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Your home’s plumbing system, along with the electrical system, are the two most frequently used systems in your Hinckley, IL home. Your HVAC system is used often; however, typically only during the summer and winter.
Because you rely on your plumbing system multiple times a day, it is essential that the water delivery and drainage systems are functioning correctly. Plumbing issues often arise at the most inconvenient times, and when something goes wrong, life in your home can be challenging.
With all the DIY home repair videos online today, many homeowners are trying to save money by using these videos to handle home repairs on their own. Although DIY is great for some projects, plumbing issues should only be addressed by licensed professionals. It isn’t easy to correctly diagnose a plumbing issue, and it is more challenging to make the necessary repair correctly, and one small mistake can result in disaster.
If your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following issues, it is best to call a plumber.
The pipes in your home aren’t indestructible; therefore, leaks can occur. Some leaks are due to old pipes that have corroded over time. In addition, large clogs can corrode the pipes, causing a leak. Finally, loose fittings and worn-out parts can also cause a leak in your home.
Leaks under the bathroom sink are apparent because you will see pooling water when you open the kitchen cabinet or bathroom vanity. Leaks behind the walls are more difficult to detect and often leave water stains on the walls and ceiling. Leaks underground are even more challenging to see and often cause pooling water outside and can cause damage to your basement floor or the foundation of your home. Finally, all leaks can cause your water bills to increase.
If you suspect there is a leak in your plumbing system, it is best to call a licensed plumbing company right away. The longer the pipes are leaking, the more water damage will occur. Mold growth is common if there is a leak.
A plumber can perform a leak detection test to find the source of the leak so it can be repaired.
#2 Drain Issues
Drain issues are relatively common, and most homeowners will tell you that they have had to deal with drain issues at least once since buying their homes. Even though drain issues are common, it doesn’t make them any less frustrating.
Small clogs can cause the water to drain slowly, which can be aggravating when you shower, brush your teeth and wash the dishes. The longer it takes for the water to drain, the longer these tasks will take.
Some people will use a liquid drain cleaner to save on the cost of hiring a licensed professional. Although the drain cleaner could break up the clog enough to allow the water to flow freely, the entire clog likely wasn’t removed, and over time, it will escalate to a large clog.
Large clogs can prevent the water from going down the drain at all, making it impossible to use the sink or tub with the clog. If the water doesn’t go down the drain, the liquid drain cleaner won’t either, making this DIY solution useless.
It is best to hire a plumber to remove all clogs, regardless of the size. A plumber can use a drain camera to find the clog’s location and determine the size. This will help them find the best way to reach the clog and choose the best method to remove it. Hiring a plumbing company will ensure the entire clog is removed safely.
#3 Water Heater Issues
Technically, the water heater in your Hinckley, IL home is an appliance; however, it is still an essential component in your plumbing system. The water heater heats and stores water, so it is ready for use. If something goes wrong with your water heater, you may not have the hot water you need. In addition, some water heater issues make it unsafe to use hot water.
If your water heater is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, you should call a plumber right away.
- No hot water
- The water isn’t hot enough.
- You frequently run out of hot water.
- Poor hot water pressure
- Discolored hot water
- Foul-smelling hot water
- Unusual sounds coming from the unit
- Moisture or water pooling around the unit
Plumbers are trained in water heater repair, and you can be sure they can handle the job. In addition, if your unit is still under warranty, a DIY repair will void the warranty. Hiring a plumbing company will keep your warranty valid, and future repairs will be covered.
#4 Frozen Pipes
Winters in Hinckley, IL, are very cold. During the day, the average temperature is 31 degrees. At night, it isn’t uncommon for the temperature to drop to the teens. When it is this cold outside, your pipes can freeze. This is a serious problem because when the pipes freeze, the water inside expands, resulting in burst pipes that can flood your home.
If you try to turn on the water on a freezing day and nothing comes from the faucet, you should call an emergency plumber right away. A plumber will know the best way to thaw the pipes quickly and safely, preventing a disaster from occurring. It is essential to call a plumbing company the moment you suspect your pipes have frozen.
Why Choose Just In Time?
If the plumbing system in your home is acting up and you need to call a plumber, contact Just In Time. We are a full-service plumbing service and also provide heating, air conditioning, carpentry, and remodeling services.
We have been serving customers in the area since 2010 and have a 5-star rating on Google. Our plumbers are professionally trained, skilled, and qualified to repair any plumbing issue you have.
We understand that plumbing issues can arise at the most inconvenient times, which is why we offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Unlike most plumbing companies who rely on an answering service to take emergency calls, our emergency calls are answered by a live person 24/7. We do this so our customers can easily reach us during an emergency.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service or any other service we provide, give us a call today.