Even for the handiest of DIYers there will come a time when every homeowner will have to call a plumber. While plumbers see their fair share of strange plumbing calls, most problems they face are pretty common. Here are some of the typical plumbing issues homeowners face.
Aside from the annoying noise it creates, a dripping faucet may seem harmless, but don’t be fooled. They can cause quite a dent in one’s water bill by how much water is wasted over time. If you can’t seem to get that leaky faucet to stop dripping it may be time to contact a plumber. Your nerves and wallet will thank you.
Did you know a running toilet could easily waste up to 200 gallons of water per day? Most of the time it can be an easy fix, but if you find that despite your best efforts your toilet is still running, call a professional to put a stop to it.
Slow Or Clogged Drains
A slow or clogged drain gets gross. Whether it is hair or food, sometimes the liquid plumber isn’t going to cut it. For those situations where drains just aren’t moving smoothly enough, it’s recommended to reach out to a plumber.
In New York we go through periods of hot and cold throughout the year, which can wear down the metal in your pipes. Homeowners should keep an eye out for wet spots on the ground or ceiling, this could drastically change the cost of fixing the leaking pipes and the amount of water damage it caused.
The normal water heater life span is about eight to twelve years. If your showers are not getting hot enough, or not staying hot long enough, it may be time for a water heater repair or replacement. A plumber can help you pick the best model for price, efficiency, and size of your home.