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Any plumbing issue will make life in your Henderson, NV home more complicated and inconvenient. With all the DIY plumbing videos online today, many homeowners will attempt plumbing repairs on their own. The plumbing system in your home is very complex. If you make a simple mistake, you could end up doing more harm than good. In addition, many symptoms could be due to multiple causes; therefore, it is best to leave the repair to a professional.
If your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following issues, you should call a licensed plumber when the problem first starts.
#1 Poor Water Pressure
If the water pressure in your home is suddenly much weaker than it once was, you should call a plumber. Poor water pressure can make daily household tasks frustrating and will take longer than necessary. In addition, without adequate water pressure, your water-based appliances won’t function properly.
If just the hot water pressure is reduced, the issue is with the water heater. If the hot and cold water pressure is reduced, the problem is with the plumbing system.
There are a few issues that can cause poor water pressure.
- An issue with the shutoff valve
- A problem with the meter valve
- The pressure regulator is failing
- A clog in the pipes
- The pipes have corroded
- Faulty fixtures
- A leaking pipe
- A leak in the water line
Because so many issues can cause reduced water pressure, you should call a plumber immediately. A professional can inspect your plumbing system to determine which problem is causing the water pressure issue so they can make the necessary repair.
#2 Discolored Water
When you turn on the faucet in your Henderson, NV home, you expect the water to come out clear. If it has a yellow or brown tint, you should call a plumber right away.
If only the hot water is discolored, you will need to have your water heater repaired. If the hot and cold water is contaminated, the issue is with your plumbing system.
The most common cause of discolored water is old pipes that have begun to rust and corrode. The rust and corrosion will contaminate the water, making it unsafe for use. The issue could also be with the main water line.
You shouldn’t use the water until the problem has been resolved; therefore, you should call an emergency plumber immediately. If you have no choice but to use the water, you should boil it first.
#3 Toilet Issues
Toilet issues can be a hassle, especially if you have only one toilet in your home. The most common toilet issue is a clog. When the toilet is clogged, trying to flush it could cause a flood in your bathroom. In most cases, the clog can be removed with a plunger. If there is a significant clog or it is located far down in the pipe, you will need to hire a plumber to remove the clog so you can flush the toilet.
A running toilet is another common problem. Your toilet should run after you flush, and it should stop when the toilet tank is full. If the toilet continues running after the tank is full, you should call a plumbing company to resolve the issue. There are a few issues that could cause your toilet to run constantly:
- The flapper is cracked or damaged and cannot hold the water in the tank.
- The float height needs to be adjusted.
- The refill tube is too long.
- The tank’s seal has failed.
- Your toilet has reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.
If you want your toilet to be fixed right, it is best to leave the job to a plumber.
#4 Sow Or Clogged Drains
When you run the water in your home, it should flow quickly down the drain. If the water drains slowly or doesn’t drain at all, there is likely a clog. Regardless of how careful you are with what goes down the drain, food, grease, hair, and soap will go down the drain, which can cause a clog.
DIY methods such as using a liquid drain cleaner or snaking the drain yourself aren’t the best ways to remove the clog. Drain cleaners are harmful to your plumbing system, and you can’t be sure the entire clog has been removed. In addition, if you don’t know how to use a drain snake, you could cause significant damage.
A plumber can remove the entire clog quickly and safely. They can use a drain camera to ensure the whole clog has been removed and hasn’t caused any damage to the pipes.
#5 Water Heater Issues
Even though the water heater in your home is considered an appliance, it is a crucial part of your plumbing system. If your water heater is acting up, it can cause problems that affect your ability to use hot water. If your water heater shows any of the following symptoms, you should call a plumber right away.
- The unit is making strange sounds.
- Moisture or water pooling around the unit
- You have no hot water
- The water isn’t hot enough
- You frequently run out of how water
- Poor hot water pressure
- Discolored hot water
DIY repairs are not recommended for water heaters. The unit is complex, and one mistake can cause more damage. In addition, if your water heater is still under warranty, the DIY repair will void it.
It is best to leave all water heater repairs to a licensed plumber.
Why Choose Craig’s Plumbing?
If there is an issue with the plumbing system in your Henderson, NV home, contact Craig’s Plumbing. We are a family-owned and operated plumbing company that has been serving customers in the area since 1997.
Before our techs begin the repair, you will be given a written estimate first, so there are no surprises when it is time to pay the bills. We are open during the weekend and offer flexible appointments, making scheduling an appointment with us convenient.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call today.