There’s many things we take for granted in our modern lives. What used to be a luxury is now something we use every day and cannot imagine life without. Have you ever left your phone at home for the day? It drives you nuts! Have you ever lost the remote? It’s terrible! Another thing we often take for granted is our home’s plumbing. You don’t realize how much you rely on plumbing until you start having issues. A dripping faucet here, a slow drain there… all of a sudden you have a major problem on your hands.
Thankfully, we have plumbers who don’t take pipes for granted and know exactly how to work with them and fix them. These are the issues our Drainblaster Plumbing team works with the most often:
#1 Clogged sink drain
You expect the water to run down the drain, but then it… doesn’t. Slow or clogged drains occur when something blocks the drain partially or completely. In bathroom sinks, hair is often the culprit. Other items, such as a small lid or toy, may enter the drain and block the pipe. Your kitchen sink is often clogged with food particles. Watch kids closely so they don’t put anything down the drains. Try to keep loose strands of hair out of sinks to prevent clogging.
#2 Leaking faucets
“Leaking faucet” refers to when the water physically drips out of the faucet when it is in the off position. Dripping faucets are more of a nuisance and a waste of money than a plumbing emergency, but those drips add up quickly! In fact, fixing the leaks in your home could save up to 10 percent on your water bill. A faucet leaking one drip per second adds up to over 3,000 gallons every year, which is the equivalent of 180 extra showers. Calling in a Drainblaster Plumbing plumber to tighten the faucet will save you money in the long run.
#3 Cold or cool water
Water heater issues are pretty easy to recognize. You go to take that nice warm shower but instead get covered in freezing cold water. Talk about a bad way to end your long day! Many water heater issues and repairs require professional help due to the complexity and potential for danger. Leaks are sometimes the cause of water heater problems, meaning the hot water simply drips out before it reaches your shower. Mineral deposits also cause problems in water heaters. These sediment deposits can reduce the efficiency of the water heater, reducing the supply of hot water throughout your home, because your tank is full of minerals instead of hot water.
If you recognize any of the items on the list, go ahead and give our Birmingham, AL plumbers a call! We can be reached at 205-637-0668. If it is an emergency, we’ll be out soon!