Four Reasons It Might Be Time for a Plumbing Checkup
If you are like most people, you probably do not think about your plumbing and drains unless you have to. They are like Oompa Loompas at the Willy Wonka factory. You know they are there, but you don’t pay attention unless something bad happens. But just like with anything, your plumbing needs to be routinely checked.
Regular checkups will:
- Make your home comfortable
- Potentially lower water and energy bills
- Allow your plumbing to function better, for longer
- Prevent future, extensive damage
Now that we have, hopefully, convinced you of the merit of checking your plumbing, you’re probably wondering some of the reasons to do so! It can be easy to forget about checking in with your plumbing. Unlike the dentist’s office, your pipes do not send you reminder cards. However, there are certain signs that can show you that it is time for a plumbing checkup.
Are you unable to sleep at night because of that drip…drip…drip sound? If your faucets are expelling more water than necessary, it might be time for you to check your plumbing. Although not an uncommon problem, untreated faucet leaks can lead to higher water bills and future plumbing damage.
Lower Water Pressure
Have you turned on your faucet, expecting a steady stream of water, but only saw a trickle? This can be caused by lower water pressure. This can be caused by a water break in the municipal water supply. It can also be the result of water build up or clogs in your pipes. If you notice low water pressure, make sure that your pipes are not clogged.
A toilet usually releases water to the bowl when the flapper moves. However, if this does not work properly, more water can be released than necessary. This can lead to an overflowing toilet, which no one likes dealing with. In order to make sure your toilet functions correctly, it is important to check the inner workings in the tank.
Clogged or Slow Drains
Have you noticed that the water in your tub is not draining properly after you bathe? A clogged drain can be the culprit. Water usually carries sediment and minerals that can attach themselves to the pipes. Not only that, but things like hair and dirt can pass through drains, causing them to clog. To ensure proper use, make sure to check on your drains regularly to prevent clogging.
At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we want your home to be as comfortable and efficient as possible. That is why we recommend regular checkups. If you are not sure what to look for, call one of our experienced plumbers today. We service many homes in Ohio and Indiana and are ready to help you! Call today for a free estimate.