Being a homeowner might be one of the best feelings that you will ever experience but, at the same time, it comes with great responsibility. Each home needs to be maintained properly so that it continues to function the way it is meant. This is true for plumbing as well. However, you cannot know everything that is going on underneath your floorboards when it comes to pipes, so sadly we find out that there is a plumbing issue when it is already quite visible and creating a problem in our daily life. At that point, all we can do is have it fixed, so here are some efficient ways of dealing with the most common plumbing issues.
That not so pleasant clogged toilet
This is definitely one of the most unpleasant plumbing issues out there, but at the same time one that needs to be dealt with immediately. The reasons this sort of things happen are various, but the solution is almost always the same. Call a plumber. Using different chemicals to unclog your toilet might work as a primary solution, but that won’t help get rid of the major clog that is probably somewhere far deeper in the piping, this is why you need an experienced plumber with the right tools to help you tackle the situation. Also considering that this sort of work can get quite messy and not so pleasant-smelling it is always better left to professionals.
The ever so stubborn drain clogs
This can happen in almost any room in your home that has a drain, so the kitchen, bathroom and basement laundry. And it can happen at any time. Yet again it is far smarter to call specialists in drain repair to help you deal with this particular issue. It could be a smile clog in the upper part of piping that will be dealt with rather quickly, but it could also be something a lot more major that will require specialized tools and someone who knows how to handle them. So, it is always smarter to call professionals to do it right the first time, than to try to unclog it yourself and call them when you made things worse.
The annoying dripping faucet
Now, this is one thing you can take on yourself. But don’t let it go on for too long before tackling the issue. First of all, yes the sound is quite annoying, but more importantly, it can do a number on your utility bill since a slowly dripping faucet can cost you about $20 per year, while a fast-dripping faucet may cost you as much as $200 annually. Now, one of the options is that it is just as easy as tightening a pipe joint, and with the right tools this is something you can do very easily. The other option is, of course, calling a professional in case you need certain parts replaced properly.
These are just some of the most common plumbing issues homeowners face. And as you can see, calling a professional is the best solution in almost every case. Now, no one is questioning your capability, but if you do something wrong it can end up costing you a lot more than you would pay a professional, who will at the same time give you a guarantee for their work so that you can call them if something goose wrong immediately after they had performed the necessary repairs. So, by paying now you will be saving money in the long run, and we all want that, don’t we?