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We rely on our plumbing for so many things to keep our home functioning at its best. But from time to time, there are going to be some issues that arise. Things like clogged pipes, leaking faucets, and slow running drains can really hinder our ability to get things done. When these problems start to show up, you’ll need to get in touch with the professional that can get you back to a smooth-running household. We at Peach Plumbing & Drain serve the Atlanta, GA community with expertise and a smile and would like to be your plumbing service specialists.
Here are six problems that may show that you have a plumbing service issue that needs to be addressed.
Toilet That Runs
While you may think it’s just a minor annoyance, don’t let a running toilet continue very long. One single running toilet can waste away over 20-30 gallons of water every single day. Own a bidet? A running bidet can waste away dozens of tons of water every month. Of course, one of the easiest checks will be to jiggle the handle if your toilet is running. If that doesn’t clear it up, you may want to call in a professional plumbing service to have a look at it. This way all the components of the toilet can be looked at and worn parts replaced to ensure that even after the toilet stops running, you won’t have a problem just around the corner waiting to happen.
Slow Running Drains
If you’re plagued with drains that let the water go out of the sink at a painfully slow rate, you could have some clogging issues. While you won’t know if it’s food, grease, or any number of items that have plugged up your pipes, you can be assured that a professional will be able to figure it out and get you back to speedy drains.
This also goes for drains that won’t drain at all, which is a total clog that will take much longer to have the water seep out of. Sometimes you may see a little water drip under the sink during this time, and if so you’ll want to make sure you let your plumbing service professional know about this when you call.
Slow running drains can be a problem, but we can get you back on track in no time at all.
Pipes That Leak
Whether it’s the pipes under your sink the ones behind your toilet or even a pipe in the bath and shower, the professionals will be able to get it taken care of. Leaking pipes are the #1 service call in Atlanta, GA for plumbers, and we’ve seen just about every type you can imagine.
It’s not just about the water possibly corroding the pipes further and making them worse, but the water will get into the walls and the wood fixtures and cause a problem with mold and mildew. It’s a potential domino effect that if you keep letting it go week after week, month after month could turn into a much larger job with a wider reach of issues. Plumbing services are here to make sure that you are taken care of.
Problems with the Downspout
Downspouts can prove potentially problematic when they get loose, when water seeps near the foundation, and when there are stressed connections in the spout. When walls sweat from this you can get damp basements, and that can lead to mold and mildew problems.
Downspouts can also become clogged and overflow. This is another way that your basement can end up having a water problem because of the downspout. Even if you are methodical in cleaning out your gutters, you may not be cleaning the downspouts. Keeping them clean and going over them to check for stressed connections is the only way to ensure that the problem isn’t going to become an issue. If it is already an issue for your household, calling a professional plumbing service can make that problem go away and help you get back on track.
Soggy Spots on the Lawn
If it has been a while since it has rained and you are still seeing patches of wet and soft ground, you may have a pipe burst or a leaky sewer main. It’s always a good idea to walk your property periodically to see if there are any of these patches in your lawn that you may have been unaware of. If you find them, call a plumbing service professional as quickly as possible to get out to your home and check your pipes for leaks. These types of issues call for the experts and can be problems that can get out of control quickly. It is always better to stay proactive and make sure your lawn goes back to solid ground after rain. Perpetually wet grass, especially only in certain spots of the lawn, signals the location of the pipes that are causing the problem.
Sewer Line Blockages
One of the smelliest issues for a homeowner may come when their sewer line is blocked. Blockages typically come from putting too much toilet paper into the system, or items like paper towels and even those “flushable” wipes. When a sewer line is blocked, there is a chance that you will need to have your main pipe replaced. If your home isn’t new, there is a chance that you could have clay pipes that may become damaged or broken and need replacing. Most of the time you will be able to clear the blockage, but there are times that our best efforts aren’t enough and you’ll need to replace the pipes. A professional plumbing service will let you know what is best for your unique situation.
Having water when you need it and having your water-using facilities be working as they should is something that many of us take for granted. We at Peach Plumbing & Drain in Atlanta, GA are here to help. We are the plumbing service professionals that take our job very seriously because you’re not just a client to us, you’re part of our community.