Does Your Home Have Plumbing Issues?
Indoor plumbing is one of the best inventions that humans have created. You might not spend much time thinking about your Puyallup, WA, home’s plumbing system. However, an issue with your plumbing system could result in a disruption to your daily life, a loss of comfort, and major damage to your house. Be aware of these three common types of plumbing issues that could affect your residence.
1. Leaky Pipes
Leaky pipes are a common problem, especially in houses that are 40 to 50 years old. A typical plumbing system lasts for about this long. Near the end of its lifespan, a fitting or fixture may become loose or crack. Leaky pipes can also result from uneven settling. Corrosion and rust lead to leaks, too. If you suspect a water leak in your main supply line or the pipes within your home, you need a professional plumbing inspection.
2. Clogged Drains
If your drains smell bad, gurgle, or empty slowly, they’re probably clogged. Soap, hair, grease, food waste, and other substances can build up inside the drain and pipes. When water enters the drain, it exerts a lot of pressure and has nowhere to go. The extra pressure could cause a clogged drain to burst. Practice good plumbing hygiene and arrange for regular preventive drain cleaning for all of your home’s drain lines.
3. Leaky Fixtures
A leaky faucet or toilet wastes a lot of water every day. Not only is the drip, drip, drip of the water annoying, but it also costs you a pretty penny when the water bill arrives. Fixtures may leak due to rust, mineral buildup, or seal failure. In some cases, just a tightening or part repair is needed. In other cases, the leaky fixture may need to be replaced.
At FloHawks Plumbing + Septic, we’re the trusted source for plumbing repairs, installation, and maintenance in the PNW area. We also offer garbage disposals, water heaters, and drain cleaning. We offer 24/7 emergency services for all of your plumbing issues as well. For more information or to schedule services, contact us today.
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