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Have you ever thought about how often you use the plumbing system in your Waxahachie, TX home? If you have really thought about the number of times your faucets are turned on, the toilet is flushed, and how often you use your water-based appliances, you will see how much you rely on your plumbing system. In addition, your water heater is technically an appliance. Still, it is also an essential part of your plumbing system, and it needs to run all day long to ensure there is always hot water available.
Because you rely on your plumbing all day, it needs to function correctly. Plumbing issues can make life in your home very inconvenient; therefore, it is best to call a plumbing service right away if any of the following problems occur.
#1 Slow or Clogged Drain
When grease, food, hair, or soap clog the drains in your home it can create a small clog in the drainpipe. Over time, the small clog will continue to grow, causing the water to drain slowly. This can be frustrating when you do anything that requires the water to run because the sink or tub will fill, and running the water too long can cause an overflow.
You may be tempted to use a liquid drain cleaner to remove the clog; however, it is better to call a plumbing service. The drain cleaner can break up the clog enough to allow the water to flow freely down the drain; however, if the entire clog isn’t removed, it is only a matter of time before the water starts draining slowly. Also, these products contain harsh chemicals that can damage the pipes.
If the drain is completely clogged and the water won’t drain at all, a liquid drain cleaner will be useless, and you will need to call a plumber. This is an emergent issue because you cannot use the sink or tub until the clog is removed; therefore, it is best to call a plumber right away.
#2 Clogged Toilet
Toilet clogs occur when too much waste and toilet paper are flushed. The toilet in your Waxahachie, TX home can also become clogged if something is flushed down the toilet that shouldn’t have been.
A toilet clog can be removed by plunging the toilet in many cases. The plunger should break up the clog enough for it to go down the drainpipe, allowing you to flush the toilet again.
If you try using a plunger and it doesn’t break up the clog, you will need to call a plumbing service. If the clog is located far down the drainpipe or cannot be broken up by the plunger, you will need a licensed professional to remove the clog, so you can start using the toilet again.
One of the most common calls a plumber gets is for plumbing leaks. Leaks should be addressed immediately because the water can cause damage to the structure of your home and can also cause mold growth.
It is easy to detect a leak under the kitchen and bathroom sink because you will see water pooling when you open the kitchen cabinet or vanity. However, leaks behind the walls or underground can be more challenging to detect. Leaks behind the walls or over the ceiling can cause water spots, and leaks under the ground can cause puddles in your lawn, warm basement floors, and in more serious cases, damage to the foundation of your home. In some cases, the only sign will be a high water bill.
It is best to call an emergency plumber as soon as you suspect there is a leak to prevent further water damage from occurring.
#4 Discolored Water
The water coming from the taps in your home should be clear. If the water has a brownish tint, you should call an emergency plumbing service immediately. As your pipes age, they can start to rust and corrode. The rust and corrosion can contaminate the water running through the pipes, causing it to be discolored. Because it isn’t safe to use contaminated water, it is best to avoid using it until a plumber finds the corroded pipe and replaces it. If you must use the water, you should boil it first.
#5 Poor Water Pressure
You rely on adequate water pressure for many daily tasks, such as washing your hair and doing the dishes. Your water-based appliances also need sufficient water pressure to function at peak performance.
A few issues can reduce the water pressure in your home, including:
- A problem with the main water line
- A problem with the pressure regulator
- Clogged pipes
- The tap aerator is clogged.
A plumbing service can determine why the water pressure is poor so the necessary repair can be made. Waiting to make the call will allow the problem to escalate; therefore, it is best to call a licensed professional right away.
#6 Water Heater Issues
The water heater in your Waxahachie, TX home is an essential part of your plumbing system. It heats the water coming into the home, and the hot water is stored in the tank, so you have hot water when you need it. Problems with your water heater can make life in your home challenging; therefore, it is best to call a plumbing service if the unit experiences any of the following issues.
- Moisture and leaks around the unit
- No hot water
- The water isn’t hot enough
- Banging or popping sounds coming from the unit
- Discolored hot water
- The hot water smells like rotten eggs
Some of these issues can make it unsafe to use the water, and some could cause a flood; therefore, it is best to call a plumbing service right away.
Why Choose Bahama Plumbing?
If you have a plumbing issue and want to work with the best plumbing service around, call Bahama Plumbing. We are a family-owned and operated business, and our plumbers have over 40 years of combined experience in the residential and commercial plumbing industry.
We offer a variety of plumbing services, including:
- Slow or clogged drains
- Pipe repair
- Bathroom and kitchen services
- Plumbing installation
- Water heater installation, maintenance, and repair
If you have a plumbing emergency and we aren’t in the office, you don’t need to panic. We provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.