As a homeowner , it can feel like your work never ends. Between cleaning and regular maintenance, the chores can add up, and unfortunately, sometimes fall through the cracks. However, it is crucial to understand that your home’s plumbing system will cause you many headaches and have some expensive repair bills without the proper care. But if you know a few critical pieces of information, you can avoid these stressful and potentially costly pitfalls.
Most of the time, we don’t think about all of the drains throughout the house being connected. So if you make a mistake and clog your toilet, that nasty raw sewage could end up flooding your shower or sink. Likewise, a clog from food stuffed down the garbage disposal could result in issues that hamper your toilet’s ability to flush. Knowing this tidbit of information helps to clarify why it is vital to avoid clogs in all of your home’s drain pipes.
You can avoid many clogs in your sink and tub drains by simply placing a small mesh screen over the drain opening. This cost-effective solution will trap the loose hair, bits of food, and other debris that will stick in the residue inside the drain pipes and start to form a clog. To avoid clogged toilet drains, follow one simple rule. Never flush anything but human waste and toilet paper. There are no other paper products that break down as quickly or entirely as TP. So even a tissue or single-ply napkin will create a blockage in your drain and possibly flood your home with sewage.
Homeowners typically view dripping faucets as more of an annoyance than anything. However, they can be just the beginning of your problems and some costly ones at that. Most faucets have a washer or seal that prevents leaking. Taking a quick look for leaks once a month is the best way to avoid wasting water and creating corrosion and mineral buildup that will cause your fixtures to deteriorate.
A faucet that drips just ten times per minute will waste over 40 gallons of water a month. But the real cost comes when the faucet begins to wear and creates a considerable leak that causes water damage to your home. Water running down the outside of the faucet can miss the sink entirely and end up ruining walls and floors before you notice that constant flow of water.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can be a sign of several significant issues. The most severe problem it indicates is a hidden leak somewhere in your home. But other issues can include a failing pressure relief valve, excessive corrosion in your water lines, or a blockage in the pipe. Unfortunately, the only way to know the cause of low water pressure is to call a licensed plumber for a plumbing inspection.
While you cannot prevent these issues from occurring, you can minimize the amount of damage and the cost of the repairs by acting quickly when the issue first appears. Call (214) 388-8838 at the first sign of any problems with your home’s water pressure, fixtures, or drains. A licensed plumber from Metroplex Leak & Locate will arrive promptly and determine what is causing the issue and how to best correct it.
Once our pros determine the problem with your home’s plumbing, we will provide you with a complete cost quote to make the necessary repairs. When possible, we will also offer multiple solutions to help you make a selection that works within your budget. And best of all, every repair is backed by our complete parts and labor warranty.