As mentioned in our previous post, plumbing issues in our homes come in all shapes and sizes. It could be a relatively inexpensive and minor issue such as a running toilet or a dripping faucet. Or, it could be a larger issue that requires new pipework installation like a major pipe burst. This is where performing a DIY fix just won’t work.
You will have to call for professional help to keep your property from being completely damaged.
Here’s Part 2 of the list of plumbing issues that only certified plumbers can take care of.
Let’s take a look!
Water Line Installation for a Refrigerator
If you have newly installed a refrigerator in your kitchen with water and ice dispenser, you will need a plumber to come down and install a water line. This is required to get your new fridge up and running without any leaks and hitches. If your old refrigerator had a dispenser, you can hook your new fridge up to the same old water line you used previously. Nonetheless, it will be a good call to ask professional plumbers to take a look to ensure everything is working like it’s supposed to.
Installation of a Water Heater
The average water heater will last for up to 8 to 12 years. Beyond this, it is likely to stop working efficiently. When this happens, you will have little to no hot water for showers, nor will you be able to wash your dishes or use the washing machine. You won’t even be able to wash your hands! This is why you need to get your old system replaced and get a new water heater installed to have enough hot water for your daily requirements. You will have to consult the professionals to get the water heater that’s perfect for your needs. They will help you make a sound decision.
What’s more, professional plumbers will be able to install the heating system and look after its maintenance as well making it last for a long time to come.
Sump Pump Failure
If your home has a basement, it is quite likely that you have a sump pump installed. Sump pumps help stop water from collecting in the basements. To ensure that your sump pump is up and running at all times, you have to install it properly and carry out regular maintenance and repair work.
Most homeowners haven’t got the slightest clue regarding sump pump maintenance. If you struggle to understand the know-how of sump pump maintenance, a plumber will be able to help you out. Call the professional plumbers at Hunsbury Heating to keep your home and your installation from falling apart.
Low Water Pressure
It is so disappointing to turn the faucet on to wash your hands or to step in for a rejuvenating shower only to realise that there’s little to no water pressure in your home. The reason behind this could be an issue with your town’s water supply. Or maybe your water main has incurred some damage which in turn has reduced the water pressure.
But if you feel as if your home has constantly had low water pressure, it could be because of an issue with your home’s plumbing system. The common causes of low water pressure are as follows:
- The water meter valve is shut off
- The water shut-off valve is closed
- A blockage in your plumbing system
Whatever may be the reason, you will need to call a professional plumber to get to the bottom of the problem and get the low water pressure fixed at once.
Water with an excess of calcium and magnesium carbonates is known as hard water. When you use hard water, it can result in dry skin and hair and can also leave spots on your glasses after you wash them. The bottom line is that hard water will end up damaging the entire plumbing system of your home.
If you have hot water supply in your home, you will have to rely on a plumber to fix the issue. Additionally, you might want to consider installing a water softener to keep the hard water from further damaging your system.
Sewer Line Backup
Out of all the issues mentioned above, a sewer line backup is the worst of them all. If your sewer line clogs up, it can regurgitate disgusting sewage water filled with bacteria back into your home.
Besides being sickeningly revolting, a sewer backup line can also trigger a considerable amount of damage to your home, not to mention it can have serious repercussions on your and your family’s health.
Once again, a professional and experienced plumber can help fix this problem. They can get everything under control so you won’t have to worry about the spills and the smells any longer.
Professional Plumbers at Hunsbury Heating
The team of certified plumbing professionals at Hunsbury Heating can help you with any of the issues mentioned above. You can fix an appointment with us and we will take care of the rest. Give us a call today to get your plumbing issues fixed right away!