Owning a home in means that you are constantly faced with to-do lists, maintenance, and upkeep. But it also means that you are building equity, enjoying the home that you have created, and sharing in the pride of ownership that is one of the more significant benefits of homeownership. However, while you enjoy all these fantastic benefits, it is essential that you protect your home from 5 common plumbing issues that could create costly water damage and mold contamination in as little as 24 hours.
It can be easy to overlook a leaking faucet because the water is flowing right down the drain. But what you are not considering is that the leaking water could be a sign of further damage. While the issue could be a worn-out O-ring, it could also lead to corrosion and damage to the fixture, resulting in a significant leak that damages the walls or other surfaces under the leak. Never let a tiny leak turn into something far more hazardous and costly.
Regular visual inspections of your home’s water lines are the best way to avoid costly water damage and a potential mold infestation. Check under sinks, toilets, and other appliances connected to water supply lines in your home. Also, investigate hoses that connect items like the washing machine and dishwasher. Even a tiny crack that goes unnoticed for a few days can result in water damage and mold growth that could cause health issues for you and your loved ones.
Would you be shocked to know that a single running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water in a day? That is a massive amount of water to waste, not to mention the money you are letting run down the drain. Some of the standard toilet issues that cause constant water loss include:
- A corroded handle
- Damaged flapper chain
- Damaged or worn flapper
- Damaged or worn flapper seal
- A damaged refill tube
All of these items can easily be replaced with a parts kit from your local big box store. The process typically takes less than an hour, and the cost will be far less than the cost of the water wasted in a day or two.
Slow To Clear Drains
A slow clearing drain is a sign of a clog or blockage that will become a much more severe issue. If only a single drain is slow to clear, a plunger could resolve the issue in some cases. However, if all the drains in the house are slowing down, the problem is typically a clogged sewer line. The only complete solution for a clogged sewer line is a professional drain and sewer line cleaning from a licensed plumber. Call (214) 388-8838 to schedule a cleaning with the experts at Flow Plumbing.
Low Water Pressure
Many issues around your home could be to blame for low water pressure. However, there is no way for the average homeowner to determine the culprit. And the smart choice is to call (214) 388-8838 to have the issue sorted out by the professionals at Flow Plumbing. Our experts will arrive promptly and determine if one of these common causes of pressure loss is to blame:
- Corroded pipes
- Hidden water line leaks
- Damaged or worn-out pressure-regulating or isolation valves
- Clogged or damaged water supply lines
All of these issues can create severe damage to your home and leave you with no running water. Never risk these costly issues. Instead, call the professionals at the first sign of low water pressure and know Flow Plumbing will resolve the issue and back all of our work with a comprehensive warranty.