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If you’re like most of us, you don’t have much of an idea what’s going on behind the scenes in your Binghampton home. Water comes out of the faucet when it’s supposed to and flushes down the toilet when you pull the lever. Good plumbing is like acting—you aren’t aware of it until something goes wrong.
However, things go wrong, and without a comprehensive understanding of the mechanics of your home’s plumbing systems, it can be tempting to ignore minor problems. Out of sight is out of mind as the saying goes. We at Drain Works Plumbing Inc have prepared this list of four common plumbing repair issues you should never ignore, in case they’re a symptom of a larger problem.
- Leaky Faucet Most of the time, a leaky faucet isn’t anything to worry about. But if your faucet mainly leaks during the summer, it can signal poor insulation of the water tank. During the cold Binghampton winter, without a constant flow, there’s danger of pipes freezing or even bursting. This costly problem can knock out your residential water supply for a few days. There’s nothing like a hot shower until you can no longer take one.
- Clogged Toilet Most of the time, clogged toilets will resolve with the use of a trusty plunger and some elbow grease. But they can be signs of larger drain obstructions. If the toilet is consistently clogged and doesn’t resolve with easy home toilet repair remedies, ask every member of the household whether they’ve flushed anything down there. An obstruction by napkins, bobby pins or elastic bands can pose a serious problem. A clogged toilet may require an emergency treatment. The certified plumbers at Drain Works Plumbing Inc. have specialized tools and training that drain cleaners can’t replace. Plus, clogged toilets aren’t the only toilet repair issue we can help with!
- Slow Drains Slow drains are a common issue in kitchen sinks (where food waste gets washed down the sink) and in bathtubs (where hair collects in the drain and blocks water flow). However, check the pipes underneath if you’re able to—if there’s water leaking, the obstruction is causing pressure buildup enough to damage the pipes. This can quickly become a problem requiring professional help. If your conventional at-home methods such as drain cleaner don’t help, call us for plumbing repair.
- No Hot Water If you feel like the hot water is running out less than five minutes into your morning shower, there may be an issue with your hot water heater. Water heater repair is certainly one of the more dreaded home repair issues and for good reason: it’s very hard to keep your Binghampton home comfortable and clean without hot water.
Water heater repair is an issue best left to the experts. Amateur repair attempts could damage the heater or worse. When it comes to your water heat and pressure, trust a professional.
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Dealing with small plumbing issues before they become large ones is crucial to the overall health of your home and can make a big difference to your family’s well-being.
Next time you have a clogged toilet, don’t reach for the drain cleaner. Call the experts at Drain Works Plumbing Inc. today!