Although the average homeowner can handle many plumbing problems on their own, sometimes, things are beyond their expertise, and they have to call in the pros. At Apex Plumbing Pros, our technicians have decades of experience between them; there hasn’t been a problem yet that we haven’t been able to fix. The next time you need an experienced and cost-effective residential plumber, remember to call Apex Plumbing Pros.
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When You Need Clogged Drain Repair
Nearly your entire home’s plumbing system is susceptible to clogs. Clogs range from mildly annoying to full-blown disasters that require expensive repairs. Fortunately, with a bit of diligence, you can prevent the majority of clogs from happening in the first place. Here are some of the most common causes of clogs.
- Personal Wipes: Personal bathroom wipes are becoming more popular. While many of these products advertise as being ‘flushable,’ the truth is that they wreak havoc on plumbing systems because they don’t break down like toilet paper. If you must use these products, put them into the trash instead of down the drain.
- Tree Roots: When underground pipes develop cracks, tree roots naturally seek out this easy water source. Once in the pipe, they grow into a knotted mess that stops the water flow. You can avoid this by getting rid of trees and other vegetation planted close to your main water and sewer lines.
- Feminine Hygiene Products: Like personal wipes, feminine hygiene products should go into the trash instead of down the toilet.
- Fat & Grease: If you’re one of those people who pour cooking oil or grease down the drain, know that once these substances cool, they form clogs like cholesterol in an artery. Pour these substances onto a compost heap or into an old coffee can to dispose of in the trash.
When you have a tough clog that you’ve failed to repair, call a professional drain cleaning company like Apex Plumbing Pros.
Watch Out for These Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Replacing
Most homeowners can’t imagine life without on-demand hot water, which is why you should keep a watch-out for signs that your water heater is failing so you can call for a repair or replacement before it completely fails. Be aware of:
- Strange Noises: If you hear banging or popping sounds coming out of your water heater, it could mean that too much sediment has built up in the tank, and you either need to flush it or replace it.
- Lack of Hot Water: Have you noticed that the water coming out of the tap isn’t as hot as it used to be or doesn’t last as long as it used to? If so, it could be that the heating element is failing or another problem. Either way, call a pro for a checkup as soon as you notice something’s wrong.
- Discolored Water: When cloudy or rust-colored water comes out of the hot water tap, it’s a sign of a severe problem that you shouldn’t ignore. Rust means that your tank is corroding from the inside out, and cloudy water could mean sediment build-up.
The key to keeping your water heater running efficiently for as long as possible is to take some time once or twice a year to perform maintenance on the system. Routine checks ensure the system is running properly and allows you to find and fix minor problems before they balloon into large ones.
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Top Reasons to Call a Residential Plumber
Even if you’re handy around the house, eventually, you’ll encounter a problem that’s beyond your level of expertise. Here are the most common reasons people call for a professional plumber.
- Running Toilets
- Dripping Faucets
- Clogged Drains
- Pipe Leaks or Bursts
- Water Heater Failure
- No/Low Water Pressure
While not every problem on that list is a severe issue, remember that the longer you wait for a repair, the worse it gets.
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