, life in your home can be difficult and very inconvenient.
Some homeowners will try to handle the plumbing repairs in their homes to save some money. However, if you don’t know what you are doing, you can do more damage, resulting in an expensive bill from the plumber.
If you are experiencing any of the issues listed below, it is best to call a professional in plumbing and repair.
#1 No Water
If you turn on the faucet and nothing comes out, you should check another faucet to see if the problem is with one faucet or with everyone. You should also check your bank records to ensure that your water bills have been paid and are up-to-date. Finally, check with a neighbor to be sure there isn’t a widespread outage.
If everything checks out and you still have no water, you should schedule an appointment for plumbing repair. There are a few issues that could be causing your water issues. These include:
- Old, corroded water lines
- Clogged tap connection
- Corroded or clogged pipes
- Frozen pipes
The best way to get your water running as quickly as possible is to hire a professional plumber.
#2 Poor Water Pressure
If the water pressure in your Atlanta, GA home is poor, it can be very frustrating. Poor water pressure makes it difficult to rinse the shampoo from your hair and rinse food off your dishes. If your water pressure was always fine and suddenly it is poor, you should schedule an appointment for plumbing repair.
The problem could be something simple like a clogged aerator. This is a relatively simple and inexpensive fix. The problem could also be something more serious, like a leak in the waterline. This is a serious issue because as the water leaks, it can cause structural damage to your home and promote mold growth. The best way to protect your home and get your water pressure back to normal is to hire a professional in plumbing repair.
#3 Rusty Water
If you turn on your faucet or shower and the water comes out rusty, you should schedule an appointment for plumbing repair right away.
It is not safe to shower in rusty water. It is also unsafe to cook with it and drink it, which makes this a plumbing emergency. Rusty water is often caused by corroded pipes that need to be replaced. Until you call a professional plumber, your water won’t be safe for use.
#4 Slow Or Clogged Drains
There is nothing more frustrating than when water goes down the drains slowly or when it doesn’t go down at all. Some homeowners will try to repair the problem themselves using a liquid drain cleaner. These products aren’t always effective, especially if the drain is completely clogged. They also contain harsh chemicals that can cause serious damage to your pipes. Some homeowners will try to remove the clog using a plumber’s snake, but you can create a break in the pipes if you don’t know what you are doing.
If your drains are slow or clogged, you should schedule an appointment for a repair. A plumber will use one of several different methods to remove the clog, depending on the clog’s size and location. This is the safest and most effective way to get the water flowing down the drains again.
#5 Dripping Faucets
Many people ignore a dripping faucet. They figure that since the water is just dripping that it isn’t wasting much water. Also, after a day or two, you get used to the sound of dripping water, and you barely notice it. While it is easy to ignore a dripping faucet, you shouldn’t. It is best to hire a professional in plumbing repair.
If your faucet is dripping, there is something wrong with the faucet’s mechanics. If you ignore the problem, it will only get worse. Also, a dripping faucet wastes more water than you might think. If your faucet drips one drop per second, you can waste 3,000 gallons of water over the course of a year. This can cause a significant increase in your water bill.
As soon as you notice that the faucet is dripping, schedule an appointment for a repair.
#6 Running Toilet
If your toilet is functioning properly, it will run when you flush. When the toilet tank is full, it should stop running. If it doesn’t, you should schedule an appointment for a repair. The problem could be with the plunger inside the tank or the tank’s seal. You may not think that a running toilet is a big deal, but it is. If your toilet runs constantly, it can waste up to 26 gallons of water per day. This equals to around 780 gallons of wasted water per month, which can cause your water bill to increase significantly. It is best to hire a professional plumber as soon as the problem begins.
#7 Water Heater Issues
The water heater in your home is essential. Without it, you can’t shower or perform daily household tasks. Also, your water-based appliances won’t function properly if your water heater isn’t working. If you notice any of the following signs, you should schedule an appointment for plumbing repair immediately.
- No hot water
- The water isn’t getting hot enough.
- You are running out of hot water quickly.
- The hot water is rusty.
- The water heater is making strange sounds.
- There is moisture around the water heater.
If you don’t call a professional plumber as soon as you notice a problem, a minor issue can easily become a major one.
Why Choose Peach Plumbing & Drain?
If you need plumbing repair, schedule an appointment with Peach Plumbing & Drain. We have over 72 years of combined experience, which should give you peace of mind that we know our stuff and will get the job done right the first time.
We understand that plumbing issues can arise at any time of the day or night, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency service.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing repair or any other plumbing service, give us a call today.