Plumbing Issues Every Homeowner Must Be Aware of

The typical home plumbing system includes many feet of piping that must handle hundreds of gallons of water per day. Some of the most common problems within a home’s plumbing system include clogged drains, leaky pipes, and foul odors. While most home improvement stores will carry everyday items to fix small issues, it is best to consult with a plumber if these problems persist.

Persistent toilet clogging or a slow drain may be an indicator of a clog deeper within the home’s plumbing system. For instance, a plunger can move excess waste that causes clogging through the pipes. However, if it does not dissolve, it can travel deeper into the home’s plumbing system and create pressure that may eventually cause the pipes to burst.  Sometimes, these issues are caused by faulty pipes. Many older homes are fitted with piping materials such as iron or fiberglass, which will break down over time, and need to be replaced. Faulty pipes can have an effect on the home’s entire plumbing system with slow drains and water leaks. You’ll need to closely inspect your plumbing or rely on a licensed plumber to advise you whether it’s time for replace your pipes. Replacing plumbing in your home can be an expensive proposition, depending on the complexity.  That is why it is a good idea to give us a call. We can do the inspection for you and save you a lot of money.
Although lead pipes do not breakdown and cause slow drains, they can make the drinking water poisonous because the water will pick up traces of lead when it runs through the pipes.

Extreme weather conditions can also cause problems in a home’s plumbing system, especially during the winter months. Since most pipes are made of iron, copper, or other metal material, they have a tendency to freeze under extremely cold temperatures. When the pipes are allowed to freeze, they expand and contract with the difference in water temperature. Eventually, this causes the pipes to crack and begin leaking. If this happens, it is not an easy fix for the homeowner. A skilled plumber is needed to repairs to this type of leak. In fact, this can be a very costly repair because the plumber may have to dig beneath the home to get access to pipes, and make any repairs.
A home’s plumbing system should never be ignored. Pay close attention to any issues including slow drains, foul odors, or extensive clogging. If any of these problems persist call A+ Plumbing and Heating. We can solve any problem.