5 Home Plumbing Jobs You Can’t Ignore

5 Home Plumbing Jobs You Can’t Ignore
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    No matter how new your home is, there will be times when you find that you have issues with your plumbing.

    The key is in knowing which of those seemingly minor things can turn into major disasters unless seen to immediately.

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Whether you choose a DIY repair or to hire the services of a professional plumber, there are at least 5 home plumbing jobs you can’t ignore.

1. Leaky Faucets

Not only is that constant drip, drip, drip overly annoying it can be the reason why your water or electric bill is so high month after month. If it is the hot water that is leaking, your energy bill could go sky high if that leaky faucet isn’t repaired immediately. Depending on the size of the leak, a great deal of energy is being used keeping the water hot as it is virtually going down the drain. If your sink or tub is in ill repair, you might want to consider changing them out as well.

2. Laundry Room Drains

Whenever we think of clogged drains, we tend to think in terms of the bathrooms or kitchen in our homes. Unfortunately, that drain leading into the sewer system or your drywell can get just as easily clogged and can cause untold amounts of damage. Don’t forget that your clothes have lint and debris on them, as well as a ton of hair that comes off your body or off your dogs and cats. Over time this can collect in the drain requiring a professional drain cleaning service in Albuquerque if you don’t have a snake or are unable to carefully move the machine out from the wall without leaking water everywhere.

How to use a sewer snake to unplug a clogged drain pipe:

3. Toilet Reseating

Nothing is worse than sitting on a toilet that wobbles. If you feel the bowl under you move each time you sit, it probably needs reseating. This may not be something you would want to do, or could do for that matter, so you may want to hire the services of a professional plumber. If your toilet is in good shape and only needs to be reseated, this is an easy job and shouldn’t cost a ton of money. However, if there are cracks in the bowl or the works in the tank are rusted and also not working as they should, a plumber would be your obvious choice. Also, at this time you may want to check into water efficient tanks that require so much less water per flush and can save you a great deal on your water bills.

4. Frozen Pipes

If you live in southern locations like Albuquerque, New Mexico, you might not need a plumber for frozen pipes. However, in colder northern locations this is something that needs to be seen to right away. Not only can your pipes burst causing serious damage to the structure of your home but you could also need to have a major repair on your hands as the pipes underground or under your home need to be replaced.

This will entail cutting the water off and if the job is extensive, your water could very well be off for literally days. If you turn your water on after a hard freeze and nothing comes out, call your plumber immediately to make sure it is just a frozen pipe and not one that has burst to the point of not allowing any water to pass.

5. Repairing Kitchen Garbage Disposals

When it comes to clogged kitchen drains, nothing is harder to unclog at home than a garbage disposal that doesn’t work. It could be a small repair and it could be that you require a whole new disposal to be installed. In either case, this is not something you can let go on for any length of time because a plunger won’t help work food out of the blades and the water will soon back up into your sink. Most kitchen sinks can be treated with chemicals or can be snaked if clogged, but the side with the garbage disposal will often need professional service to unclog and repair that appliance.

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These are just five of the most common plumbing jobs you can’t ignore in the home. By doing so you could be causing more damage than the problem itself and turn a moderately minor repair into a major undertaking.

Don’t let plumbing issues go in the home because you could be leaving yourself open to costlier repairs and hours or days without running water. That’s not something anyone wants to endure, so make certain to repair any damage as soon as you notice it. This will make your life a whole lot easier.

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