What Every Homeowner Needs To Know About Plumbing Repair
Your plumbing system in your home is one of those things in life that you take for granted until there is a problem. When our phone rings and we are talking to a homeowner with a clogged toilet or a sink that won’t drain we hear the frustration in their voice when they are asking about the cost of plumbing repair.
We also know how often types of repairs, or the more costly sewer line back-ups, water line breaks and leaks that flood your home, happen when it is the worst time for you financially. While we can’t stop plumbing problems from happening completely, there are some ways that we are happy to work with our customers to try to reduce the risk of these emergency situations.
Early Warning Signs
While it is possible for a pipe to break or something to get flushed down a toilet by a child, a great number of plumbing repair issues have early warning signs of impending disaster. By learning what these signs are homeowners can call us in before the problem is an emergency and this often helps to reduce the cost considerably.
Signs of toilets, sinks, bathtubs or drains in the home, including in the laundry, that are draining slowly or seem to gurgle and make unusual sounds should be a warning sign of a problem. This may be a sewer line or a line in the home that is partially obstructed. It can also be the sign of a clogged roof vent that is a very easy fix in most cases.
Look for signs of moisture, mold, or pools of water anywhere that water lines are present. While in our hot climate it may be condensation it is our experience that it is more likely to be a small leak that will, over time, get much bigger.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Another way that we recommend to head of plumbing repair emergencies is to have a once a year scheduled maintenance visit. We will be able to monitor your plumbing system and detect any early problems before they become major repair bills.
Give us a call if you haven’t had your system checked or if you have concerns about drains, leaks or other potential plumbing problems.