Most of the time, plumbing problems in your home are small inconveniences. Does the faucet drip after you turn it off? Is your shower drain moving sluggishly? Does your toilet continue to run after you flush? These issues all seem very minor and don’t directly disrupt your life, but they could be signs of more serious problems lying in wait with your plumbing. Here are a few signs that any homeowner in Kent should keep an eye out for.
- Clogged drain
The tell tale signs of a clogged drain are if there’s a stoppage that causes the water to drain slowly or if it backs up into your sink or shower. Clogs form when debris such as hair, food waste, and grease get stuck inside the drain pipe and stop or restrict the flow of water. Preventative measures can be taken such as using hair traps or lint catchers, but they aren’t foolproof methods. A plumber can quickly use a drain snake to clear out any clogged drains once they’ve thoroughly examined the drains in your home.
- Leaky pipes
Pipes do a lot of the heavy lifting in your plumbing systems. If there is a leak, you’ll need to determine how bad the leak is and how much of the piping is affected. A small portion of piping can be easily replaced with PVC or copper, long lasting materials that will last for years in your home. If more than one pipe is affected, then it might be time to consider replacing all of your piping. A total replacement of your plumbing pipes can be expensive, but you may be better off in the long run if your pipes are old and in disrepair. Having a plumbing expert come out and inspect your leaking pipes is the best way to tell if you need a pipe repair or replacement. They’ll be able to advise you on the best course of action.
- Low water temperatures
There’s nothing worse than jumping in the shower and being met with ice cold water. It can be a real shock to the system! If your hot water seems like it isn’t lasting as long as it should, then it may be time to replace your hot water heater. A plumber can easily install a new hot water heater with greater heating capacity or even install a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters can provide you with hot water almost instantaneously and it uses less energy which can save you on your energy bills.
Drain Pro Plumbing can help you with all of your plumbing needs. If you need a professional plumber for your Kent home elsewhere in King County, then give us a call today!