If you are like most Hurst, TX homeowners, you don’t think about your plumbing system very often. As long as it is functioning properly, your plumbing system isn’t on your mind.
The plumbing system in your home has two purposes. First, it is responsible for delivering clean, clear water to your faucets, showerheads, toilets, and water-based appliances. The second purpose of your plumbing system is to remove water and waste from the home.
You rely on your plumbing system for many household tasks. If it isn’t functioning properly, life in the home will come to a screeching halt. Simple tasks such as showering, flushing the toilet, and using the sink can be impossible.
If you are experiencing any of the following issues in your home, you should call a licensed plumber immediately. If you make the call as soon as the problem begins, you can prevent a minor issue from becoming a major one.
#1 No Water
If there is no water coming into your home, you may need assistance from a licensed plumber. Before you make the call, check with your neighbors to ensure that there isn’t a widespread water outage. You should also ensure that your water bills have been paid and your service wasn’t turned off.
If everything checks out, you should call a professional. There are a few issues that could be causing the problem, including:
- An issue with the water main
- Clogged or corroded pipes
- Poor or aging materials
Until you call a plumbing service, you won’t have water coming into the home.
#2 Slow Or Clogged Drains
Slow drains can be very frustrating. When the water drains down the sink or shower slowly, daily household tasks can be difficult and take longer. A clogged drain is more frustrating. When the drain is clogged, you won’t be able to use your sink or shower at all.
You may be tempted to solve the problem yourself using a liquid drain cleaner. Unfortunately, this isn’t the best option. There is no guarantee that the drain cleaner will remove the entire clog, which means that the clog will continue growing, causing another issue in the near future. Also, liquid drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can cause damage to your pipes.
It is best to call a licensed plumber if you have a slow or clogged drain. A professional will be able to use one of a few different methods to remove the clog based on its size and location. A plumbing service will ensure that the clog is removed safely and completely.
#3 Poor Water Pressure
Another frustrating plumbing issue is poor water pressure. When you aren’t getting adequate water pressure, daily household tasks can be difficult. Simple things like washing your hair and washing the dishes will take longer than they should. Also, your appliances that require water to function won’t work properly.
If just the hot water pressure is poor, the problem lies within your water heater. When the hot and cold water pressure is poor, you could have a leak in the waterline. Waterline leaks often occur behind the wall where you can’t see them. As the water pools, it can cause significant damage to the structure of your home and promote mold growth. Also, a leak in the water line can waste a significant amount of water, which can cause a significant increase in your water bill.
It is best to call a licensed plumber as soon as you notice the change in your water pressure.
#4 Rusty Water
If the water coming from the faucets and showerheads in your Hurst, TX home is brown or discolored, it is likely rust. If it is just the hot water that is discolored, the problem lies within your water heater. Discolored hot and cold water could be due to the pipes in your home. If they are corroded, it will cause the water to come out discolored. Because it is not safe to drink, bathe in and cook with rusty water, it is essential that you schedule an appointment with a plumber immediately. Until you can get a professional to your home, it is best to use bottled water.
#5 Water Heater Issues
Your water heater is one of the most essential appliances in your Hurst, TX home. If your water heater isn’t functioning properly, daily household tasks will become impossible. Also, your water-based appliances won’t function properly. If your water heater shows any of the following signs, you should call a licensed plumber immediately.
- No hot water
- The water doesn’t get any hotter than lukewarm
- Poor hot water pressure
- Rusty hot water
- Strange sounds coming from the water heater
- Pilot light issues (gas or oil water heaters)
- Moisture or water pooling around the water heater
Why Choose Tioga Plumbing & Electric?
If you are having any issues with your plumbing system and need the help of a licensed plumber, don’t choose the first name that comes up during a Google search. Instead, schedule an appointment with Tioga Plumbing & Electric. We are a full-service residential and commercial plumbing company, and we also provide electrical and window services.
Tioga has been serving customers in the area since 1953, and since then, we have earned an excellent reputation in the community and the industry. We are an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau and have a 5-star rating on Google. We have also won several Home Advisor awards over the years.
Our plumbing technicians are highly trained and highly qualified. Before we hire someone, they must pass a background check and a drug test. When one of our plumbers arrives at your home, you can be sure they are on time. Their truck will be stocked with parts to handle many common repairs.
Before they do any work, the plumber will give you an accurate quote, so you know what the repair will cost before the work begins.
We understand that plumbing issues can arise at any time of the day or night. This is why we offer 24/7 emergency service. If you call our office after hours, we will get to your home as quickly as if you had called during regular business hours.
To schedule an appointment for a plumbing repair or any other service, give us at Tioga Plumbing & Electric a call today.
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