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If you are like most people, you don’t give the plumbing system in your Las Vegas, NV home a second thought. As long as the system is functioning properly, your mind is with other, more pressing things. It isn’t until your plumbing system starts to act up that you begin to worry. We rely on our plumbing systems to handle daily household tasks, even the most basic ones.
Your plumbing system is made up of two parts. The first is the water supply system, which brings clean, treated water into your home from the water main. The second is the drainage system responsible for delivering water and waste out of your home. If either of these systems isn’t functioning properly, you will need a plumber. If your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following issues, you should schedule an appointment for plumbing service as soon as possible.
#1 Slow Or Clogged Drains
Slow or clogged drains can be very frustrating. If the water goes down slowly or doesn’t go down at all, it can be difficult and even impossible to use the affected sink or shower.
The worst thing you can do with a slow or clogged drain is to remove the clog yourself using a liquid drain cleaner. If the drain is completely clogged, these products will be useless because the liquid won’t make it to the drain. If the drain is slow, you cannot be sure that the drain cleaner will remove the entire clog. If it doesn’t, you will likely be dealing with another slow drain within a few weeks. Also, liquid drain cleaners aren’t good for your plumbing system. The harsh chemicals in these products can cause damage to the pipes.
The most effective and safest way to treat a slow or clogged drain is to schedule an appointment for plumbing service. A licensed plumber will be able to use one of a few methods to remove the clog. The method they choose would depend on the size of the clog and its location. When a plumber removes the clog, you can be sure they will get the entire thing.
#2 No Water Coming Into the Home
The most obvious sign that you need to schedule an appointment for a plumber is if you have no water coming into your home. Before you make the call, make sure that your water bill has been paid and there isn’t a widespread outage. If everything checks out, you will need a licensed plumber to figure out why you have no water and get it flowing again.
There are a few possible reasons why you have no water:
- A problem with the water main
- Clogged pipes
- Old or poor quality materials
- Frozen pipes
It is essential that you call for plumbing service right away so you can get your water up and running again.
#3 Poor Water Pressure
Poor water pressure is a very frustrating problem. This issue can make simple tasks like washing your hair and doing the dishes take longer than they should, and you will need to schedule an appointment for a plumber.
If just the hot water pressure is poor, the problem is likely with your water heater. If the hot and cold water pressure is poor, the issue is with your plumbing system. The issue could be something simple like a clogged aerator. It could also be due to a leaking water line, which is a serious issue. Just because you cannot see the leak, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. The water could be pooling behind the wall, which can cause structural damage and mold growth. A leaky waterline can also waste a significant amount of water.
It is best to schedule an appointment for plumbing service as soon as the issue begins.
#4 Discolored Water
If the water coming from the faucets in your Las Vegas, NV home is discolored, it is a serious issue that requires immediate plumbing service. If it is only the hot water that is discolored, the issue likely lies within the water heater. Hot and cold discolored water signifies an issue with your plumbing system. If the pipes are corroded, rust can come out in the water, causing it to be discolored. Because it isn’t safe to shower, drink or cook with rusty water, you should schedule the plumber immediately. Until you can schedule the appointment, you should use bottled water for cooking and drinking.
#5 Water Heater Issues
The appliances in your Las Vegas, NV home are designed to make your life more convenient. For example, your washing machine keeps you out of the laundromat, and your dishwasher prevents you from having to do the dishes yourself. While all of your appliances are necessary for your daily life, some are more essential than others. Your water heater is one of these appliances. If it isn’t functioning properly, you cannot shower or perform most daily household tasks. If your water heater is experiencing any of the issues below, you should schedule an appointment for plumbing service immediately.
- No hot water
- Lukewarm hot water
- Poor hot water pressure
- Discolored hot water
- Strange sounds coming from the water heater
- Moisture or water pooling around the water heater
The sooner you call for plumbing service, the sooner you will have clean hot water again.
#6 Frozen Pipes
Winter days in Las Vegas. NV is mild, but the nights can get very cold. It is not uncommon for the temperature to drop to 27 degrees at night, putting your pipes at risk for freezing. If your pipes freeze, you should schedule an appointment with a plumber immediately. When the water in the pipes freezes, it expands, which can cause a burst pipe and a massive flood in your home. A licensed plumber will be able to thaw the pipes as quickly and safely as possible.
Why Choose Craig’s Plumbing?
If you need to schedule an appointment for a plumbing service, contact Craig’s Plumbing. We are a family-owned and operated plumbing company and are licensed and insured. We have been serving customers in Las Vegas since 1997, and since then, we have earned an excellent reputation in the community.
When you schedule an appointment or plumbing service, we will do our best to be there the same day. We will give you a written estimate upfront, so there are no surprises later. We will do our best to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you, and we have weekend hours.
To schedule an appointment for a plumber, give us a call today.