The plumbing system in your Hurst, TX home is essential to your daily life. Your family uses the plumbing system multiple times a day to run the water, flush the toilet, and shower. In addition, certain appliances rely on your home’s plumbing system, including your dishwasher, washing machine, and your refrigerator’s ice maker and water dispenser.
If there is an issue with your plumbing system’s water delivery system or drainage system, you won’t be able to perform simple daily tasks, making life in your home frustrating and inconvenient.
More and more homeowners are making home repairs, DIY projects to save money. DIY is great for some projects; however, a plumbing repair is not one of them. Your home’s plumbing system is very complex, and it takes education and experience to resolve the issue successfully. In addition, most homeowners don’t have the tools and equipment necessary to make a plumbing repair.
If your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following issues, it is best to call a licensed plumber.
Leaks are one of the most common service calls for a plumber. If you open the cabinet under your sink or the vanity in your bathroom and find a puddle of water, it is normal to panic.
There are several issues that can cause a leak.
- Corroded valve seat
- Loose water supply connection
- Damaged O-Ring
- Faucet leak
- Clogged P-Trap
- Drain leak
- Worn washers
- Pipe corrosion
When you discover the leak, you need to dry the area as quickly as possible to prevent water damage and mold growth. When the area is dry, put a large pan underneath the plumbing under the vanity just in case someone forgets about the leak and runs the water. Finally, call a licensed plumbing company.
There is more to fixing a leak under the sink than tightening up the pipe. There are possible causes for the leak, and you will need a professional to correctly diagnose the issue and make the necessary repair.
#2 Water Heater Issues
The water heater in your home may be considered an appliance, but it is still a vital part of your plumbing system. Without your water heater, you won’t have hot water, which you need multiple times a day.
Most people have their water heaters installed in the basement or a closet, where they are out of sight. It is a good idea to check your water heater regularly to ensure there are no issues. If your water heater is experiencing any of the following problems, you should call a licensed plumber.
- No hot water
- The water isn’t hot enough.
- You run out of hot water frequently.
- Discolored hot water
- Foul-smelling hot water
- Poor hot water pressure
- Strange sounds coming from the unit
- Moisture or water pooling around the water heater
Ignoring these water heater issues is a bad idea. Waiting to call a plumber can cause the problem to escalate, resulting in an expensive repair. Waiting too long could also result in you needing to replace your water heater.
#3 Drain Issues
When you turn on the water in your Hurst, TX home, you expect it to flow freely down the drain. It can be a hassle if the water drains slowly or won’t go down the drain at all. Slow drains can make simple daily tasks take longer than necessary. If your tub drain is slow, you will be standing in a few feet of water by the time you finish showering. If the drain is clogged completely, you won’t be able to use the sink or tub.
DIY methods such as liquid drain cleaners or attempting to snake the drain yourself aren’t the best ideas. Drain cleaners can damage your plumbing system, and there is no guarantee the drain cleaner will remove the entire clog. If you don’t know how to use a drain snake properly, you could damage or puncture the pipes.
It is best to hire a professional to remove the clog. A plumber can use a drain camera to locate the clog, determine the size and check for any damage caused by the clog. This information will help them choose the best way to reach the clog and the best method to remove it safely.
#4 Dripping Faucet
Most people don’t worry too much about a dripping faucet because it is easy to ignore. A dripping faucet doesn’t make much noise, and because the water is dripping, you assume you aren’t wasting much water. If a faucet in your home is dripping, it is more serious than you think, and you should call a licensed plumber.
There are a few issues that can cause your faucet to drip, such as a worn-out washer or gasket, loose O ring, or corrosion in the valve seat. Ignoring the problem could cause the dripping to escalate to a steady stream. In addition, a dripping faucet wastes more water than you think. A dripping tap can waste up to 11 gallons of water a day, and 330 gallons a month, which will cause your water bills to increase significantly.
A plumbing professional can inspect the faucet to determine if it can be repaired or if a replacement is the better option.
Why Choose Tioga Plumbing & Electric?
If you are having issues with the plumbing system in your Hurst, TX home and need to hire a plumber, contact Tioga Plumbing & Electric. We are a full-service plumbing, electrical, and glass company that has been serving customers in the area since 1953.
Over the years, we have earned an excellent reputation in the community. We are an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau and have a 5-star rating on Google. We are also a member of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association.
Our plumbers are licensed, insured, and highly trained. Before they are hired, our techs must pass a drug test and a background check. We want our customers to feel safe when our techs enter their homes, and we hope this policy gives you peace of mind.
If you have an issue when we aren’t in the office, don’t worry. We offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will do our best to get a plumber to your home as quickly as possible.
To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.
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