If you are a property owner, one of the things you must have a handle on is your plumbing at home. If these plumbing issues at home are not addressed, they can give you plenty of headaches.
Aside from the frustrations, these issues bring, plumbing problems at home can also lead to costly repairs and services – if ignored and not fixed properly.
We’ll talk about some of the most common plumbing issues at home that homeowners tend to encounter in today’s post.
Common Plumbing at Home Issues
Why is there never enough hot water coming out of the heater?
No one would want to be caught without hot water in the middle of a shower. Running out of hot water is one of the major inconveniences in modern living. Because of your water heater’s condition, age, and type, running out of hot water may have several reasons.
One common reason is the size of the hot water heater. The device may not just be big enough to fulfill the needs of your household. If this is the case, try to avoid using other water appliances and the water heater at the same time.
For example, don’t turn on the dishwasher or use the washing machine at the same time you or someone at home is also showering. This helps avoid running out of hot water when you need it in the shower.
Another common reason why there’s no hot water is a problem with the gas burner.
The device may be getting too much gas – or too little. This scenario could lead to a limited hot water supply for the heater.
If you have an electric water heater, check the heating elements. If there are signs of rust or if they are not in good condition anymore, make sure to replace them. A professional plumber can inspect your hot water heater as they have the knowledge and tools necessary.
Why is there an unpleasant sewer smell in my house?
If a constant sewer smell permeates your entire home, it may be because of a broken or damaged sewer line. Sewer odors are usually the most apparent signs and primary indicators that you could have a damaged drainpipe.
There should never be any odor coming out of the drains if your plumbing at home is in good working order. If there is a persistent smell, make sure to contact a professional plumber right away.
You want to make sure to find out the cause of the sewer gas smell to make sure you can address it right away. No one wants a smelly house.
On the other hand, if the water coming out of your faucets smells like mold, raw sewage, or has an unpleasant fishy smell, you may have a buildup of bacteria in the pipes.
The ugly truth is there’s a variety of awful things growing in the dark nooks and crannies of dirty plumbing pipes. These things include fungi, algae, and different kinds of bacteria that may lead to musty water.
When your water at home smells bad, you must address it right away. Dirty plumbing systems can lead to significant health problems for you and your family.
One way to remedy this problem is proper disinfection. Ask your local plumber about shock chlorination treatment or other ways to kill off the pipes’ bacteria.
Should I turn off my water heater when I go out of town?
The short answer is yes. This is to give you the peace of mind knowing that any possible leaks or bursts are prevented.
Keeping the water turned on means that the pipes are open to bursting or leaking.
While it’s quite rare for a sudden significant pipe leaking or bursting, a small leak can be disastrous – especially if you won’t be home for days or weeks.
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