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If you are like most Henderson, NV homeowners, you don’t think about your plumbing system very often. As long as the water flows down the drain freely and comes out of the faucets the way it should, the plumbing system is the last thing on your mind.
If you are having issues with your plumbing, you might be tempted to try to make the repairs yourself. With all of the videos available online, many homeowners attempt to be amateur plumbers. This is a mistake. If someone put too much toilet paper down the toilet, by all means, use a plunger to remove the clog. However, there are certain jobs that would require the help of a licensed professional.
#1 Slow or Clogged Drains
Slow or clogged drains are relatively common problems. When soap scum, grease, hair, and other debris goes down the drain, it can build up inside the pipes. Over time, it can be difficult for the water to go down freely. When this happens, many people will try to use a liquid drain cleaner to break down the clog. These products don’t always work, especially if the drain is completely clogged. Also, liquid drain cleaners can cause damage to the inside of the pipes. If the drains in your home are clogged, it is best to call a licensed plumber.
#2 Leaky Faucets
Many people ignore a leaky faucet because they don’t think that it’s a very big deal. Also, after a day or two, you don’t really hear the dripping sound. Ignoring a leaky faucet is a mistake. Over the course of a year, a leaky faucet can waste over 3,000 gallons of water. This isn’t good for the environment, and it can cause an increase in your water bill. If the faucet is leaking in your home, you should call a licensed professional. The cause of the leak could be more complicated than you think, and it should only be handled by a licensed professional.
#3 Running Toilet
When you flush your toilet, the water will run until the tank is full. If the toilet is constantly running, you should hire a plumber. There could be a problem with the stopper that tells the water that the tank is full. The problem could also be with the tank’s seal. Allowing the toilet to run is a mistake. A running toilet wastes over a gallon of water per hour, which equals to over 24 gallons of water per day. This is a massive waste of water. As soon as you discover that the toilet in your Henderson, NV home is running, you should hire a licensed plumber.
#4 No Hot Water
If you turn on your hot water and it comes out cold, it is a significant problem. Without hot water, you cannot perform many everyday tasks like taking a shower, washing your hands, washing the dishes, and doing the laundry. Because having no hot water can be such a major inconvenience, you should call a licensed plumber right away. The problem likely lies within your water heater. There are a few issues that could cause the hot water to stop working, such as a faulty heating element or a broken thermostat. Because water heaters are very complex appliances, it is best to leave the repair to a licensed professional. Also, if your water heater is under warranty, trying to fix it yourself could void the warranty.
#5 Rusty Water
If you turn on the faucet and the water comes out rusty, it is a significant problem. Rusty water is dangerous for bathing and drinking; therefore, you should call a licensed plumber as quickly as possible. There are a couple of reasons why your water is coming out rusty. If both the hot and cold water are coming out rusty, there is a good chance that the inside of the pipes have corroded and the pipes need to be replaced. This is a very complicated job that should only be performed by a licensed professional. If only the hot water comes out rusty, the problem likely lies within the water heater. Over time, sediment can build up on the inside of the water heater. When this happens, it will cause the water to come out rusty. This is an issue that should be handled by a licensed professional. A professional would be able to determine whether the water heater can be repaired or if it would need to be replaced.
#6 Poor Water Pressure
If you typically have excellent water pressure and now it is lacking, you should contact a licensed plumber. The problem is likely a hole in the waterline. While low water pressure is an annoying issue, it can also cause water to pool up behind the wall. If the problem is left untreated, serious water damage and mold issues can occur. It is best to contact a licensed plumber as soon as you notice that the water pressure is reduced.
#7 Running Out Of Hot Water Quickly
If you find that you run out of hot water faster than usual, you should first consider your household. If there is a new member of your family, you will use more hot water, which could be why you are running out so quickly. If there have been no changes in your household and you are still running out of hot water, you should call a licensed professional. Your water heater has a heating element on the top and at the bottom. If one of them isn’t working properly, only half the tank will be heated, which will make you run out of hot water faster.
If you are experiencing any issues with your plumbing, contact Craig’s Plumbing. We have been serving residential and commercial customers in Las Vegas since 1997. Each of our plumbers is highly skilled, licensed, and insured, which will give you peace of mind that we can handle any issue that you are having. At Craig’s Plumbing, we understand that plumbing issues can arise at any time of the day or night. This is why we offer 24/7 emergency service. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.