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The plumbing system in your Midlothian, TX, home is one of the most essential systems. If your plumbing system isn’t working right, you won’t be able to get clean water into your home, or the water and waste won’t leave the home properly. Plumbing issues can make life in the home difficult and inconvenient; therefore, as soon as you start having plumbing issues, you should call for plumbing service.
Many homeowners today are making home repairs DIY projects to save money and for the sense of accomplishment, they get after completing the job. While some home repairs are great DIY projects, plumbing repairs are not. If you are experiencing any of the issues below, you should call for plumbing service immediately.
#1 Drain Issues
There is nothing more frustrating than when the water won’t flow freely down the drains in your home. If the water goes down the drain slowly, it can make daily tasks take twice as long. If the water doesn’t go down the drain at all, you won’t be able to use the sink or bathtub with the drain issues.
You may be tempted to try to make the repair yourself, but this is a mistake. Liquid drain cleaners aren’t always effective, and most of them contain harsh chemicals that can cause damage to your pipes. Drain snakes are effective, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, you could end up causing damage to the pipes. If this happens, you will end up paying for a lot more than just a simple drain cleaning. If you have slow or clogged drains, it is best to call for a plumbing professional. A professional will be able to remove the clog quickly and safely.
#2 Gurgling Drains
When the water goes down the drain in your home, it should be quiet. If your drains make a gurgling sound when the water goes down, you should call for plumbing service. This is a warning sign that you will have issues in the near future.
When there is a clog in the drain, the water will need to change directions to find a way down the drain. When the water changes direction, it makes a gurgling sound.
If you don’t call for plumbing assistance when the problem begins, eventually, the clog will get to the point where the water won’t go down the drain at all, and you won’t be able to use that sink or bathtub until you have the problem repaired. Calling for service right away will prevent a more serious issue later.
#3 Dripping Faucet
Many homeowners don’t look at a dripping faucet as a serious issue. When the water drips, it does so slowly. Also, after a day or two, the sound of the dripping water just becomes background noise that you don’t even notice.
If you have a dripping faucet, it is essential that you call for plumbing service. A dripping faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water per year, which is not only bad for the environment, but it will also cause a significant increase in your water bill.
If your faucet is dripping, there is something wrong with the faucet that would require service. If the issue goes ignored, whatever is causing the problem will get worse.
#4 Running Toilet
When you flush the toilet, it should only run long enough for the toilet tank to fill. Once it is full, the toilet should stop running. If it doesn’t stop running, you should call for plumbing service immediately. If you think that a dripping faucet wastes a lot of water, it is nothing compared to a running toilet. In just one hour, a running toilet can waste one gallon. Over the course of the day, your toilet will waste up to 26 gallons of water.
If your toilet is running, you should call for plumbing service immediately. The issue could be with the plunger inside the tank or the seal around it. To figure out why your toilet is running and then have it repaired, you will need to call a plumbing professional.
#5 Water Heater Issues
The water heater in your Midlothian, TX, home is one of the most essential appliances. If your water heater isn’t functioning properly, you won’t be able to shower, use appliances that rely on water, or perform everyday tasks. Because your water heater is so essential, you should be able to recognize the signs that your water heater needs to be repaired, and you should call for plumbing service.
A few signs that you should look for include:
- The water isn’t getting hot enough.
- You are running out of water too quickly.
- Strange sounds are coming from your water heater.
- The hot water is rusty.
- There is moisture or water pooling around the water heater.
If your water heater is experiencing any of these issues, you should call for service right away. The longer you wait, the worse the problem will become, and you could end up with a flood in the house or a complete water heater breakdown. It is best to call for a service as soon as you suspect that there is an issue with your water heater.
If you are having any issues that would require plumbing service, contact Bahama Plumbing LLC. We are a family-owned and operated company, and our plumbers have over 40 years of combined experience in the plumbing industry.
We take pride in providing excellent service for residential and business customers in the area. We have a great reputation within the community and are a proud member of the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce. We are also a screen and approved business on Home Advisor.
If you need any type of plumbing service, whether it is a simple drain clog or a major plumbing issue, we can handle it. To schedule an appointment for any of your plumbing needs, give us at Bahama Plumbing a call today.