Common Plumbing Repairs for Homeowners
Plumbing Repairs that All Homeowners Need to Know About
Fortunately, most plumbing issues are not emergencies. For some, failures in your plumbing happen suddenly and create incredibly inconvenient emergencies that require a quick response. It is imperative to address these repairs immediately to avoid damage to your home.
Doctor Cool is an emergency plumbing repair specialist who is known for rapid response time, extensive experience, and stellar customer service. By offering 24/7 plumbing services, we can mitigate any disruption to your family, day or night.
Below are some common plumbing issues and how you can potentially prevent them. If you’re experiencing any of these 6 plumbing emergencies, call Doctor Cool.
When a toilet overflows, this simple operating fixture can turn into a homeowner’s nightmare. A blockage in the drain is the most common cause for an overflowing toilet. When water is forced down that drain, it can back up and overflow into the bathroom. If you suspect a clogged drain, turn off the water supply to the toilet immediately to prevent any water from being added to the fill tank. DO NOT flush the toilet. Call Doctor Cool Plumbing and let our residential plumbing repair experts do the rest.
No Hot Water
Hot water is a big convenience to homeowners. Imagine only taking cold showers, or not being able to wash dishes with nothing but cold water! When you don’t have hot water, it becomes a plumbing repair emergency that you want to address quickly. It could be a result of a variety of issues and can range from a pilot light problem to the complete failure of your hot water heater.
Your home’s plumbing is connected to the municipal utility sewer system. When there is a blockage between these two systems, the result is a plumbing repair emergency. The two most common causes of sewer backups are items being flushed that should not be, and roots growing into either system. A sewer backup needs immediate attention from a plumbing repair contractor.
Clogged Drain Lines
Clogs happen, even if you are diligent about watching what goes down your drain. Your kitchen sink and toilet see a variety of food items that can clog your drains. Oil and grease will cool and solidify and form a blockage. Hair, toilet tissue, baby wipes, and food debris are all common causes of clogged drains. We highly recommend limiting what goes down your drain. Putting leftover food in the trash can instead of the garbage disposal is a great way to minimize clogs.
Water Supply Line Leaks
The supply line to your home can begin to leak. Depending on the location of the leak, it may or may not be quickly noticeable. Leaks in walls, ceiling, and second-story flooring are quick to diagnose and result in visible wet spots. A leak in the foundation slab could go undetected without an inspection from a plumber. You may also notice a sudden spike in your water bill. Water supply line leaks can be a DIY repair, but plumbing repair emergencies is best left to an experienced plumber.
We don’t often need to worry about frozen pipes in Southeast Texas, but it can be a threat to your home’s plumbing. When the water inside your pipes freezes and expands, it cuts off the water supply and can result in leaks as it thaws. Freezing supply lines can result in burst pipes. We talked about preventing your pipes from freezing in a recent article. If this happens to you, you should contact Doctor Cool Plumbing to get your water flowing, repair any pipe leaks, and reduce the potential water damage to your home.
If you’ve got any of these issues, call Doctor Cool Plumbing today and get ahead of major damage.
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