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Plumbing problems in your home can be expensive. If you don’t address them, you can cause irreversible damage to your home. It’s important to pay attention to the signs, no matter how small they may seem and call a your emergency plumber immediately. Sal’s Plumbing as been the best plumber in the South Bay since 1979.
Sometimes you might not even know that there’s a problem. Therefore, it’s crucial to analyze the following hidden signs.
There’s nothing more annoying than jumping in your shower and having to run around to get wet. Low water pressure may be an indication that there’s a clog in your pipes. A leaking pipe can also block water flow which can make the water pressure. Low water pressure throughout your home is a clear sign that you have a plumbing leak or clog and may need to call a drain clean plumber.
It’s important to figure out if your leaking pipe is confined to one area of your home or whether it’s affecting your entire plumbing system. If your water is leaking in more than one location, turn off all your taps and check your water meter. If the number of gallons has changed on your water meter, you might have a leak that needs to be repaired.
Your sink and showers can build-up debris like hair, soap and other bathing products. When pipes throughout your house become slow to drain, you might have a clog in the main sewer line. Clearing out the blockage yourself sometimes causes more damage to your pipes. It’s important to call the best plumber as soon as possible.
If you notice cracking, peeling or blistering paint on your walls or ceiling, this may be a sign of a plumbing leak. Drywall can start to have a bubble-like texture and eventually fall apart. If your drywall gets damaged it will have to be torn out, patched, and painted. This can be an expensive process as you may also require an interior painter.
An surprisingly expensive water bill is usually a clear sign that there is some major leaking going on in your plumbing system. If you can’t explain a sudden increase in your water bill, don’t hesitate to call an emergency plumber to investigate. High water bills are usually the first sign that your house needs to be examined by a professional plumber like Sals Plumbing.
You can also use your sense of smell to sniff out plumbing problems in your home. Mildew is a musty smell that can become increasingly pungent. It can grow in areas of your home that have a plumbing leak. It will usually develop within 48 hours of water exposure. However, sometimes they’re invisible to the human eye as they can be concealed within your floor due to a broken heating pipe. If you notice your tiles bulging, this could be a sign of a leak.
Another sign you might need a plumber is mold, which is a fast-spreading bacteria that feeds on the moisture of different structural materials. Mold can also lead to health problems such as sore throat, coughing, headache, watery eyes, and sneezing. Contact your local plumber immediately if you find mold in your home, as it could be a sign of a plumbing leak.
If any of these Plumbing Problems persist and you don’t have the time to deal with them, please give us a call at (310) 692-4183, we are happy to stop by. Chances are that our emergency plumbers are nearby in the South Bay and from LAX to Long Beach,.
Sal’s Plumbing has been providing expert plumbing services in the South Bay and Los Angeles for over 30 years. Whether it’s leak detection or a simple drain clean, our expert plumbers enjoy serving our customers in the South Bay and surrounding area. That said we are passing along some home improvement information to help you avoid common plumbing problems in your home.
Whether you own your own home or rent an apartment, you will most certainly run into a few toilet, sink or bathtub challenges along the way. It is not always possible to get a plumber to the scene right away, either, so it is important to know what to do about a few common plumbing problems.
This is often a very basic problem that can be resolved relatively easily. The first thing to do is to take the lid off of the tank and look inside. Inside the porcelain tank, there should be a chain with a hook attached to the flushing handle and a rubber stopper. Sometimes the hook and chain have simply fallen out of the handle. Thread it through, replace the tank’s lid and boom! Your toilet is back in business.
There are times when the internal flushing device has broken due to breakage of the chain or even the external handle, if it’s plastic. In this case, remove the broken parts, place all in a plastic bag and drive to the local home improvement warehouse in your neighborhood. Go to the plumbing aisle and find a device that matches the broken one. Return to the malfunctioning bathroom and replace. Boom! The important thing is to remember where everything goes before taking it apart.
There are so many things that can clog a toilet and often some toilets are “sensitive” due to the pipes. What is a homeowner to do? Keeping a plunger in every bathroom is highly recommended. The plunger is a tool with a rubber suction cup attached to a pole. The internal toilet opening in the back of the bowl underwater is first covered with the rubber suction cup. The tool is pushed up and down repeatedly forcing the clog to be pushed on its way down and out into the sewer system.
Garbage disposals are handy appliances for getting rid of food scraps by grinding it up and sending it out through the pipes. There are times that something has caused it to stall and it simply will not turn on with a flick of the switch. What to do? Well, before panicking, calling a Los Angeles plumber or replacing the disposal, open the cupboard doors and peer in below the sink. There upon the black cylindrical disposal, is a tiny red re-set button. Push it. Try the switch again. Most of the time, like magic, the garbage disposal will reset itself and return to normal operations.
If any of these Plumbing Problems persist or you don’t have the time to deal with them, please give us a call at (310) 692-4183 , we are happy to stop by. Our plumbing technicians are in the South Bay all day, every day and from LAX to Long Beach,.