Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, you already know how tricky plumbing issues in your home can be. A small leak or a drippy faucet might seem harmless, but these annoying “little things” are usually prerequisites to bigger, more expensive issues. We’ve gathered up a list of common problems you shouldn’t ignore. If you rent your home, we recommend keeping your landlord in the loop at the first sight of any plumbing issue, big or small.
- That Pesky Leaky Faucet: The good news is that leaky faucets are usually just a sign of worn down tap fittings. This is an easy and inexpensive fix. Just because it’s easy, doesn’t mean you should put off the job. Leaking faucets waste a lot of water in a short period of time, resulting in costly water bills.
- A Running Toilet: This could also be an easy fix if caught early. A running toilet could be fixed by adjusting the chain connecting your rubber flapper and toilet flush lever. If this tip doesn’t work for your toilet, you might be due for replacing certain components that may have warped. Give us a call at EcoClean and our professionals can take a look at your whole system to diagnose the problem.
- Clogged Pipes: This is not a recommended DIY project. Pipes clog for a number of reasons, from backed up garbage disposals to grease buildup to flushing the wrong materials down your toilet. At first sign of a clog, please call us at EcoClean. Clogged pipes lead to other expensive problems if not treated quickly, like leaks and wastewater backups.
- Wet Spots: Those dark rings and spots that appear on your ceiling or around pipes are not only a sore sight but a sign of leaking or burst pipes. When spotted, call a professional plumber immediately. They will inspect the area to prevent further damage, like water damage, mold, and mildew growth.
- A Leaky Water Heater: Notice puddling underneath your hot water heater? This is a very obvious sign something's not right. To avoid complete loss of hot water or any future water damage, give your plumber a call right away to inspect your equipment. You might be due for new parts or a new system altogether.
- A Malfunctioning Garbage Disposal: Your garbage disposal should be directly hooked up to your plumbing system. If it stops working, you may be in for some unpleasant smells and mess, including blocked pipes and clogged sinks. Your best bet is to get a plumber in right away to assess the issue.
No matter how big or small your plumbing issues may be (or seem), please consider calling EcoClean. We can get the problem under control, saving you time, money, and stress.