Unfortunately, every homeowner will have to deal with a plumbing issue at least once. In some cases, plumbing issues can arise many times while you own your home.
With all the DIY plumbing videos online today, some homeowners try to make plumbing repairs themselves to save on the cost of hiring a plumber. Formal plumbing training is essential to diagnose and successfully repair the problem correctly. If you have no plumbing training, it is best to hire a plumbing company. It takes just one minor mistake for you to do more damage to the plumbing system, which could result in significant water damage.
Plumbers are trained in all aspects of plumbing, and you can be sure the issue will be properly repaired without causing any further damage.
If you are dealing with any of the following issues in your Denton, TX home, it is best to call a licensed professional right away.
#1 Drain Clogs
Drain clogs can cause the water to drain slowly or not at all, and clogs are the most common call plumbers get.
Some people will use a liquid drain cleaner to remove the clog to save on the cost of hiring a plumbing professional. If the drain cleaner doesn’t remove the entire clog, it is only a matter of time before the water starts draining slowly again. Also, these products contain harsh chemicals designed to break up a clog and can cause damage to the pipes in your home.
Hiring a licensed professional will ensure the entire clog is removed safely. They can use a drain camera to find the clog and determine the size, which will help them choose the best way to reach the clog and remove it.
#2 Toilet Clogs
Toilet clogs aren’t uncommon and can be very inconvenient. Clogs can be incredibly problematic if you only have one bathroom in your home.
Toilet clogs occur if you flush too much toilet paper and waste. Clogs can also happen if someone flushed something that shouldn’t have been flushed.
In many cases, a plunger can break up the clog enough to be flushed. If the clog is too large, solid, or located too far in the drainpipe, the plunger will be useless, and it will overflow if you try to flush. If the plunger isn’t removing the clog, you will need to call a plumber.
Plumbers have the skill and equipment to reach the clog and remove it, regardless of how large the clog is. The sooner you call a professional, the sooner you can start using the toilet again.
If the connections are loose or worn, leaks can occur in your home’s plumbing system. Leaks can also happen when the inside of the pipes begin to corrode.
It is easy to tell if there is a leak under the sink because there will be visible pooling water when you open the cabinet or vanity. You can tell if there is a leak behind a wall if there are water spots. A leaking pipe underground can cause water to pool in your yard or a warm basement floor. If an underground pipe has been leaking for a while, it can cause damage to your home’s foundation. In some cases, the only sign of a leak is a high water bill.
If you suspect there is a leak in your plumbing system, it is best to call a plumber right away. Leaks can cause water damage and mold growth and waste a significant amount of water, causing a spike in your water bills.
A licensed professional can use acoustic equipment to find the leak so they can make the necessary repair or replace the leaking pipe.
#4 Poor Water Pressure
If the water pressure in your Denton, TX home has suddenly decreased significantly, it is best to call a licensed plumbing company right away. Without adequate water pressure, simple everyday tasks will take longer than necessary. In addition, your water-based appliances need sufficient water pressure to function at peak performance.
A few issues can cause reduced water pressure. If just the hot water pressure is poor, there is likely sludge in the bottom of the tank that is clogging the waterline. A plumber can clear the water line and try to flush the sludge from the water heater. If they can’t, you will need to replace your water heater. Failing to do so will cause the water line to become clogged repeatedly.
If the hot and cold water pressure is reduced, there are several possible causes, including:
- Problems with the main shutoff valve
- An issue with the water meter valve
- The pressure regulator is failing
- The pipes are corroded
- There is a clog in the pipe that delivers water to your home.
A licensed professional can inspect your plumbing system to determine why the water pressure is suddenly reduced, allowing them to make the necessary repair.
#5 Frozen Pipes
It is not uncommon for water mains to break when it gets very cold. In addition, cold water can cause the pipes to become brittle. When you combine these issues with the cold temperature outside, your pipes can freeze. If you try to turn on the water on a freezing night and nothing comes out, you should call an emergency plumber.
When the pipes freeze, the water inside can expand, causing the pipes to burst. Burst pipes can cause a significant leak in your home; therefore, you should call a plumber. A licensed professional can thaw the pipes quickly and safely, preventing a disaster from happening.
Why Choose bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas?
If you have a plumbing issue in your Denton, TX home and need to hire a licensed professional, call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas. We are a full-service plumbing system, serving customers in the area for over 15 years. Our plumbers are formally trained, skilled, licensed, and insured. In addition, they must pass a background check and drug test before they are hired.
Over the years, we have earned an excellent reputation in the community. We are an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau and have a 5-star rating on Google. In addition, Home Advisor lists us as a Screened & Approved, Top Rated, Elite Service, and we have over 50 reviews on the website.
To schedule an appointment for plumbing service, give us a call or schedule online. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, if you need emergency service.