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Your plumbing system in your Waxahachie, TX home is essential to your daily life. If there is an issue with your plumbing system, you won’t be able to perform the simplest of tasks such as brushing your teeth, taking a shower, and flushing the toilet. You also won’t be able to cook, clean and your water-based appliances won’t function.
With all of the DIY videos online today and television shows, many homeowners try to save money by making home repairs DIY projects. While some repairs make great DIY projects, plumbing repairs are not. Your plumbing system is very complex, and there could be multiple causes for one issue. It would take the knowledge and experience of a licensed plumber to make the necessary repairs.
If you are experiencing any of the following issues in your home, you should schedule an appointment for plumbing service.
#1 Drain Issues
Drain issues can be a very frustrating problem. If you have a slow drain, simple tasks can be difficult. If the drain is clogged completely, you won’t be able to use the sink or drain with the clogged sink. You may be tempted to resolve the issue yourself using a liquid drain cleaning, which will save you money, but this is a mistake. While the drain cleaner may help the water go down the drain, there is no guarantee the entire clog will be eradicated. If it isn’t, it is just a matter of time before the problem reoccurs. Also, the harsh chemicals in drain cleaners can cause damage to your pipes, resulting in a costly problem. It is best to schedule an appointment with a plumber. A plumber can remove the entire clog safely.
A gurgling sound when the water goes down is more serious than you think. This signifies a large clog in the drain. When the water cannot get past the clog, it will change directions, causing the gurgling sound. If you don’t schedule an appointment for plumbing service, the obstruction will get larger, causing the drain to become completely clogged.
#2 Reduced Water Pressure
If the water pressure in your Waxahachie, TX home has always been adequate, and it has suddenly reduced, you should schedule an appointment for service. If just the hot water pressure is poor, the issue lies with your water heater. Sediment can build up in the water tank over time, and it can clog the waterline, obstructing the water flow. When you schedule an appointment with a plumbing company, the sediment can be cleared from the lines, increasing the hot water pressure.
Poor hot and cold water pressure signifies an issue with the plumbing. This issue could be a clogged aerator, which is a simple fix. It could also be a leak in the waterline, which is more serious. When the water is leaking, there will be a limited amount of water going to the faucet or showerhead. The leak can waste a significant amount of water, which can cause an increase in your water bill. In addition, the water pooling can cause water damage and mold growth in the area. When you schedule an appointment with a plumbing service, the plumber will inspect the waterline to find the leak’s location. When it is fixed, your water pressure issue will be fixed as well.
#3 Discolored Water
If you turn on the water in your Waxahachie, TX home and it is brown, you should schedule an appointment for plumbing service immediately. The brown color is likely rust in the water, and it isn’t safe for use. Drinking, cooking, and bathing in rusty water can be very harmful.
If it is just the hot water that is discolored, the issue lies within the water heater. When sediment builds up in the water tank, it loosens up when the water heats up and comes out in the hot water. When you schedule an appointment for plumbing service, the plumber will examine your water heater to determine whether it can be repaired or if you will need a replacement.
Discolored hot and cold water signifies an issue with the pipes. If your pipes are corroded, the corrosion will come out with the water, causing the discoloration. This issue would require having a plumber replace the pipes.
The sooner you schedule an appointment with a plumbing company, the sooner your water will be safe for use.
#4 Dripping Faucet
You may believe that a dripping faucet isn’t a serious issue, but it actually is. Your faucet is dripping due to a problem with the faucet’s mechanics. If you don’t schedule an appointment with a plumbing company, eventually, the dripping will escalate to a steady stream.
Also, a dripping faucet can waste a significant amount of water. In one day, a dripping faucet can waste 5 gallons of water. This equals 2,083 gallons of water over the course of a year, which can cause a significant spike in your water bill.
When you schedule an appointment with a plumbing company, the plumber will inspect the faucet to determine whether it can be repaired or if you will need to have the faucet replaced.
#5 No Water
The most obvious sign that you need to schedule an appointment for plumbing service is no water coming from the taps and showerheads. Before you make the call, check your bank account to ensure your water bills have been paid. Also, ask a neighbor if they have running water to rule out a widespread outage. If everything checks out, make the call. There are a few issues that could be causing the lack of water.
- An issue with the water main or the waterline
- Clogged or corroded pipes
- Aged materials
- Frozen pipes
The sooner you schedule an appointment for plumbing service, the sooner you will have running water again.
Why Choose Bahama Plumbing?
If you need to schedule an appointment for plumbing service and want to work with the best in the business, contact Bahama Plumbing. We are a family-owned and operated business, and our plumbers have over 40 years of combined experience.
We understand that plumbing issues can be very inconvenient, which is why we will get to your home as soon as possible, even if you call outside of our regular business hours.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call today.