Products that claim to break up clogged drains may work for minor issues, but the majority of backups need to be physically located and removed. That is definitely not a job that you want to take on by yourself. Certain symptoms around your house are red flags that it is time for you to call your local plumber. Here are just a few:
No Hot Water
Your hot water heater is responsible for supplying the hot water required for showering and other cleaning processes in your home. When that equipment malfunctions or has been improperly adjusted, you could find yourself without the warmth you’re used to. If your problem is due to an inadequately sized water heater, the issue will continue to be a problem until the heater is replaced. If this is the case, contact Tritan Plumbing to discuss the needs of your household. Most other cases of a loss of hot water also call for a professional, so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone.
Leaky Water Heaters
Maybe your hot water supply is fine, but there are puddles of water underneath the hot water heater. This is an obvious sign that something is wrong with the equipment. Have it inspected and repaired, or arrange for a replacement in order to avoid a complete loss of hot water, as outlined above.
You will also need to hire a plumber if you are upgrading or replacing your water heater. As an added benefit, they may be able to dispose of your old equipment, as well.
A leaky pipe is a much more serious problem than a leaky faucet. When water gets behind the walls or into the insulation, the resulting damage can be extensive. Water accumulation can cause mold to grow, and wood framing will deteriorate long before its time. Even a sporadic leak can result in major damage.
If you see or smell water where it shouldn’t be, call Tritan Plumbing right away. Leaky pipes are often a precursor to bursting pipes. As you can imagine, the damage and flooding that can result from that issue are potentially catastrophic; you’re looking at flooded basements, ruined wood floors, expensive treatments to avoid mold, and more.
A Toilet That Is Constantly Running
When you consistently hear the thrum of a running toilet, what you are really hearing is your water bill increasing by the minute. A running toilet is generally a result of broken internal components, from valves to the float or chains. It could be anything, so to be on the safe side, go ahead and turn off the toilet’s water supply and call Tritan Plumbing. Attempting to tackle toilet problems as a DIY project often results in more extensive damage and expense.
Upgrading your plumbing fixtures is a simple way to give your home a mini-facelift. It may also provide you with better functionality and features. The latest models of kitchen faucets have some very impressive features, and new taps and shower heads can completely transform the look and feel of a bathroom, as well.
Although some seasoned DIY fans may be comfortable installing a new faucet with basic features, many situations require the expertise of an experienced plumber. Most DIY plumbing “hacks” spell disaster, and they will most likely cost more than if you called your plumber at the start of the project. Better safe than sorry.
Garbage Disposal Issues
Your garbage disposal is hooked up directly to your plumbing (most often, your dishwasher), and it requires a drain and water supply. If your disposal is not working properly or not working at all, a plumber is the best person to call.
When a garbage disposal is malfunctioning, the result is nothing nice. The odors can be horrendous, the components of operation are complicated, and it could be very dangerous to fool with a garbage disposal on your own. Save yourself the trouble, and give us a call.
A leak around your toilet is not something you even want to explore on your own. The water supply lines or bowl gasket could be part of the problem, or it could be something worse. In any case, it is best to call a plumber. An improperly installed toilet can mean disaster for your home, including a temporary loss of your bathroom while repairs are made.
There are many projects and issues that homeowners can handle on their own, but any of the plumbing problems that we have listed here will be best looked after with the expertise of a licensed and experienced plumber. Keep your family safe and your home in good condition with the help of Tritan Plumbing. Contact us today to learn how we can help.