When some people think of plumbing problems, they think only of the big ones. Ruptured sewer lines, slab leaks, flooded bathrooms, etc. While plumbing emergencies are not uncommon—and they cannot be ignored!—this does not change the fact that they’re not the most common issues that homeowners face. Unfortunately, they are sometimes the product of more common problems, because homeowners fail to take the initial problems seriously. Today, we’re going to look at common issues that are big priorities.
The worst thing that you can do for your plumbing system is to ignore an issue and write it off as being too “minor” to prioritize. Our Sunny Plumbers know from firsthand experience just how much trouble can be caused by manageable problems that went unmanaged and became, well, unmanageable. Keep the following information in mind, and remember that only professional plumbers in Las Vegas should be allowed to service plumbing systems. This is no time for testing DIY skills.
Oh, come on. It’s just a small leak. It’s not even keeping me up at night. Heck, it’s actually kind of soothing. So why—
Okay, we are going to stop you right there. The fact that a plumbing problem is not creating an immediate threat to your home, and that it is not keeping you up at night due to worry or any other factors, does not mean that you can just ignore it. Let’s say your leak is slow enough that the drain can handle it, and it’s dripping right into the sink or tub—you’re still paying for that water. Don’t let a “little” waste go on long enough to make a very real dent in your finances.
Again, a running toilet is something that you’re likely to be aware of, but because the toilet is still functional you might think that it’s no big deal. When you consider the fact that your toilet is essentially drawing in water constantly to try and fill its tank, though, it becomes obvious that you’re wasting money once again.
Not only that, but there could be a very simple fix to this. In fact, you may not even need a plumber! Open up the tank, and make sure that the seal at the bottom of the tank is actually sealing! If it’s cracked or simply misaligned, you can replace it or adjust it on your own. If it’s a leak that’s actually in the tank itself, though, you’ll need a new toilet put in place.
If your drains are moving slowly or making gurgling sounds, that’s the time to act. You do not want to wait until they back up entirely before doing so. Trust us, it’s better to be proactive when it comes to your drain and sewer system.
What seems like a minor clog could actually be an easy fix, or it could be a deep-rooted clog developing in the sewer line that will affect every drain in your house. We can diagnose the problem accurately so that we can resolve it completely.