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Plumbing issues aren’t uncommon, but that doesn’t make them any less frustrating. Whether it is something minor or something more complex, all plumbing issues can affect your daily life.
Many homeowners today are making home repairs DIY projects to avoid paying a professional. Although DIY is great for some projects, plumbing repair isn’t one of them. If you want the issue resolved quickly and correctly, it is best to call a plumbing service. Plumbers are professionally trained and skilled and can fix any plumbing issue.
If the plumbing system in your Bloomington, IL home is experiencing any of the following issues, you should call a plumbing company right away.
#1 Drain Clogs
Drain clogs are the most common plumbing issue. When grease, food, hair, and soap go down the drain, it can form a clog that can cause the water to drain slowly. Slow drains can be a hassle when you shower, brush your teeth and wash the dishes. The water isn’t flowing down the drain quickly; therefore, the sink and tub will fill with water.
Liquid drain cleaners can break up a clog enough for the water to pass; however, in most cases, the entire clog won’t be removed, and the water will start draining slowly again. In addition, these products contain harsh chemicals that can be damaging to the pipes.
Rather than trying the DIY method, it is best to schedule an appointment for a plumbing service. A plumber can use a drain camera to find the clog’s location so they can remove the entire clog. Hiring a plumber can prevent slow drains in the future.
#2 Toilet Issues
Toilet issues can be very inconvenient, particularly if you have one bathroom in your home. There are a couple of common toilet issues, and both would require an appointment with a plumber.
Toilet clogs are relatively common and can occur when you flush too much toilet paper and waste. Clogs can also occur if you flush something down the toilet that shouldn’t have been flushed.
In many cases, a plunger can break up the clog enough that it can be flushed. However, if the clog is large or located too far down the drainpipe, the plunger will be useless, and you will need to schedule an appointment for plumbing service.
A running toilet is another common issue that requires a call to a plumber. Your toilet should run after your flush to refill the tank for the next flush. If the toilet continues to run when the tank is full, you should call a plumber.
A few issues can cause the toilet to run, including:
- The flapper is cracked or damaged
- The tank’s seal is failing
- The float height needs to be adjusted
- The refill hose is too long
- The toilet has reached the end of its lifespan.
A running toilet wastes a significant amount of water, causing your water bill to increase. In one day, your water bill can increase by $60. It is best to call a plumbing service right away to avoid a water bill at the end of the month that you cannot afford.
#3 Dripping Faucet
The sound of a dripping faucet in your Bloomfield, IL home can be annoying; however, this isn’t why it is so essential to call a plumbing service right away.
Your faucet is dripping because of an issue with the mechanics, such as a worn-out washer, faulty O ring, or the faucet may have reached the end of its lifespan. If you don’t have the faucet checked by a plumber, the dripping will escalate to a steady flow that you can’t stop.
In addition, a dripping faucet wastes a significant amount of water, causing your water bill to increase. A dripping faucet can waste over 11 gallons of water a day and over 330 gallons a month.
A plumbing service will send a plumber to your home to repair or replace the faucet.
#4 Discolored Water
The water coming from the faucets in your Bloomington, IL home should come out clear. If the water has a brown tint, you should call an emergency plumbing service.
If just the hot water is discolored, sediment from the water heater or a degrading water tank could be contaminating the water. If the hot and cold water is discolored, the issue is with the plumbing system. Aging pipes can start to corrode, which will contaminate the water. In addition, large clogs can cause corrosion, causing discoloration.
A plumber can inspect the plumbing system to find the corroded pipe so it can be replaced.
#5 Frozen Pipes
Winters in Bloomington, IL, are cold, and the temperature at night can drop to the teens. Freezing temperatures outside can cause your pipes to freeze. Frozen pipes are a serious issue because when the pipes freeze, the water inside expands, which can cause the pipes to burst. Burst pipes can cause a flood in your home; therefore, it is best to call a plumber if no water is coming from the faucet on a cold night.
A plumber can thaw the pipes quickly and safely, keeping the pipes from bursting. The best way to prevent a flood and an expensive bill to clean the flood and to repair the water damage is to call a plumber right away.
Why Choose Covenant Plumbing?
If you need to schedule an appointment for plumbing service and want to work with the best plumbing company around, call Covenant Plumbing. We opened our doors in 2006, and since then, we have performed thousands of plumbing repairs.
We are a family-owned and operated, full-service plumbing company. Our plumbers are professionally trained, licensed, and insured and can handle any plumbing issue, regardless of how complex the problem is.
We understand that plumbing issues can arise at the most inconvenient times, which is why we offer emergency service. If you have a plumbing emergency and we aren’t in the office, we are still for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call today.