The Plumbing in your home or business is bound to have issues, even if we safeguard
with thorough plumbing preventative maintenance plans in place. You may think its only happened to you, but trust us when we tell you that is not the case.
Everyone has plumbing issues and there are a few well known plumbing problems that
happen to most, if not all, homeowners & business owners. The key is to not panic and know who to call for help. Make sure they are available 24/7 and are a fast response company.
It happens ever-day. In restrooms the problem is generally caused by hair or soap scum clogging up the drain. In the kitchens it could be greasy food or oils that may get into the sink.
Most of the time these are not emergencies and you don’t need to call your plumber at 4 am, depending on how bad the blockage is, you may want to call your technician as soon as the regular business hours resume. TIP: Use a hair strainer in your drain and avoid dumping leftover oils in your sinks.
A Running Toilet
That annoying noise. The continuous sound of water running that for some reason sounds like money running downing the drain. While your toilet may not be giving away cash, you are. The facts are your water is constantly filling the bowl, which will increase your water bill. TIP: Fix it as soon as possible.
This can be an easily resolvable problem or it can be something that needs to be seen to at once. It all depends on the severity of the ‘run’ and calling your local plumber in, will be at your discretion.
Visually assess the problem and make a decision if it needs to be seen to immediately or if it can wait until the A.M. We’d advised that you do have it fixed asap in order to save cash for other things besides costly utility bills.
Drippy Faucets & Fixtures
Ahh yes, the pleasing sound of dripping water that can completely drive a person insane (you hear it)… If you believe that losing a drip or three of h20 is no big deal remember that every drop counts. Bottom line: It will have an impact on your utility bill.
Now of course this is not an emergency, unless the sound is driving you crazy. Get it
looked at as soon as possible. It’s not a complicated problem to resolve. Leaking fixtures and running toilets are not a good combination when it comes to saving money.
Unmaintained leaky fixtures could also have side effects on your plumbing system as a whole. This could possibly cause your fixtures to rust or act as a catalyst for mold
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can equate to a frustrating shower or long wait time for a bath to fill up. There are several reasons this could be happening. It could be the age of your plumbing system, your plumbing system setup or issues with the local water supply.
If the problem lies with the local municipal water supply this could be difficult to repair. If the problem is the age of your system, we can fix that. If you. Have a leak and you cannot determine it’s origins, call a skilled professional to resolve this as quickly as possible.
Busted Water Pipe
This-one thing can ruin a whole property. If your pipes are too old or damaged in any way due to severe weather conditions such as the aftermath of a hurricane or roots growing through and around your piping, you might be cleaning up gallons and gallons of water sooner or later.. Your home will be waterlogged and you will lose precious memories and valuables in the process.
Call an emergency plumber immediately before the damage to your property becomes completely irreparable.
Fox Valley Plumbing & Backflow Stand behind our Exceptional Service Guarantee. We offer a variety of plumbing services and should you live in or around Elgin, Il and are in need of an emergency plumbing service, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. Remember we are here to serve you…
Do you have basic plumbing skills? Can you tell if the plumbing in your home needs work? Would you like to learn ways to make plumbing improvements yourself?
If you have decided to learn more about how to better maintain your home’s plumbing, read on for some ideas. The advice in this article will show you how to streamline your own plumbing.
Because pipes have a tendency to freeze in the winter months, it’s a good idea to insulate pipes that are in colder spaces. Think about crawl spaces, basement bathrooms, outside water sources, etc.
Insulation can be wrapped around pipes, and is available at any hardware store. Proper insulation will save your pipes from any damage, and as an added bonus, your hot water will stay a lot hotter as it travels from the water heater.
When attempting to tighten a pipe, you should know that over-tightening the pipe is bad news. Only tighten until leaks are stopped, because going further can damage threads, and maybe cause pipe cracks.
Pump your septic tank every five years to keep it working well. Doing this prevents any sediment from getting built up within the tank, which causes a backup in your home or causes your entire septic system to fail.
Although it could cost a good deal of money to pump out your septic tank, it will cost a lot more having to clean sewage backup or having to fix or replace a septic tank.
Property owners have the option of installing flood alarms to alert them of flooding danger. Flood alarms work on the same principle as smoke alarms.
They run on batteries and will have an alarm go off when they touch water. Flood alarms can alert you to leaks or potential floods.
Now that you have the advice in hand, you can get going on taking care of your own plumbing needs. These new ideas may help yield positive results in your work. If they do not work, keep trying until you get pleasant results!
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