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5 Signs You Need To Call A Plumber | Henderson, NV

You rely on the plumbing system in your Henderson, NV home all day long. You rely on your plumbing system when you wake up in the morning, flush the toilet and take a shower until you brush your teeth before bed and all day in between.

Issues with your plumbing system can make daily life in your home difficult, and certain issues could cause damage inside your home.

Many homeowners today make home repairs, DIY projects to save on the cost of hiring a professional. While DIY projects are great for some home repairs, plumbing repairs aren’t one of them. It takes professional training and experience to repair plumbing issues correctly. It takes just one small mistake to cause more damage to the plumbing system, resulting in water damage and a more expensive plumbing repair.

It is best to call a licensed plumber if your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following issues.

#1 Leaks

Leaks in your plumbing system can cause serious water damage to your home, and can also promote mold growth. If you find standing water under your kitchen or bathroom sink, you should call a licensed plumbing company. Owning a wrench doesn’t qualify you to make plumbing repairs; therefore, it is best to call a licensed professional.

A hidden leaking pipe can be more challenging to detect. The most obvious sign of a hidden leak is water stains on the ceiling or the walls. In addition, a hidden leak can cause your water bills to increase. The longer you wait to call a plumbing company, the more water damage will occur; therefore, you should contact a plumbing company immediately. Plumbers use drain cameras to detect leaks, along with acoustic tests, such as a ground microphone to detect leaks under the basement floor or behind a wall. An acoustic amplifier can detect leaks that are too quiet to hear, and this device will amplify the sound, helping the plumber find the leak so the necessary repair can be made.

#2 Drain Clogs

Over time, food, grease, soap, and hair can build up in the drainpipes in your home, causing a clog. Small clogs can cause the water to drain slowly, which can be a frustrating issue. When the water runs, your sink will fill with water, and simple tasks like brushing your teeth and washing the dishes, which can be really frustrating. If you ignore the issue, a small clog can get larger, causing the drainpipe to become clogged completely, and you won’t be able to use the tub or sink at all. In addition, large clogs can cause the drain to gurgle when the water goes down. Large clogs make it difficult for the water to get down the drainpipe and will need to change directions to find a way down. When the water changes direction, it creases air pockets in the pipes, causing the drains to gurgle. Finally, clogs of any size can cause the drainpipe to corrode, which could escalate to a leak.

A plumbing company can use a drain camera to find the location of the leak and determine the size. This will help them find the best way to reach the clog and decide the best method to remove the entire clog safely.

The sooner you call a plumber, the sooner the water will start flowing freely down the drain.

#3 Water Heater Issues

Technically, the water heater in your Henderson, NV home is an appliance; however, it is still an essential part of your plumbing system. Without your water heater, you won’t have hot water, which you need all day long.

If your water heater is experiencing any of the following issues, it is best to call a licensed plumbing company.

  • No hot water
  • The water isn’t getting hot enough.
  • Moisture or leaks around the unit
  • Strange sound coming from the unit
  • You frequently run out of hot water
  • Discolored hot water
  • Foul-smelling hot water

Water heater repair should never be a DIY project. One minor mistake can cause more damage, resulting in a more expensive bill. If your water heater is still under warranty, a DIY repair will void the warranty; therefore, it is best to call a licensed plumber as soon as you suspect there is an issue with the water heater.

#4 Poor Water Pressure

Without adequate water pressure, simple tasks like washing your hair and doing the dishes will take longer than necessary. In addition, your water-based appliances won’t function properly without adequate water pressure.

There are a few issues that can cause reduced water pressure. If only the hot water pressure is poor, the problem is with the water heater. If the hot and cold water pressure is lacking, there is an issue with the plumbing system in your home, and you should call a plumber.

If the water pressure is reduced in just one tap, the fixture could be faulty, or the aerator could be clogged. If the water pressure in the entire house is poor, there could be an issue with the supply pipe, the shut-off valve, or the pressure-reducing valve (PRV valve).

Because so many issues can cause reduced water pressure, it is best to call a licensed plumbing company. A plumber can inspect the plumbing system to determine why the water pressure is poor so that the necessary repair can be made.

#5 Toilet Clogs

A toilet clog is a frustrating issue, especially if you only have one bathroom. Toilet clogs can occur when too much waste and toilet paper are flushed. Toilet clogs can also happen if you flush something down the toilet that shouldn’t be flushed. In many cases, a plunger can break up the clog, allowing the toilet to flush. If the clog is very large or is located too far down the drainpipe, the plumber won’t work, and you will need to call a plumber. A licensed plumbing company can remove the clog quickly and safely, so you can start using the toilet again.

Why Choose Craig’s Plumbing?

If you have a plumbing issue in your Henderson, NV home and want to work with the best plumbing company around, call Craig’s Plumbing. We are a family-owned and operated, full-service, licensed, and insured plumbing company serving customers in Las Vegas since 1997.

Our plumbers will provide you with a written estimate before they begin the work, so there are no surprises when it comes time to pay the bill. We offer flexible appointments and have weekend appointments available. If you have a plumbing issue and we aren’t in the office, don’t worry. We provide emergency service and are here for your 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call today.