Every homeowner knows the importance of a good, solid plumbing system.
However, there can be some plumbing problems happening in your home that you aren’t even aware of which can make it difficult to decide if you need a specific plumbing service.
When these hidden issues happen in your home, they can be difficult to identify. Knowing exactly what to look for in your plumbing system will help you decide if you need a plumbing service done on your home plumbing system.
Some of these plumbing services you may have never even considered, but can make a world of difference.
Types Of Plumbing Services You Didn’t Know You Needed
Plumbers have a variety of skills and know how to find a problem within a home plumbing system. But some types of plumbing services aren’t often thought about by a homeowner.
Oftentimes homeowners will write off a problem because they don’t feel it’s a severe enough issue.
However, if some plumbing issues are left unattended, they can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing system.
Regular Drain Cleanings
Drain cleaning is one plumbing service that is often overlooked by homeowners. But there are some telltale signs that a drain cleaning is very much needed for your plumbing system.
As time goes on pipes get narrower and will cause your drains to drain slowly. Typically, this is because hair, grease, soap, and debris are put down the drains and built up on the inner walls of the pipes. This will result in the drains of your showers, tubs, or sinks slowly draining.
While this may not seem like a big problem, it can cause further issues down the road. Having a drain cleaning plumbing service performed can allow your pipes to become free of all buildup. This will result in your drains and pipes functioning the way they are made to.
Water Heater Service
No homeowner wants to be stuck in the cold months of the year without hot water. Having your hot water heater serviced before the winter season can help you avoid losing access to hot water and a costly hot water heater replacement.
As with any part of your plumbing system, your water heater will go through normal wear and tear throughout the year. Having your water heater looked at and serviced can help increase its lifespan and get you through those cold months without going out.
Sometimes a dripping faucet isn’t always a quick and easy fix. There can be more complicated problems happening with faucets that will require them to be replaced. Some faucet issues might require the faucet to be replaced as opposed to just a simple, quick fix. Things like:
- Hot or Cold Water Missing
- Low Water Pressure
Garbage Disposal Service And Replacement
If you notice that your garbage disposal doesn’t seem to work as well as it did when you first moved in or purchased your home, you might need a garbage disposal service or replacement.
Oftentimes issues with your garbage disposal might go unnoticed or not be deemed a priority. But if it doesn’t get fixed or replaced, more issues can arise. Some common problems that you may need a garbage disposal service for include:
- Leaking disposal
- The disposal is having trouble starting
- Bad smells coming from the disposal
- Water is draining slowly through the disposal
- Sound is coming from the disposal but it’s not running properly
When your toilet starts having problems it can lead to bigger issues. It’s important to address issues with your toilet ahead of time before they get worse. A simple clog might be a sign of a leak or burst in the pipes.
Having a professional from M and M take a look at what is going on with your toilet can make a big difference in what kind of repair is needed and how to prevent larger problems in the future.
Water Pressure Assessment
If you’re getting a feeling that your water pressure seems to be a little off from its normal pressure, this might be a sign that there is something wrong with your water pipes. Busted pipes, clogs, and leaks can turn into something much worse.
A water pressure assessment can help rule out any potential big problems. It can also help identify if the issue is coming from the water pressure meter as opposed to the water lines.
Sewer System Maintenance
As your home ages so does its sewer system. This can make your sewer line more susceptible to problems that can only be found during a sewer system maintenance check done by a professional plumber.
During these checks, a plumber might use a sewer camera to inspect the internal pipes and check for any corrosion or breaks in the lines. This can help save you money if the problem is caught before it turns into something worse.
Angle Stop Repair
An angle stop is located on the water lines of appliances, toilets, and plumbing fixtures and allows the water to be turned off to these appliances.
If your angle stop appears to be leaking or not allowing enough water to flow to the appliance, an angle stop repair may be a good move for you. If an angle stop continues to have issues it may cause the water to overflow which can be a costly repair.
Pipe Repair And Replacement
Just like any part of your plumbing system, pipes are prone to leaks and clogs. If an area of your plumbing system is having signs of corrosion, leaks, or clogs, a pipe repair or replacement may help your plumbing system function better.
This is often a job that takes a lot of resources and experience to locate the exact problem area and cause of the issue.
Having a pipe inspection completed by an M and M plumber can help you determine if there are weak spots in your plumbing system.
Pipe inspections check for potential problems before they become bigger issues. This can help you determine if you need a pipe repair or replacement before it’s too late.
Why It’s Important To Have A Professional Do The Job
Having a licensed plumber perform a plumbing service can help avoid costly mistakes. They are equipped with all the skills and tools necessary to complete a job fast and get it done right.
There won’t be any guesswork during a plumbing job when a professional completes the job. It will also save you a lot of time and stress if you try to fix a plumbing problem on your own.
Long-Term Problems With Your Plumbing System
If your home happens to have a busted pipe and you don’t know about it, it can cause many issues. It can cause dirt and debris to enter your drinking water and cause a buildup of mold and mildew in the walls of your home.
Homes that have had a toilet that has had a clog for a long period of time and the problem has been ignored may cause a pipe to burst or not be able to use the plumbing until the problem has been resolved.
Likewise with a leaking sewer system, if the water continues to leak without it being stopped there may be problems with the sewer water backing up and leaking into your lawn. This can result in a stinky mess outside your home.
How To Avoid Bigger Plumbing Issues
The best thing that you can do to avoid bigger plumbing issues is to have a professional inspect all areas of your plumbing system. They will be able to notice if anything is not functioning the way it is supposed to be. They can also point out any areas of your plumbing system that might cause problems for you in the future and fix them before they happen.
Having routine inspections and maintenance is a great way to avoid plumbing problems. Licensed plumbers will perform a “tune-up” of your plumbing system, check for any signs of a leak or clog, and assess your water pressure. This can have a big impact on the lifespan of your plumbing system.
Some quick tips to avoid some plumbing problems include:
- Keep drains clear and clean.
- Refrain from flushing any flushable wipes down the toilet.
- Don’t pour grease down your drains.
- Get minor issues fixed as soon as they are noticed.
- Don’t use DIY plumbing cleaners.
Keep Your Plumbing System Functioning
If you’re in search of a sure way to keep your plumbing system functioning to its greatest ability, give the professionals at M and M Plumbing a call. We are available to help you figure out what is wrong with your system and make any repairs necessary to ensure your plumbing system lasts. We’ll also give you tips to help you avoid future problems. We have the experience, tools, and skills you’re looking for to help your plumbing system function for years to come.