Photo By posteriori at istock
The plumbing system in your Big Rock, IL home is essential for your day-to-day life. If your plumbing system isn’t working properly, it can make life in the home inconvenient.
Many homeowners today make home repairs DIY projects in hopes of saving money. Some enjoy doing DIY home repairs for the sense of satisfaction they get when the job is complete. Although some jobs are great DIY projects, plumbing repairs are not.
If your plumbing system is experiencing any of the following issues, it is best to call a plumbing company to handle the repair.
#1 Slow Or Clogged Drains
As careful as you are with what you put down the drains in your home, grease, food, soap scum, and hair can clog the drains, causing the water to drain slowly. If the clog is large enough, the water won’t go down the drain at all.
You may be tempted to remove the clog yourself with a liquid drain cleaner, which is a mistake. There is no guarantee the drain cleaner will remove the entire clog. If it doesn’t, it won’t be long before you are dealing with slow drains again. If the drain is clogged completely, the drain cleaner won’t get down the drain to do its job. In addition, these products contain harsh chemicals that can damage your plumbing system.
When you call a plumbing company, they can remove the entire clog safely, allowing water to flow freely down the drain.
#2 Discolored Water
The water coming from the faucets and showerheads in our home should be clear. If it has a brownish tint, you should call a plumbing service immediately.
If only the hot water is discolored, the issue is with your water heater. Discolored hot and cold water is likely due to corroded pipes. When the pipes corrode, the rust in the pipes can contaminate the water. It is unsafe to use contaminated water; therefore, you should call a plumbing company right away. A plumber can replace the corroded pipes, allowing the water to come out clear.
#3 Poor Water Pressure
Poor water pressure is a frustrating problem. Without adequate water pressure, simple tasks can be difficult and take longer than necessary. Also, your water-based appliances need adequate water flow to function properly. If you have water pressure issues, it is best to call a plumbing service as soon as possible.
If only the hot water pressure is poor, the issue is with the water heater. Poor hot and cold water pressure indicates a leak in the waterline somewhere in your home. This is a serious problem because the leak will waste a significant amount of water, causing your water bills to increase. In addition, the leaking water can water damage and mold growth.
When you call a plumbing service, they will send a plumber to find the location of the leak so it can be repaired. When they are done, your water pressure will be restored.
#4 Frozen Pipes
Winters in Big Rock, IL, are very cold. The average temperature on a winter day is around 35 degrees. At night, the temperature can drop down to 15 degrees. When it is this cold outside, your pipes are at risk of freezing. If you turn on the water on a cold day and nothing comes out, there is a good chance the pipes have frozen, and you should call a plumbing company immediately.
You shouldn’t wait to make the call. When the pipes freeze, the water expands, which can cause the pipes to burst, flooding your home.
A plumber will be able to thaw the pipes quickly and safely before disaster strikes. When the pipes are thawed out, the plumber can wrap the pipes in heat tape, which will prevent the pipes from freezing again.
#5 Water Under the Sink
If you open the cabinet under your kitchen or bathroom sink and there is water pooling, you should call a plumbing company for emergency service. The water is due to a leak in the pipes under the faucet. Fixing a leaky pipe should not be a DIY project. Just because you own a wrench it doesn’t make you qualified to fix a leaky pipe. If you wait too long to call a plumbing service, the pooling water will cause significant water damage and mold growth in the cabinet and on the floor.
A plumber can fix the pipe and replace the pipe if necessary.
#6 Water Heater Issues
You need hot water to perform many day-to-day tasks in your home. If your water heater isn’t working properly, life in the home can be difficult and inconvenient. Also, the appliances that require hot water won’t work properly.
If your water heater is experiencing any of the following issues, you should schedule an appointment with a plumbing company.
- No hot water
- The water isn’t getting hot enough
- Poor hot water pressure
- Discolored hot water
- Foul-smelling hot water
- Strange noises
- Moisture or water leaking around the water heater
If your water heater isn’t working properly and you don’t call a plumbing company right away, a minor issue can worsen, resulting in an expensive repair bill. Waiting too long to call a plumbing service can worsen the issue so much that you need to have your water heater replaced.
Why Choose Just In Time?
If you need a plumbing company to repair an issue in your Big Rock, IL home, call Just In Time. We have been serving homeowners and business owners in the area since 2010 and have an excellent reputation in the community. Just In Time has a 5-star rating on Google, and in 2020, we were the winner of the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce Business Of the Year Award.
We don’t just handle plumbing, we also offer HVAC service and remodeling service, and we offer emergency service. If you call outside of our regular business hours, you won’t get an answering machine or an answering service. A live person will take your call and schedule your appointment.
If you need help from our plumbing company, HVAC techs, or need a home repair, give us a call today.