Maintaining a smoothly functioning plumbing system is important for the comfort and safety of your home. However, even in well-maintained properties, homeowners can encounter plumbing issues that make it difficult to live in the home and can cost a lot of money to repair. Dripping faucets, clogged drains, burst pipes, and water heater malfunctions are all potential plumbing system problems. If you notice any of these problems in your home, Tuck & Howell, Inc. can provide an expert solution.

Dripping Faucet

Do you hear a dripping noise coming from an area near a sink? If so, you most likely have a dripping faucet. This isn’t just an annoying problem; it can also be costly. Even if your faucet only drips once per second, 5.8 gallons of water is wasted daily. Dripping faucets also lead water to pool, creating rust and corroding your pipes. Excess water can also rot wood and cause mold.

Running toilet

Similarly, a running toilet can waste up to 210 gallons of water daily. In addition to wasting water, running toilets also create refill tube problems, wear out flush valves, break flapper seals, and corrode toilet handles. If you notice a running toilet issue in your home, it’s important to have it fixed quickly. Ignoring a running toilet could lead to significant water waste and costly repair services.

Low Water Pressure

Homeowners are often frustrated when they notice low water pressure in their homes. Low water pressure makes it difficult to take showers and wash clothes. It can limit the effectiveness of the dishwasher and power spray tools. Low water pressure is also often a symptom of bigger plumbing issues. The cause of low water pressure could be related to pipe corrosion, large water leaks in the home, cracked sewer lines, or blocked pipes. The lower the water pressure, the more likely the problem is a very serious issue.

Faulty Downspouts

Faulty downspouts create problems both above and below ground level. When disconnected or stressed connections exist, water can leak down around the foundation, leading to sweating walls and potentially damaging the foundation. Additionally, clogged downspouts can cause an overflow that leads to water backing up into the gutters and, potentially, the basement. This overflow can also negatively affect wooden structures such as fascia, shingles, and soffits. These problems can grow and create massive damage to your home’s exterior.

Clogged Drains

If you’re experiencing blocked or clogged drains in your home, it could mean that you have issues with your sewer line. In order to avoid sewage backup, it’s important to call a plumber to take care of the issue quickly. If sewage begins to back up in your drain line, you risk costly repairs and massive damage to your home due to waste flooding.

Malfunctioning Water Heater

The water heater is complex because it requires a professional to understand plumbing as well as gas or electrical systems. Many issues that we find in homes include valves breaking, corrosion making water circulation difficult, bacteria in the tank creating a gross smell, not enough hot water, or no hot water at all. Some of these problems require replacement parts, while others require a deep tank cleaning.

Main Water Line Break

This is a common problem and one of the most serious issues that we see in homes. The water line can break at the public line, but that would be up to the municipality to fix. However, if the line break occurs at the delivery line, it’s your responsibility to resolve it. Water line breaks are frustrating because there isn’t an easy way to correct them. They require large equipment to dig into the ground of your property and often necessitate a full replacement of several pieces. A main water line break is probably the most expensive and time-consuming plumbing problem you’ll ever face with your home.

Contact Us Today

If you’re experiencing any of these common plumbing problems, Tuck & Howell, Inc. can help. We’ve been serving homeowners in the Greer, SC area since 1961. We’re here whether you need plumbing, heating, or air conditioning assistance. Our experts have covered everything from complete system installations to repairs and routine maintenance. Your home comfort is our top priority. Contact us at Tuck & Howell, Inc. today to schedule your service.

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