Clogged drains can be a result of either interior drain pipes or exterior sewage drain pipe clogs. Interior drain pipes can get clogged from soap and grease build up in the pipes which eventually can completely close up all together. On the outside your main sewage drain can get blocked from tree roots growing into the pipe joints which catches all the solid sewer waste and clogs the entire sewer line.
The typical reasons of faucet dripping include corrosion, mineral deposit on the internal parts, or defective gaskets, o-rings, or washers.Ignoring a faulty faucet can turn a simple repair of $200 into a $1,000 plumbing replacement project. Besides, a dripping faucet leads to a wastage of over hundred gallons of water every month.
whether they are water line pipes or drain pipes there are several reasons they can start to leak. For water line pipes leaks can come from corrosion or rust. Water pressure is also a common cause of leaking water lines. To much water pressure and inconsistent water pressure puts wear and tear on pipe fixtures. With drain pipes, degradation and movement from shifts in your house and foundation can cause the pipes to shift and separate them at the joints. Clogs in drain pipes can also lead to leaks as it creates standing water in the lines that can wear on the pipe joints.
A leaking or running toilet is usually the cause of worn out internal parts such as a faulty flapper or floater in the toilets water tank. It may seem like it is not a big issue but a running toilet can waste an outstanding amount of water. A leaking toilet can increase your water usages by considerably more than 40% or up to 1 gallon of water in 30 seconds costing you hundreds of dollars per month.
The easiest way to tell if your water heater needs repairs include leaking tank, rusty or odd smelling water, no hot water or fluctuating temperatures, and strange noises.Leaking tank: This is probably the most obvious sign that there is a problem with a water heater and in need of a professional. There may be multiple sources of the leak, but all have the potential to cause serious damage to your home if left untreated. Water damage can ruin subfloors and lead to mold, so it is best to repair a leaky water heater as soon as possible.Rusty or odd-smelling water: The quality of your water is incredibly important, and when your water is no longer as clean or clear as it once was, your health could be at risk. If your water begins to take on a rusty color, there is a possibility that a component of your heater is in need of repair or that sediment has built up in the bottom of the tank and needs to be cleaned. If the water begins to smell strange, there is a possibility that your heater has bacteria growing inside and is in need of flushing.No hot water or fluctuating temperatures: Obviously, if you have a water heater, you want it to produce hot water. If it is no longer doing its job, it is time to call a professional. A specialist can determine the source of the problem and make the necessary replacements or adjustments so that your heater is once again in working order.Strange noises: If your water heater has begun to make clanking or other strange noises, it is time to have the heater inspected for repairs or cleaning. Noises may be a sign that a component in the heater has gone bad or sediment is building up within the tank. It may also be a sign of corrosion within the tank that has no telltale signs outside.
The reasons you need to turn to plumbers to fix leaky faucets. There are a number of causes for faucets leaking, and most won’t be apparent to you unless you are a trained plumber–or you attempt to dismantle the faucet and find the trouble yourself. We don’t recommend you try this approach. Just think of another comedy convention: the broken faucet blasting water all over the place while the characters haplessly attempt to fix it. This is also close to reality. If you pull out wrenches and start taking apart the faucet, thinking that perhaps a loose washer is the trouble, you might end up making greater trouble. Huge leaks are a major source of water damage, and if you end up with water soaking through a bathroom or kitchen furniture and floors, it can mean expensive repairs. Don’t let that small dripping leak turn into something bigger: go to the professional plumbers first.
Plumbing can make many weird noises which can have many causes and; sometimes, they’re not easy to isolate and fix. Such sounds are usually caused by a phenomenon called ‘water hammer.’ Water hammer doesn’t accompany flowing water, so if your sound occurs while water is running, it isn’t water hammer. Water hammer happens when you turn OFF a water flow suddenly (like a dishwasher, a clothes washer, a toilet or even closing a hand faucet suddenly. Shutting off the flow suddenly sends a pressure or shock wave down the water line through the water shocking the pipes and creating the ‘hammer’ noise. These shock waves travel faster than the speed of sound and can exert very great instantaneous pressures. Over time, water hammer can damage pipes, valves and eventually weaken pipe joints if not fixed.
Just like your drain pipes, your main sewer line can become clogged, which can cause sewage backups in your home. If it is just one toilet, sink or tub that seems to be giving you a problem, it may just be a clog in that drain. If, however, every flush creates a sewage backup in your home, you likely have a blockage in your main sewer line. Tree roots common cause of home sewer backups is tree roots. Even if the area directly above your sewer line is free of trees, roots from a neighboring yard could be the cause of your sewer problem. Tree roots can cause a couple of problems for your sewer lines – they can grow into the pipes and cause holes and blockages or they may wrap around your sewer line and crush it.
First you must determine if it is a localized low water pressure or a whole house low water pressure issue. If it is local to a single water outlet then the cause can be directly at the outlet or in the line leading to it. If it is household wide then the issue is closer to the main water inlet valve. Over time water lines build up corrosion from lime deposits, debris such as sand and dirt or pollutants in the lines. It is always best to have a qualified plumber isolate the issue to determine the steps needed to fix it.
A tankless water heater is an efficient option for your home that operates differently than traditional heaters. Tankless units do not store heated water. They use heating elements in order to heat water instantly as it runs through the plumbing towards a sink or bathtub. They can provide more hot water at a faster rate than conventional tank heaters. Tankless water heaters provide several benefits for your home. One of the main benefits of the tankless water heaters we install is that they save energy. Unlike traditional water heaters, tankless units will only activate when there is a need for hot water. They do not run all day using energy and fuel just to keep unused water warm. Another advantage is cleaner water. The tankless heater does not accumulate as much scale and debris as conventional tanks. Water does not sit in the tank for hours absorbing minerals and other substances. A final large advantage is that tankless water heaters provide a consistent supply of hot water. The unit will continually provide heated water on demand for as long as necessary.