01 May. 20

4 Common Plumbing Problems And When To Call In The Pros For Help

Every homeowner experiences a few plumbing issues or problems from time to time. But it can be tough to know when to handle the problem yourself and when to call in the pros from Metroplex Leak & Line to get the job done for you. The most important thing to remember is that even tiny drips and leaks are costing you money and can lead to severe water damage and the growth of toxic mold if left unrepaired.

  • Dripping Faucets- You might look at a dripping faucet or shower as a very minor concern. After all, it is water that is running down a drain and is not doing any damage to your home. But looking at the bigger picture, you will see that a drip every 5 seconds will add up to over 500 gallons of water wasted in a single year. And that is just one leaking fixture. The repair could be as simple as replacing a worn-out washer or O-ring. Or it could require a new valve to stop the drip. If you are not comfortable taking on this project, call (214) 388-4525 and know that the Metroplex Leak & Line team will get it taken care of for you quickly and cost-effectively.
  • Running Toilet- A toilet that runs continuously could be wasting up to 200 gallons of water each day. Over the course of two months, that is enough water to fill a swimming pool with a capacity of 12,000 gallons. The most common cause of a running toilet is a worn out flapper or an issue with the chain. They can easily be replaced with a few inexpensive parts from the big box store. But if those don’t do the trick, it is time to call in the pros from Metroplex Leak & Line.
  • Low Water Pressure- If your home’s water pressure has slowly decreased, the issue could be mineral deposits and scale build-up inside your plumbing pipes. Or the problem could be related to a hidden leak in or under your home. Over time, the leak has increased, causing your home’s water pressure to decrease. The only way to know the real cause of your drop in water pressure is to call in the licensed plumbers from Metroplex Leak & Line to investigate the problem. Once our team has found the issue, we will provide you with options to make the needed repair or to correct the issue that has sapped your home’s water pressure. But remember, the faster you call, the faster we can investigate and eliminate any leaks that could be causing expensive water damage to your home and promoting the growth of toxic black mold.
  • Slow Or Clogged Drains- Nothing is more frustrating than standing in dirty water while you are showering. If you are noticing that your shower, tub, or sink drains are not clearing as quickly as they once did, this is a sign of a serious issue. If the problem is just with a single drain, a plunger might remove the clog that is forming. But if the problem is throughout your home, it is time to call in the pros. And never try to solve a clog problem with chemical drain cleaners that can damage your drain pipes and cost more to repair than a clog. The best option and only complete solution to drain clogs is a professional drain cleaning from the pros at Metroplex Leak & Line. We use only high-pressure water to blast away clogs and the residue that will create future clogs.

Knowing the difference between a small do it yourself repair, and the major issues that need the expertise and experience of a licensed plumber is priceless. Making the right choice to call in a Metroplex Leak & Line pro for big jobs, or projects that you don’t have time to handle will save you a great deal of money and frustration. Clogged drains, sewage backups, leaking pipes, and broken toilets are all issues that can result in thousands of dollars in water damage. So call us at (214) 388-4525 as soon as you discover a problem that you know is beyond your skill level.