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10 Plumbing Problems You Can’t Ignore

Plumbing – it's one of those things that most people don’t give much thought until something goes wrong.  And then, it’s all you can think about.  So instead of turning a blind eye to potential plumbing problems, take a proactive approach. Any of the following 10 issues can rear their ugly heads at some point.  The trick is to take immediate action by calling your local London plumbing service. BEST plumbers will help you minimize any damage and repair any serious problems.

1) Clogged or Plugged Drains Aren’t as Benign as They Seem

A blocked drainpipe may seem like the easiest of all plumbing problems to deal with. However, if you don’t take immediate action, it can become very serious.  If the clogged drain is in the path of wastewater, you could find yourself dealing with conditions that are unsanitary and rather unpleasant. 

You can buy products to break up the clogged matter, but frequent backups need to be physically located and removed.  That’s a job for BEST’s London Ontario plumbers. 

2) No Hot Water

If you enjoy having warm showers or running the laundry or dishwasher, then you have your water heater to thank.  When it malfunctions or isn’t adjusted properly, cold showers could become your sad reality!  This will continue to be a problem until you call your plumbing service to come inspect the situation. 

3) What Does a Leaky Water Heater Mean?

Are there puddles of water underneath your hot water heater?  This is an obvious sign that something is wrong with the equipment.  Have one of our BEST plumbers inspect or repair it in order to avoid a complete loss of hot water or water damage.

4) Drip, Drip, Drop

Like in movies, the irritating drip, drip, drip of a runny faucet is usually a sign that something bad is about to happen.  Not only will this add up to a lot of wasted water (just think of the impact on your water bill!), but it’s also a sign that your tap or the fittings around it are in need of repair.  If you aren’t very handy with these things, your plumbing service can replace any worn or damaged parts.

5) A More Ominous Leak

Leaky pipes are no joke.  When water gets behind the walls or into the insulation, the damage can result in mold growth and, in some cases, premature deterioration of your framing.  If you can see or smell water where you shouldn’t, contact BEST’s London Ontario plumbers right away.  Leaky pipes are often a precursor to burst pipes

6) Call Your Plumber if Your Toilet Won’t Stop Running

Ah, the sound of the toilet running is the sound of your water bill going up.  This is usually the result of broken internal component, from valves to the float or chain.  Or it could be the symptom of something more extensive.  Call a BEST plumber to investigate. 

7) Faucet Installation is Trickier than It Looks

Upgrading plumbing fixtures can improve both the aesthetics and function of your washroom facilities.  If you’re a DIY enthusiast, then feel free to attempt this solo.  However, if you’re uncomfortable, contact the experts at BEST Plumbing and Drainage.

8) If Your Garbage Disposal is Not Disposing

If you have a garbage disposal, then it needs to be hooked up directly to your plumbing.  If it’s not working properly or at all, then a plumber is your best bet.  If you ignore this advice, then you’re in for some nasty odours and unpleasant messes.  A trained professional can ensure proper installation and fix any malfunctions.

9) Leaky Toilets Can Get Really Gross, Really Fast

If your toilet is leaking, it could be due to a deterioration of parts.  It’s best to call a plumber.  An improperly installed toilet can make a real mess too.

10) Your Main Valve is Experiencing Issues

There is a main valve inside of your house that can be used to shut off the water supply to your entire home.  What do you do if there is a problem with that valve?  Your best solution is to call BEST Plumbing and Drainage Contractors.

Many projects need the help of a plumber, including these top ten problems.  If you experience any of these or other issues contact BEST’s London plumbing service for reliable and affordable help. You’ll be glad you did!

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