The Most Common Reasons to Call a Plumber

Written by SLC Plumbing on . Posted in Blog

There are many reasons you might need to call a plumber for your home, and at All Hours Plumbing, we’ve seen them all more times than you could count. We’re experts in all residential plumbing issues, and our team is ready 24 hours a day to service any issues you may have.

We can’t be in your home constantly, though, and there are several more common plumbing issues which, at the very least, it’s good for you to be able to generally recognize. With some basic knowledge, you can solve certain minor issues yourself or know exactly what needs to be done to expedite the process before anything too catastrophic happens. Here are a few of the most common reasons plumbing services are typically needed.

Maintenance

The most common reason to call a plumber is general maintenance, which is vital for plumbing in every home. Some of these common items are things you might be able to do in the house yourself, though it’s always good to call for professional help if you have any uncertainty.

Basic plumbing maintenance tasks might include:

  • Examine exposed pipes for damage
  • Flush toilets and run sinks
  • Water heater and garbage disposal
  • Check for sediment on faucets and shower heads
  • Drain treatment
  • Pressure tests

In some cases, you or your plumber might discover one of a few minor-to-moderate issues.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure will cause it to be harder for you to get water out of your tap, and may be a sign of a few different things – debris buildup in pipes, problems with local municipal water supplies (more rare) or a break in your main water line (also rare). If it’s simply debris causing blockages, removal and cleaning of faucets and shower heads sometimes clears up the issues. In some cases, further professional work will be needed.

Dripping Faucets/Leaky Pipes

Not only can these be annoying based on sound and water pooling issues, problems with leaking pipes or faucets can lead to much larger concerns with water damage.

Running Toilet

The inner workings of a toilet need maintenance too, and there may come a time where they lose enough function that parts need to be replaced. Some of the reasons for a continuously running toilet might be fixable on your own, but there are also a few pretty complex reasons why this could be happening.

Drains

Slow or clogged drains are also a common plumbing issue, and if your plunger or basic home remedies aren’t doing the trick, you’ll have to get a plumber involved. Especially if you have frequent clogs, there’s a good chance you need professional service.

At All Hours Plumbing, our residential plumbing services are second to none. We offer both standard and emergency plumbing services, and our staff is available 24 hours a day to serve you.

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