Three things are certain in life: death, taxes, and you’re going to need a plumber at some point. In this blog post, we walk you through some of the most common plumbing issues affecting families all across the country and tell you why Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Services is your best option.
A brief overview
Your plumbing infrastructure is bigger and more complex than you realize, inviting all kinds of plumbing problems. However, today we will only focus on two of them –– and that alone gives us plenty of terrain to cover.
Part of what makes leaks so commonplace is the scope of leaks that can happen. There can be gas leaks, toilet leaks…the list goes on and on. In the following paragraphs, we explain some of the major types of leaks and how to spot them.
Toilet leaks are among the most common plumbing problems. If you suspect you have a leak in your toilet, look out for strange noises when you flush or for pooling water around your equipment. In some cases, your toilet might not show any of these symptoms but might be underperforming. if you hear suction or gurgling noises when you flush or if your toilet’s flushing seems inadequate and underperforming.
Slab leaks are leaks that happen right under your home’s foundation. The most common giveaway are damp or warm floors. If you have a slab leak, there’s also a good chance your water bill might be higher than normal.
Last but certainly not least, gas leaks are what happens when a pipe has a perforation or defect releasing gas into your environment. Unlike the other types of leaks we listed above, gas leaks are particularly concerning because they can be fatal. The most common signs that you have a gas leak are rancid smells and hissing sounds.
As with leaks, there are many types of drains –– possibly more than we can write about. Your kitchen sink, your toilet, and even your shower could be clogged. Look out for pooling or bubbling water, as well as strong, rancid smells.
There are many factors that can cause a clog. Sometimes attempting to flush or rid ourselves of certain products –– such as soap, toothpaste, and the like –– can have detrimental effects on our homes.
What to do
If you think you are affected by any of the issues we just discussed, we highly recommend reaching out to a professional –– and Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Services in particular. Our team of professionals has years of experience making customers happy and keeping their homes functioning. Give us a call today to learn more: (877) 298-8105.