Smooth functioning of home is important for a comfortable life of the residents residing there. A home requires not only regularly cleaning and airing, it also requires regular check-up and basic maintenance. In fact home demands the regular service of the professionals to function properly and make the life of you and your family happy and easy. You will get to know it very easily when your house is demanding for an electrician. But are we really aware of the warning signs of when to take the service of the professionals who specialize in plumbing services and repairs?
Have a look at these common plumbing problems which we face in our home. These are not the problems; it’s a warning sign that your house is giving and clamouring for your attention. Call for the help before the problem aggravates. After all, ‘A stitch in time saves nine.’
Some are the problems are so common that we fail to realize it as a problem; leaking tap in one of them. It is futile to try and repair it on your own. Call the plumber and let him decide whether the leakage can be stopped by changing the tap or just by tightening it. But get it repaired as soon as possible. Water is precious and it is important to save and conserve it.
The drains of our home are designed to allow the water to flow at a certain speed. Whether you are using the kitchen sink or have pulled the plug of your bathtub, the water should not get collected and rush out in a fast pace. From your experience you will know when the water is not getting cleared at the speed it should be. The slow or barely moving water is an indication of clogged drain. Many times we believe it to be a common problem and try to treat it with drain cleaning agents. But actually it can make the matter worse.
The chemicals in the cleaning agents can harm the metal pipes of the drains. So what could have been a normal problem which the professional would have done efficiently and in less time may aggravate and become a major issue which may take longer time and more money to get resolved. It’s better to call the plumber and get the drain checked than trying to DIY. It is quick and efficient way to solve a problem.
Harshness of season can have its own effect on the metal pipes of your home. Extreme cold weather or hot season, it may damage the metal pipes and can create a havoc in home plumbing. Extreme cold, though limited only to a certain part of India, freezes the pipes specially the one which are outside in the open. The frozen pipes become brittle and are susceptible to breaking. To avoid the situation, run hot water through the pipes regularly. In the heat of famous Indian summers, metal pipes expand. If there is no gap in the joints of the pipe, giving it space to expand due to heat, it will break thus causing leakage and flooding.
To face the weather and make your home plumbing apt to brave the extreme season, consult and take the service of the professional. They are trained to deal with it and keep the water flowing through the taps.
Once you have noticed any problem in the plumbing, act fast and call the plumber. The sooner you will act the minimum will be the damage. It will save your money, time and of course the water. Water is precious and every drop counts. Save it!
You can check on these problems before calling for the plumbers: You can do it! Things you should try before calling the plumber