Plumbing repairs can be tiresome and frustrating at times. Despite that, they still need to be done promptly and effectively. So when you start experiencing frequent water leaks or smelling an acrid odour of wet plaster, get your phone and contact a local plumbing service before it's too late. Sometimes one small complication can grow into something that's too expensive to repair. Below are examples of problems that can seriously set back your bank balance if not taken care of.
Water Heater Problems
A water heater problem is one of the most costly to repair. It might even require a complete replacement of the entire heating system of your home. For instance, if there is too much over heating of water and there happens to be a clogged pipe, very high temperatures may ruin pipes and the areas surrounding pipes. So, always make sure your water heater has lighting or sounding indications of various temperature levels, and that you use water that's just hot enough for the family so as to avoid over stressing your pipes.
It is so easy to ignore dripping taps, usually because the water seems so little. On the contrary, these little drops of water will cause your water bill to skyrocket in the long run if not checked. Did you know that losing one litre of water a day from dripping taps will lead to losing 104 gallons a year? That's a lot of water, isn't it? Now just imagine how much money you'll have lost during that time. Immediately you start experiencing a faulty tap, remember to have your plumber repair it or replace it with a new one. As a first aid, always collect the dripping water in jars and buckets for recycling instead of letting it go to waste down the sink.
A clogged drain can be quite annoying alongside being expensive to repair. In a complex plumbing system, finding the blockage can be quite a problem. Other than that, some of the clogs could be corrosive and spoil your pipes, which will require that they be replaced. Some may even burst your pipes without you even suspecting. By the time you find out, half your basement could have been flooded. The best way to avoid blocked pipes is by being careful with what you run down your drains. Avoid disposing solid wastes such as hair, tiny pieces of paper and left over food among others.