Of all the things to attempt repairing on your home, the plumbing should not be one of them. That is, unless the problem is small—like replacing a worn faucet seal or unclogging a toilet—and you have the right skills and tools. For serious issues or to avoid making things worse, leave repairs to the professionals. Here are five of the most common plumbing problems regularly addressed by plumbers in Modesto, CA.
Clogged toilets, sinks or tub drains
Slow-draining sinks and tub drains and toilets refusing to flush are pretty common plumbing annoyances. While you may be able to get the water flowing right again yourself, persistent clogs need a plumber. Why call a professional? Because the water fixtures or plumbing could be cracked and leaking, or so clogged that sewage begins to back up into your home.
Damaged washing machine hoses
In-home washing machines are a great convenience, but there are some washer parts that are weaker than others—in this case, we’re talking about the water hoses. On top of that, the hoses are usually hidden behind the unit, making it harder to notice a problem right away. If you see water pooling on the ground around the appliance or are experiencing a water pressure issue, look behind it to see if the hose is cracked or budging. This can lead to rust and mold growth if left unfixed.
Leaking water heater
Did you know that a plumber can repair a leaky water heater? You’ve got a leaking water heater when there’s a sudden lack of hot water coming out of faucets, or when you can see water seeping out a crack in the unit’s side. The issue could be a faulty water heater valve, which is easy to replace. However, if the unit has completely rusted through, this unfortunately means you need a replacement water heater.
Dripping kitchen faucets, bathroom sinks and shower faucets are a pain, and should not be ignored. Not only does a drippy faucet waste water, but it may also lead to damaged faucet mechanisms, rusted internal parts or worse, a serious water pressure issue.
Sewer system backups
A sewer system backup into the home is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. A backup is messy and smelly, as well as expensive and a great inconvenience to everyone in your household. Watch for the following signs to avoid a sewage backup: clogs in more than one drain, slow or gurgling toilets, water pooling in the basement and bad sewage odors coming from drains.
Plumbers in Modesto, CA see and fix all types of plumbing problems on a daily basis, so refrain from ignoring a problem because you think it will be impossible to repair.
Is your home hooked up to a septic system, but it’s a clogged toilet or dripping sink faucet that’s the problem? Luckily for you, the experienced and thorough professional plumbers at Alvarado Pumping Septic Service are knowledgeable in septic system repairs and maintenance as well as standard plumbing repair needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us anytime to schedule a plumbing service!