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Plumbing Repair in Anderson

Some plumbing issues require a quick fix. However, other plumbing issues are much more serious. Professional plumbers can tackle any plumbing issue and ensure serious problems do not arise.

Most people don’t realize that they use up to 100 gallons of water per day while at home. Piping problems and leaks can cause a lot of damage in a home, which is why they need to be addressed right away. Some of the signs that it is time to call a plumber can be found below. 

No Water

One of the most significant issues that may arise is if there is no water in a home. If someone wakes up and nothing is coming out of their faucet beyond a slow drip, it is a good idea to call the neighbors. Find out if they are having the same issue. If so, the problem may be widespread and something that will be resolved quickly. However, if neighbors are not having this issue, then a plumber can work to get to the bottom of the problem.

According to information from the EPA, approximately 10% of all homes in the country have leaks that will waste as much as 90 gallons of water a day. Backups, serious leaks, issues with the water main, and frozen pipes can all cause a loss of water. It is a good idea to call a plumber immediately to get to the bottom of the problem.

These types of leaks can cause severe structural damage in a home and to the foundation. Also, the home’s water costs may go up. Having a leak fixed can reduce water costs by 10% or more.

No Hot Water

While it may be normal to have no hot water after several people have taken a shower, this is not considered normal if it takes hours for the water to get warm, regardless of how many people have or have not used it. It is a good idea to call a plumber if the water heater is experiencing more serious issues or if there never seems to be enough hot water to go around.

The plumber called can work to troubleshoot the issue. It may be a more serious issue, or it could be a small problem that is simple to fix. While the pilot light may be out, which requires a fast and easy repair, there may be another more serious problem, as well.

In some situations, the hot water may not last if the tank is not big enough. Professional plumbers can help a person figure out the size tank they need and then install it. They can also check the breaker and other small problems that could cause issues.

A quality plumber can also figure out the cause for more significant temperature fluctuations. If something is not working properly, and the temperatures vary significantly, someone may be burned after adjusting a shower that goes from being ice cold to extremely hot. If someone is worried about this, it is good to have a plumber check the pipes, heating elements, igniters, thermostats, and fuses.

The Water Heater Is Sweating

Water heaters that sweat or “weep” may be an indication of a slow and steady leak. Some people will figure this out when the pilot light needs to be checked or if they have to go close to the water heater and notice the ground is damp. Smaller leaks may occur because of cracks in the casing or the pipes and can eventually cause more serious issues. Catching these issues as soon as possible is essential because it means it will be easier to make the needed repairs. Some of the other signs to watch for when talking about a water heater include rusty spots on the unit around the pipes, corrosion to the tank, or a large pool of water accumulated in the drip pan.

Low Water Pressure 

If the water is not flowing as forcefully as it once did, it is a good idea to call a plumber. If water pressure issues are limited to a single faucet, it may not be that big of a deal. However, in other cases, repairs will be needed.

Several things will indicate it is time to call a plumber when it comes to plumbing issues. Homeowners should not ignore plumbing issues, as they are only going to get worse as time passes. Being informed and knowing the signs of a problem are the best ways to ensure that the plumbing system continues to operate effectively and appropriately.


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