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People get their faucet leaks, toilet troubles, and other minor plumbing repair needs to be fixed in a wide variety of ways. There may be a handyperson at home, but there might also be a growing list of unfinished tasks. For seniors, visiting relatives or community members often provide simple home maintenance and plumbing repairs. For those who just want to get it done, however, it can make sense to have a professional plumber take care of your to-do list that involves plumbing, from water-wasting toilets that run on in the night, to worn washers in faucets that are leaking and wasting hot water. Showers with weak water pressure drains that are getting slow, loud sounds when the dishwasher runs that are probably “water hammer” and should be addressed, the list goes on. At Peach Plumbing & Drain in Atlanta, GA, we know that having an expert plumber in your home taking care of the smaller repair jobs also gives you a chance to have concerns checked out and talk about upgrades and remodeling you’re thinking about. It never hurts to have a pro take a look at your plumbing.
Mix Minor Plumbing Repair Work with Appliance Maintenance for a Dual Purpose Visit
If you want to try this novel idea of getting your small plumbing jobs checked off by a professional plumber, one way to plan it is to include the plumbing repair work along with your water heater maintenance visit. While one plumber checks and adjusts thermostats, inspects the tank and safety valve and replaces the anode rod, the other can service leaky faucets and endlessly running toilets, remove deposits from toilet bowl jets so they flush better, and check your garbage disposal for that item that’s rattling around inside when it runs. You’ll wind up saving water and avoiding overflows with the toilet, prolong the life of the disposal, and take care of water waste from the leaky faucet as well. You’ll probably be eliminating one or two sources of emergency plumbing repair calls at the same time.
Emergency Plumber Visits Are Often Minor Problems That Got Out of Hand
Whether you don’t know you need a minor plumbing repair or you’ve been waiting for the right day to do it, many times when you call the emergency plumber it’s for a problem that might have been solved some time ago. One example is overtightening and breaking faucets because the washer wasn’t replaced when needed, while another is replacing the flapper valve on a toilet that later overflows when a drain clog combines with the constant water flow. In some cases, having a professional plumber performing minor plumbing repairs can result in early detection of major issues such as pipe corrosion or damage, that later could result in a destructive leak and repairs to walls, ceilings, and floors. All it takes is an experienced eye noticing some questionable pipes under the sink where no one typically looks.
Water Shutoffs Are Critical But Often Overlooked
Water shutoff valves are critical to avoiding water damage when something goes wrong with your plumbing, but many times they either haven’t been installed where needed or are impossible to turn when they’re pressed into service. This is probably an addition to your minor plumbing repair list, but a valuable one: get stuck shutoffs working again, and install them where they should be and aren’t. This plumbing repair alone can save a fortune in home damage and emergency plumbing calls, since you can turn off the water yourself and prevent many overflows, then call the plumber at your convenience to solve the drain or other problem.
Slow Drains Often Get Neglected
People often don’t even notice that their drain is starting to get slow. It’s not until there’s standing water in the sink or tub, or very slow draining that they call for drain work. When you have a list of small repairs, many drain services that are too minor to call the plumber by themselves can be handled as part of a service visit along with other items. Hair and small objects in drains, sanitary napkins, and paper towels in toilets can be quickly cleared in many cases, avoiding further buildup and a clogged drain service call. Other slow drain causes such as plumbing vent blockages can be diagnosed and addressed, or scheduled for another visit once they’re identified as the source of a problem.
Things You Didn’t Know Had Simple Fixes
Sometimes you assume that a plumbing problem is major when in fact, it just takes the experience and knowledge of a plumber and not much time to resolve them. For example, an early method of flow restriction for showerheads involved inserting a restricting device into the showerhead before installing it. Years later, these devices may degrade and fall apart, and the pieces fall into the pipe and block it, reducing the flow even further to an unacceptable amount. If you know that’s a possibility, you know the quick fix. Problems with drain plug mechanisms are another area where a plumber’s knowledge can solve a long-neglected issue.
A Chance to Talk About Upgrades
When our plumber is servicing small issues such as faucet washers, it’s a good time to talk about your plans for any remodeling or upgrades and what types of faucets, sinks, and other plumbing they might recommend. Chances are, we’ve seen some great designs or cool technologies that would suit your needs perfectly, and we can supply the ideas that will help you improve your home.
For Minor Repairs to Your Plumbing and Major Troubleshooting in Atlanta, GA
We’re Peach Plumbing & Drain, your Atlanta, GA metro area plumber, and neighbor. Let us serve you with quality plumbing services including maintenance, repairs, and upgrades, so you can enjoy your life without being preoccupied with plumbing problems and to-do lists you’re not sure what to do with. We’re here for you! Just give us a call and tell us what you need.