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The plumbing system in your Las Vegas, NV home is complex, and it consists of two separate parts. The first is the water supply, which brings clean water into your home. The second part is the drain system, which removes water and waste from the home. If either part of your plumbing system isn’t working properly, life in the home can be difficult and inconvenient.
If you are having any plumbing issues in your home, you should call for plumbing service immediately. Because your plumbing system is complex, plumbing repairs should not be a DIY project and should only be handled by a professional.
#1 Drain Problems
If the water is going down your sink or bathtub drain slowly, it can be very frustrating. This issue can make daily household tasks take twice as long. If the drain is completely clogged, you won’t be able to use the sink or bathtub at all until you call for service.
A slow or clogged drain may seem like a simple problem to fix, but you could end up doing more harm than good. Many homeowners will try to use a liquid drain cleaner to solve the problem, but these products aren’t always effective. If the drain is completely clogged, the drain cleaner won’t be able to reach the clog. Also, these products contain harsh chemicals that can damage the pipes.
Some homeowners will buy a drain snake to try to solve the problem. While a snake can be effective, you could end up causing serious damage to the pipes if you don’t know how to use one.
If you are having any drain issues at all, it is best to call for plumbing service. A professional will be able to remove the entire clog safely.
#2 Water Heater Issues
Your water heater is essential in handling everyday tasks like taking a shower, washing the dishes, and allowing appliances that use water to function properly. If your water heater isn’t working properly, it can make daily life very difficult. If you are having any of the following issues with your water heater, you should call for service immediately.
- The water isn’t getting hot enough: This issue could be due to a faulty thermostat or a broken heating element.
- You are running out of hot water quickly: This issue could be due to a large buildup of sediment at the bottom of the tank. When there is a large buildup of sediment, your tank won’t have as much space to hold the hot water, which will cause you to run out quickly. The problem could also be due to a faulty heating element.
- Banging sound inside the water heater: If you hear a banging or clanking sound inside the water heater, there is probably sediment in the tank, and it is clanging around inside. If you allow the problem to persist, it can cause a leak in the water tank.
- Rusty water: If the hot water is coming out rusty, the inside of the water tank is likely corroded, causing the hot water to come out rusty.
- Moisture or pooling water around the water heater: If there is moisture or water around the water heater, it is an emergency that would require immediate plumbing service. Allowing the problem to persist can cause significant water damage, and it can promote mold growth.
All water heater issues are serious. If you have any issues, you should call for service immediately, before a simple problem becomes something major.
#3 Poor Water Pressure
There is nothing more frustrating than when the water pressure in your Las Vegas, NV home is weak. Poor water pressure can make it difficult to rinse the shampoo out of your hair and wash the dishes properly. If the water pressure in your home is suddenly weaker than usual, you should call for plumbing service immediately. If just the hot water pressure is poor, there are likely sediment and mineral deposits built up in the water tank, causing the water pressure to be poor. If the hot and cold water pressure is poor, there could be an issue with the aerator on the faucet or shower head. It could also be something more serious, like a leak in the waterline. This is a serious issue and would require immediate service. If the problem is ignored, water will pool behind the walls, causing water damage, mold growth, and mildew.
The sooner you call for plumbing service, the sooner your water pressure will be back to normal.
#4 You Purchased a New Appliance
If you purchased a new appliance that needs to be hooked up to the water, such as a dishwasher, washing machine, garbage disposal, water heater, or a refrigerator with an ice maker, you should call for plumbing service. Installing water-based appliances can be complicated, and if you don’t do it right, you could cause damage to the appliance or the plumbing system. When you call for service, you can be sure that the appliance will be installed properly and your plumbing system won’t be damaged.
#5 Gurgling Drains
If your drains are working properly, the water will flow freely and quietly down the drain. If you hear a gurgling sound when the water goes down the drain, you should call for service. When there is a significant clog in the drain, the water will need to change directions to get down the drain. When the water changes direction, it causes a gurgling sound. If you don’t call for plumbing service right away, the clog will continue to get larger, and eventually, the drain will become completely clogged, and the water won’t go down the drain at all. The sooner you call for service, the better.
If you have any issues in your home that require plumbing service, contact Craig’s Plumbing. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been serving residential and commercial customers for many years. We are the only plumber in the area who offers a lifetime warranty, and we provide same day service.
At Craig’s Plumbing, we can handle various jobs, including appliance installation, clogs, leaks, toilet repair, and general plumbing repair. If you need any type of plumbing service, give us a call today.