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How to Identify Common Plumbing Problems in Your Home

What is a home without a plumbing system? Seriously, what would you be able to do in your house without running water, hot water, or even a bathroom to use? It would resemble more of a hostel or a dorm room, and even then you’d still lack the amenities that those buildings have.

Human beings just need access to clean water and the ability to flush their waste away. Even in ancient Rome, people used the aqueducts and fresh running water to bathe and drink regularly. Our homes are just an extension of that genius engineering.

What we’re trying to say is that you should never give up on your plumbing system, even if it’s encountering a few problems. If any of the following issues sound familiar, then be sure to call our team for plumbing services in Summerlin. Just don’t give up on your access to clean water!

Common Plumbing Issues

Let’s take a look at some of the most frequent types of plumbing issues we see, and why they can be so tricky to detect. Just remember that our team specializes in diagnosing these issues.

We can locate the source of the problem even if they’re hidden behind a wall or deep in your basement, so make sure you take that into account when you’re facing hours of frustrating DIY work.

  • Toilet issues. From running to clogging, toilets can have hundreds of unique issues depending on their type, their size, and where they are in the home. While these fixtures are pretty self-contained and most problems can be fixed with just a bit of elbow grease (like a misaligned flapper or a leaking fill valve), some problems require professional support, like a leak from the tank.
  • Water pressure issues. Does your water pressure seem extremely light? Unfortunately, many homeowners just assume that their low water pressure is just a “perk” of their house. When in reality, low water pressure can signify a leak somewhere else, or a loose part of your plumbing system that isn’t as tight as it should be.
  • Drain and sewer clogs. When a drain clogs up, it can be a frustrating experience at the least. These can be pretty obvious to detect. And at worst, you could have several first-floor drains clogging up or slowing down, which could indicate a sewer problem. These can be very hard to alleviate without professional help.
  • General leaks. Any time you notice a pipe dripping or a puddle on the ground in your home, there’s potential for a leak. This is never a good sight but it’s usually a quick repair from our perspective.

Here’s What You Can Do

First, we recommend calling and scheduling an appointment as quickly as possible with a professional plumber. It will still take time for us to get to your home, so you’ll still need to do other things in the meantime.

After a plumber has learned about your problem and has scheduled service, make sure you use towels to clean up whatever water might be leaking. If it’s a clog, you can try to remove it yourself but please stay away from caustic chemicals or making any large adjustments to your plumbing system. These could cause more problems than they fix!

Remember: When your HVAC system or plumbing isn’t looking so hot, it’s time to get Johnny On the Spot. Schedule an appointment with us pronto!

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