Most homeowners tend to call their plumber once every one to three years. That’s pretty often for a service that some hope they only need an emergency, but there are a lot of things that can go wrong with your plumbing. Here at Mahon Plumbing, we’ve seen the gambit of plumbing problems: everything from your typical clogged drain to strange, unique issues that require professional knowledge. Still, there are a few common reasons people need to call a plumber.
1. Clogged Drains
Clogged drains are something that some homeowners insist they can fix on their own. It may seem easy to just dump a bunch of harsh drain cleaner down there and hope for the best, but the reality is, unclogging a drain is best left to a professional. Still, your best bet above all is to think about prevention rather than fixing the problem after it has already happened.
2. Low Water Pressure
Older homes in particular tend to suffer from low water pressure. This can be for a lot of reasons, between needing a new showerhead installed or a hidden leak somewhere in your home. There are many different reasons for low water pressure but for an assessment, it’s best left to a plumber.
3. Leaking Pipes
Leaking pipes can be a menace to homeowners. Pipes tend to break near the joints, so if you notice any wet spots on the ground or ceiling, you may have a problem. Plumbing seems costly to some people but water damage will end up costing you far more so be sure to fix this issue quickly.
4. Running Toilets
A running toilet may not seem like a big deal–after all, it’s just using up a bit of water and making some noise. The reality is that running toilets can use tons of water, even up to 200 gallons of it, so be sure to take care of this issue and don’t let it get worse.
5. Dripping Faucets
Similarly to a running toilet, dripping faucets don’t seem like all that big of a deal. It can end up being a huge waste of water though, which isn’t great for the environment but is also bad for your utility bills. Don’t end up spending more money in the long run by letting your faucet continue to drip. Call a plumber to get it sorted out.
6. Sump Pump Problems
Heavy rain or snow melting can lead to big problems with your sump pump. While we certainly believe a sump pump is a necessity, it’s also important to keep it regularly maintained and in working order.
Get in Touch With Mahon Plumbing
Mahon Plumbing has been serving the Baltimore region’s plumbing needs since 1994. We’re ready to offer quality plumbing services and gas installation for both commercial and residential uses. Our tracks and employees are ready to handle the toughest of jobs.
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