People rely on their plumbing systems to be in great condition to do daily tasks such as showering, cleaning, cooking, laundry, and more. Whether you’re at home or work, you expect the sinks, toilets, and showers to work as expected so that your day-to-day life is not interrupted. Plumbing problems range from inexpensive, minor issues to serious plumbing issues that can damage the building and whatever is inside. You can keep some problems from happening, or at least reduce their severity, by knowing what to look out for. There are a few plumbing problems that our plumbers at Culler Plumbing see repeatedly. Below are 5 of the most common plumbing problems they deal with. You can contact us at (618) 855-9600 if you are experiencing any of the following issues.
Faucets That Drip
Almost everyone has had a dripping faucet at some point. This irritating problem can raise the cost of your water bill, wasting hundreds of gallons of water each year. This issue is usually because of a worn-out or torn internal washer. Fixing a dripping faucet requires specialized tools that professional plumbers all have. Luckily, this is quick and affordable to replace. If you have a faucet that drips, you can contact our plumbers to get the job done.
Slow drainage in your sinks or showers is another common plumbing problem that most people experience. Typically, slow drainage is caused by a partial obstruction in the pipes that are only letting part of the water escape. Kitchen sinks often have grease or food particles causing the problem, while your bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers deal with a lot of soap and hair. If plunging doesn’t help, your plumber may need to snake the drain.
Everyone’s worst nightmare is a clogged toilet. If your toilet bowl is filling up but not draining out, something is blocking the drain. Normally, you can plunge it away, but a drain auger or sewer snake may be required for serious clogs. Another common toilet issue is that the toilet keeps running. This is a costly problem, wasting up to 200 gallons of water per day. Usually, it is because of an issue with the flapper valve, which is not a huge repair. It could also be because of sediment blocking the valve from completely sealing. Our plumbers have the expertise needed to address these issues.
Sewer System is Backed Up
An issue that is hard to detect but is very common is a sewer system that is backed up. There are three main reasons this happens. The main sewer could be clogged, tree roots could have grown into the piping, or old sewer lines could break down. The only way to know for sure is to have professionals come out to assess the issue and provide professional sewer system services. If these problems go on for long, you can experience severe damage, so we recommend seeking professional help as soon as you notice something strange with your sewer system.
Water Heater Problems
Nothing is worse than having to take a cold shower because your water heater is failing to do its job. Water heater problems are one of the most common issues households face when it comes to plumbing. There are many reasons this may happen but some common reasons are that your pilot light could be out, have a faulty thermostat, or have sediment built up. Your professional plumbers in Collinsville, Illinois can inspect, fix, and maintain your water heater.