Clogged Sewer Lines
If you begin to smell foul odor or notice sewage backups, it is most likely due to a clog. Allowing sewer lines to be clogged presents a huge health risk to the entire community and bring property values down. A professional can actively pump the sewer lines, helping to break away any debris or accumulation of waste products and thereby restoring the flow of sewage through the pipes. They can also help in preventing tree root growths by installing physical barriers near your septic pipes or providing chemical agents that kill tree roots before they can cause any damage.
Changes in Color or Taste of Water
This can be due to corroded or rusted pipes, leading to high metal content in your home’s water. Corrosion of pipes ultimately leads to a decreased efficiency of all appliances in your home and can lead to leaks or bursts. Depending on the size of the job, it is advised to have a plumber inspect and replace you pipes.
Broken Water Heater
It is extremely difficult to replace a water heater without any professional help. If you notice that hot water is not flowing to any of your appliances or faucets in your home, first check to make sure the thermometer for your heater is set to the correct temperature. Changing this temperature could very well resolve the problem. However, if the problem persists, it may be due to an internal failure, which warrants either a replacement or a clearing of sediments built up inside the heater.
Frozen pipes can be dangerous as leaving them unresolved can lead to a burst and thousands of dollars in property damage. It is always best to keep your heating on as to prevent this from occurring. However, if you do notice frozen pipes, it is advised to turn on heating as quickly as possible to thaw the pipes, after which a plumber should still be called in to determine if damage has occurred. If a pipe does burst, turn off the main water valve and contact a plumber immediately.
Main Water Valve Does Not Work
A proper functioning main water valve is essential to helping reduce damages if a disaster does happen. However, if this valve is not operating correctly, it is best to contact a plumber to ensure it is fixed.
A reliable, efficient plumber can do a lot to help ease the headaches of having to deal with your home’s plumbing system, especially if disaster does strike. Plumbers should also be called in every few years to give a thorough inspection of your home’s plumbing to spot potential problems or damage before they get out of hand.