Common Signs You Need Plumbing Repairs
The plumbing system in your home has tons of moving parts and fixtures
that can all fall susceptible to deterioration over time. Knowing when
to contact a plumbing company starts by knowing how to identify these
repair concerns. Some of the most common plumbing repairs include:
CLOGGED DRAINS: One of the most common plumbing issues in the world, drains can clog for
a ton of different reasons. Whether it’s hardened cooking grease
in the kitchen sink, excess hair in the tub, or a child’s toy in
the toilet, our plumbers will help get your plumbing flowing again in no time.
LEAKY FIXTURES: Over time, the o-rings found on many of the fixtures throughout your home
can deteriorate. Eventually, this leaves you with a small water leak and
the risk of potential water damage in your kitchen, bathroom, or any other
area with plumbing.
LOW WATER PRESSURE: In most cases, low water pressure stems from some type of blockage that’s
preventing water from flowing throughout your home. Whether it’s
relegated to one fixture or the entire system is flowing with low pressure,
our plumbers will get to the bottom of the issue.
UNSEEN LEAKS: An unseen water leak can cause extensive damage and even lead to the risk
of mold growth. Whether it’s under your slab foundation or behind
some drywall, finding a leak quickly can help mitigate any extensive damage.
Look out for the sound of running water, low water pressure, or high water
bills as these can all point to a potential water leak.
HIGH WATER COSTS: As mentioned above, any time your water bill is on the rise, there’s
a problem. More often than not, this will be caused by some minor leak
in your plumbing system. It could also be attributed to an inefficient
appliance like an old water heater.
When Should You Consider Replacing Your Water Heater?
One appliance that homeowners can unanimously agree is a necessity is the
water heater. Not only does it make those winter morning showers bearable,
but also it helps take the grease off dishes and stains out of your clothing.
However, like any appliance in your home, it can deteriorate over time.
Consider a water heater replacement if:
- Your water heater is over 10 years old and in need of a major repair.
- There is rust in the water or around fittings on the unit.
- You’re experiencing low water pressure when using hot water.
- The water temperatures fluctuate.
- There’s a leak at the base of the tank or near fittings.
- Your energy costs are constantly rising.
Call us at (208) 268-6488 to request plumbing service in the Boise, ID area!