Plumbing system is one of the most important features in a house –and one that causes much discomfort and trouble when something goes wrong. Plumbing problem may seem to be a minor issue in the beginning. But if the homeowner does not take the necessary actions to fix it, the problem can grow bigger and cost you a small fortune in the end. Ignored plumbing problem can lead to damaged fixture, broken pipes, accidental explosions, to structural damage to the residential building. So in case you plan to keep the value of your most expensive asset –namely your house, high, you need to pay attention to the plumbing system.
Plumbing system is usually installed during the initial building process of the residential dwelling. At first, you will need to install water system, heating system, and finally gas system for the kitchen. You will also need to install waste water system properly to make sure the house can be a comfortable, clean place to live in. So when you see the toilet bowl bursts water or return its contents back, you don’t want to be around the toilet because millions of bacteria may be floating in the air. Before something like this happens, it is always better to check for troubles and damages and call a professional plumber right away. Here are several signs of plumbing problems that you may want to address immediately.
1. Your kitchen sink faucet does not close perfectly and it drips water. When you push the knob of the faucet, it stops. So you think the faucet can wait until it is time to call a plumber. Well, dripping faucet issue generally stems from worn-out rubber ring inside the tap. So when there is no dripping sound because you push the knob, it does not mean water won’t leak from the inside. It is just that you won’t hear the sound as clearly as when it drips onto the aluminum kitchen sink.
2. The toilet leaks. Sometimes you see water coming out of the base of the toilet. You thought it must be the shower or water from the sink. But really, if you put drops of food coloring on the tank and the toilet bowl turns pink the next day, you know the valve needs to be fixed.
3. The kitchen sink won’t flush as fast or easily as before. This means something or a combination of few things is clogging the drain pipe. You can pour hot boiling water into the drain pipe to wash away solid fat that may accumulate inside the pipe and call a professional to fix it using the right equipment.
Browse around for a trusted plumbing service in your area, ask for their license and insurance, request a quote and fix plumbing problems immediately.