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Little Plumbing Problems With Big Consequences

worried-woman-mopping-leakWe understand that people get busy. And sometimes, that leads to them neglecting to call in for repairs from a plumber in Carrollton, TX. Of course, it’s not because they want to keep living with this problem. Rather it’s because they don’t understand the severity of the issue and why delaying is going to do them worse more than good.

In this post, we’ll go over some of the most common “little” plumbing problems with surprisingly big consequences.

Leaks

A small leak is easy to underestimate. You might think of it as nothing more than a nuisance, place a bucket under it, and call it a day. You might soon have it fixed, but you won’t rush to have it done.

Where small leaks really become dangerous, however, is when you can’t see the leak. A leak behind your walls or under the ground can become a serious financial burden over time, especially if the leak becomes bigger or leads to a burst pipe.

It’s also not uncommon for small leaks to create water damage. At that point, the cost of repairing your wall or ceiling is going to be the burden, not the leak itself!

You’ll need to keep a close eye on your water bill to discover these kinds of leaks in the first place. It might not be until then that you realize your bill is higher than usual. To confirm your suspicions, you can turn off all the water-guzzling appliances in your home and inspect the water meter. If the meter is still moving, it means that water is still running somewhere in the system.

Slow Drains

Let’s say you run the shower or the sink to bathe or wash your hands. You then notice that the suds and soapy water are still floating above the drain instead of washing down. This is the sign that you have a drain that’s nearly clogged!

It’s easy to ignore. Frankly, most won’t even bother to have it fixed until it becomes a completely unpassable clog.

While the occasional clog isn’t harmful, things can get dirty if the clog is formed deep in your sewer line. It can even be enough to allow dangerous and unsanitary sewage gasses to waft up through the drains and into your home. It can also cause waste from one fixture to appear in another!

Instead of dealing with that unsanitary and potentially embarrassing mess, we suggest having your drain cleaned at the first sign of a clog.

Hard Water in Water Heaters

Hard water is an inconvenience that many are willing to put up with. Some of the most annoying effects of hard water include dry and itchy skin, cloudy glassware, and issues with soaps and detergents.

However, what many don’t consider is its effect on your water heaters.

Tank water heaters are the perfect repository for hard water sediments. With enough time, they can form a layer of sediment that lowers efficiency and can even cause leaks.

Tankless water heaters aren’t safe, either. Their electric heating element can become covered in limescale, severely lowering efficiency and possibly damaging the unit.

A thorough flush is needed every year, at the least, to ensure that hard water doesn’t wreak havoc on your water heaters.

Have you been putting off a plumbing repair project? We can get it over with for you! Contact Frymire Home Services today. Frymire Home Services: A Higher Degree of Comfort.

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