Some minor plumbing issues can be fixed without professional help, but not all plumbing problems can. While some projects might be easy to do, there can be overlooked complications. When it comes to toilets and sinks, these appliances tend to create the most damage if there is a leak. Oftentimes, leaks can occur without notice until it is too late. Here are some tips to help you know when it is time to call in a plumber.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), leaks can waste more water than you might think. Did you know 10 percent of homes in the United States have leaks that lose up to 90 gallons of water each day? From major leaks to issues with the main water system, if your water goes out, it is time to call a plumber. Since leaks can waste an abundance of water, they can also increase the cost of your water bill. The EPA also reported that a fixed leak can save up to 10 percent on a water bill.
No Hot Water
Water can take a few minutes to warm up, especially after a shower has been used a few times in a row. However, if water does not warm up after at least five minutes, it is time to call in a plumber. Chances are, there might be an issue with your water heater, and a plumber can assist. A professional plumber can fix the issue whether it is big or small. If your water tank is not big enough, this can be a reason why your hot water does not last you long enough. A plumber can assist in telling you what size water tank you will need and can install it for you. If the water heater is properly sized, a professional plumber can help fix other potential issues they may find. Temperature fluctuations can be easily checked along with igniters, fuses, thermostats, and more.
Low Water Temperature
If you turn on your faucet and notice it is not fully flowing, a plumber can assist to take a look internally at your pipes. Depending on the situation, a bathroom faucet can be clogged as a result of an aerator. A resident can attempt to fix this simply by cleaning the aerator with a scrubber. However, if this does not fix your issue and you are noticing low water pressure coming from multiple water sources in your home, this can point to a more significant issue. Low water pressure can be a result of broken pipes in walls or a foundation of a home. Anytime you use water, these areas will leak and can cause significant damage.
A dripping faucet might not seem like a big deal. However, before you know it, that one dripping faucet can waste gallons of water and increase your water bill. While some faucets might be quick to fix by tape or inserting a new bracket, more extreme measures sometimes must be taken. Crack pipes or improperly installed pieces can result in pipe issues. A buildup of pressure can also be the cause of a leaky faucet. For these problems, it is essential to call in a plumber for help. A plumber can assist in quickly evaluating the problem before it escalates.
Request Professional Plumbing Services
Leaks are a common plumbing issue many homeowners and businesses encounter. If you have a plumbing issue or suspect you have a leak, call in a professional plumber to assess the situation. At Flamingo Plumbing, we provide emergency and non-emergency plumbing services. For more information, contact us today.