You rely on the plumbing system in your Hinckley, IL home all day long. From the first time you flush the toilet in the morning until you brush your teeth before bed, you need running water and for the water to flow freely down the drain. Plumbing problems can be inconvenient and affect your daily life and should be repaired as quickly as possible. If your plumbing system experiences any of the following issues, it is best to call a plumbing company.
Leaky pipes are one of the most common calls plumbing companies receive. The pipes in your Hinckley IL home can leak due to age, rust, and corrosion. Fluctuating temperatures can also cause a plumbing leak. When it’s freezing outside, and hot water runs through the pipes, the fluctuation in temperature can weaken the pipes, causing a crack.
Leaks can cause water damage, mold growth, and waste a significant amount of water, causing your water bills to increase. In addition, a significant leak can result in poor water pressure.
A plumber can use leak detection equipment to find the leak quickly to repair or replace the pipe. Unless the leak is under the sink and you can see water pooling, you will need a plumber to find the leak. In addition, your plumbing system is complex, DIY plumbing repairs aren’t recommended, and it’s best to call a plumbing company.
#2 Drain Clogs
Drain clogs occur when grease, food, soap scum, and hair build up in the pipes, preventing the water from draining. Small clogs can cause the water to drain slowly, which can be annoying when doing anything that requires the water to run, such as washing the dishes or taking a shower. The sink or tub will quickly fill with water if the water drains slowly. Large drain clogs can block the drainpipe completely, and the water won’t drain, resulting in standing water in the sink or tub.
Liquid drain cleaners might break up the clog enough that it can drain, but the harsh chemicals in these products can cause permanent damage to the pipes. Also, you can’t be sure if the drain cleaner removed the whole clog, and if it didn’t, it won’t be long before the water starts draining slowly again.
A plumbing company can use a drain camera to find the clog’s location, helping them choose the best method to remove the clog to ensure the entire clog is removed safely.
#3 Toilet Clogs
When the toilet in your Hinckley, IL home clogs, you get the plunger to break up the clog enough that it can be flushed. If the plunger isn’t effective, the clog is likely too solid, large, or is located too far down the drainpipe for the plunger to reach, and you will need to call a plumber.
A plumber can use a drain auger to reach the clog in the drain to break it up enough to be flushed. If the drain is too far in the drainpipe, the plumbing company can remove the toilet to reach the clog.
#4 Water Heater Issues
The water heater in your home is an appliance, and it’s also part of your plumbing system. The water coming into your house is cold, and the water heater heats the water in the tank and stores the hot water, so it’s there when you need it.
If your water heater isn’t functioning correctly, it can affect your ability to use hot water. Also, some issues can result in a flood in your home.
If your water heater experiences any of the following issues, it’s best to call a plumber right away.
- You have no hot water.
- The water doesn’t get hotter than lukewarm.
- You run out of hot water often.
- The hot water pressure is poor.
- The hot water is rust-colored.
- Strange sounds are coming from the unit.
- There’s moisture or water pooling around the unit.
Your water heater is a complex appliance, and DIY repairs aren’t recommended. If you make a mistake, you could do more damage to the water heater. Also, a DIY repair will void the warranty.
A plumbing company can inspect the unit to find out what is causing the problem to determine if the unit can be repaired or if a replacement is the better option.
#5 Frozen Pipes
Winters in Hinckley, IL, can be frigid, and the temperature drops below freezing most days, putting your pipes at risk of freezing. If you turn on the water when it’s freezing outside, you should call a plumbing company immediately.
When the water in the pipes freezes, it expands, causing the pipes to burst. When the pipes burst, they will flood the home and are a homeowner’s worst nightmare.
A plumbing company can send a plumber to your home to thaw the pipes quickly and safely. When the pipes are thawed and are no longer in danger of bursting, the plumber can give you some tips to keep the pipes from freezing again, such as allowing the water to drip when it’s very cold. The plumber can also wrap your pipes in heated tape to keep the pipes from freezing again.
Why Choose Just In Time?
If you have a plumbing problem and want to work with the best plumbing company around, call Just In Time. We are a full-service plumbing company and also provide HVAC, carpentry, and remodeling service, serving customers in the area since 2010.
We are members of the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce, Plano Chamber of Commerce, and the Service Nation Alliance. In addition, we have a 5-star rating on Google and won the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award in 2020.
If you have a problem that can’t wait, we provide emergency service. Unlike many companies around, we don’t use an automated service for emergency calls. We have a live person to take your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our plumbers are professionally trained, skilled, licensed, and insured and are qualified to handle any plumbing job, whether it’s something simple like a clogged drain or more complex, such as a whole-house repiping.
To schedule an appointment with our plumbing company, give us a call, or book online.