Most people don’t think about the plumbing system in their Las Vegas, NV homes, very often. As long as the water is coming out clear from the faucets and flowing down the drain, your plumbing system isn’t on your mind. It isn’t until something goes wrong that you begin to worry.
Some homeowners will try to make plumbing repairs a DIY project. This is fine if the toilet is clogged with too much toilet paper because all you will need is a plunger. Most other plumbing issues would require the assistance of a plumber. Below are a few signs that it is time to hire a professional to handle your plumbing issue.
When many homeowners have a leaky faucet, the dripping is annoying for the first few days. Once they get used to the sound, they barely notice it at all. Ignoring a leaky faucet is a big mistake. If the faucet is leaking, it is a sign that there is something wrong. It would take the knowledge and experience of a professional to determine why the faucet is leaking and to repair it. Also, when you allow the faucet to drip 24 hours a day, you will be wasting five gallons of water per day. Over the course of the year, you will be wasting around 2,082 gallons of water. Not only is this bad for the environment, but it will cause your water bill to rise significantly. If your faucet is leaking, it is best to hire a licensed professional.
Slow or Clogged Drains
If the water is going down the drains slowly or if the drains are clogged, you should hire a plumber. Many homeowners will try a liquid drain cleaner to remove the clog. Often, these products don’t work. Also, liquid drain cleaners can be harmful to the pipes. When you hire a professional, they will use a drain snake to remove the clog. If it is a very stubborn clog, they will have other methods to remove the clog safely.
Water Heater Issues
The water heater in your home, is a very important appliance. If it isn’t heating up the water, everyday tasks will be difficult and even impossible. There are other issues that can be caused by a faulty water heater, including:
- The water doesn’t get hot enough
- The hot water comes out rusty
- Loud noises coming from the water heater
- Moisture or water pooling around the water heater
Each of these issues is very serious and should be repaired as soon as you discover that there is a problem. Water heaters are complex appliances, which is why you should hire a licensed professional to make the repairs. If you try to make the repairs yourself, one small mistake can be disastrous. Also, if your water heater is still under warranty and you try to fix the problem yourself, it will void the warranty.
Gurgling Sounds In the Pipes
If you hear gurgling sounds in your pipes when the water goes down the drain, you should call a professional immediately. The gurgling sound occurs when there isn’t enough air in the pipes. This is often due to a clog in your pipe. If you hear gurgling sounds in the pipes, you should call a plumber immediately. The longer you wait, the worse the clog will get. Soon, the water won’t go down at all.
Poor Water Pressure
If you notice that suddenly, the water pressure in your Las Vegas, NV home is weak, you should call a plumber. The problem could be something simple like a clog in the aerator of the faucet. It could also be something more serious like a leak in one of the pipes. A plumber will have the knowledge and the experience to figure out what is causing the poor water pressure. If you want the problem fixed quickly, you should hire a licensed professional.
If you turn on the water and it comes out rusty, you should contact a plumber immediately. If only the hot water is coming out rusty, the issue lies within your water heater. If both the hot and cold water comes out rusty, the problem lies within your pipes. You will need a licensed professional to inspect the pipes to determine which ones are corroded. When the plumber determines the source of the problem, they will replace the corroded pipes with new ones, allowing the water to come out clean and clear.
Your toilet should only run right after flushing. If your toilet is continuously running, it is time to call a plumber. Inside your toilet is a seal that connects the toilet tank to the bowl. If the seal becomes damaged, it will signal the tank to fill constantly. Even if you are able to get used to the sound of the toilet running, it will waste a lot of water. On average, a running toilet can waste 26 gallons of water per day. This equals to over 9,000 gallons of water per year. Not only will this increase your water bill significantly, but it is also bad for the environment. A licensed professional can repair the seal, which will stop the toilet from running.
If you are experiencing any plumbing issues, give Craig’s Plumbing a call. Each of our plumbers is licensed and insured, and have the knowledge and experience to repair any problem that you have. Best of all, our technicians will be very respectful of you and your home while making the repairs. If for some reason you are unhappy, you won’t have to pay for the service. At Craig’s Plumbing, we understand that plumbing emergencies can occur at any time of the day or night. This is why we offer 24/7 emergency service. If you are having any plumbing issues, give us a call today.