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You rely on the plumbing system in your Las Vegas, NV home all day. If it isn’t functioning correctly, everyday household tasks will be difficult or impossible.
Some homeowners will try to handle the plumbing repairs themselves; however, DIY plumbing repairs aren’t recommended. It takes formal plumbing training to diagnose and repair plumbing problems; therefore, if you have no formal training, it is best to hire a licensed plumber.
If your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following issues, it is best to call a plumbing service as soon as possible.
#1 Drain Clogs
Drain clogs are one of the most common issues for plumbers. Regardless of how careful you are with what you put down the drain, grease, food, hair, and soap can clog the drains.
Many people will use a liquid drain cleaner to break up the clog, allowing the water to flow freely down the drain; however, if the drain cleaner doesn’t remove the entire clog, it is only a matter of time before the water drains slowly again. Also, the harsh chemicals in the drain cleaner can damage the pipes.
Large clogs can prevent the water from draining, and you won’t be able to use the sink or tub until the clog has been removed. In addition, liquid drain cleaners won’t work because if the water doesn’t drain, the drain cleaner won’t either.
It is best to call a plumbing service to remove the clog. A plumber can use a drain camera to find the leak’s location and its size, which will help them determine the best way to remove the clog. In addition, if you hire a plumber, you can be sure the entire clog has been removed, which is essential in preventing the water from draining slowly again.
#2 Multiple Drain Clogs
If the water drains slowly in every sink and tub in your home, it is unlikely that every drain in your home became clogged simultaneously. There is likely a clog in the sewer drain or the main drainage pipe and will require a call to a plumber.
A licensed plumber can inspect both lines to find the clog so it can be removed, allowing the water to flow freely down the drains again.
A leak in a pipe in your Las Vegas, NV home can cause significant water damage, mold growth, and waste a substantial amount of water; therefore, you should immediately call a plumbing service.
Fortunately, there will be visible signs there is a leak.
- Under the sink: A leak under the sink is easy to detect because there will be water pooling in the kitchen cabinet or bathroom sink.
- Behind the wall: Leaks behind the walls can leave water spots on the wall. This is also a sign of water damage; therefore, you should call an emergency plumber.
- Underground: Underground leaks can cause puddles in the yard or a warm basement floor. If the pipe has been leaking for a while, it can cause damage to your home’s foundation.
A plumbing service will send a plumber to your home with leak detection equipment to help them find the leak so the necessary repair can be made.
#4 Toilet Clogs
Your toilet can become clogged if you flush too much waste and toilet paper. Clogs can also occur if something is flushed that shouldn’t have been, or the clog is located too far down the drainpipe for the plunger to reach.
If you try to flush a clogged toilet, it will overflow, resulting in a nasty flood in the bathroom. In many cases, plunging the toilet will break up the clog enough to be flushed. If the plunger is having no effect on the clog, you will need to call a plumbing service.
A plumber has the knowledge and experience to remove the entire clog safely. Because you cannot use the toilet until the clog is removed, it is best to call a plumbing service right away.
#5 Water Heater Issues
If the water heater in your Las Vegas, NV home isn’t working correctly, it can affect the temperature of the water. In addition, a faulty water heater can make the water unsafe for use or could cause 50+ gallons of water to flood your home.
If your water heater is experiencing any of the following issues, it is best to call a plumber right away.
- The water isn’t hot or hot enough
- Strange sounds coming from the unit
- Foul-smelling hot water
- Discolored hot water
- You run out of hot water frequently
- Moisture or water pooling around the unit
A plumbing service will send a plumber to your home to inspect the water heater to determine whether the unit can be fixed or if a replacement is the best option.
#6 Appliance Installation
If you just bought a washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator with an ice maker and water dispenser, or garbage disposal, it is best to hire a plumbing service to handle the installation.
DIY installation is not recommended because you could damage the appliance or cause a flood in your home if you make a mistake. In addition, if your appliance came with a warranty, a DIY installation will void the warranty.
Hiring a plumber will ensure the appliance is installed correctly and the warranty will remain valid.
Why Choose Craig’s Plumbing?
If you need to hire a plumber and want to work with the best plumbing service in the area, call Craig’s Plumbing. We are a family-owned and operated, full-service plumbing company, serving customers in the area since 1997.
Our plumbers were formally trained, and they are licensed and insured. When you call us for plumbing repair, you will get a written estimate before the plumber begins the repair, so you won’t be surprised when you get the bill.
We understand that plumbing issues can arise at the most inconvenient times; therefore, we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing repair, give us a call or book online.