Plumbing issues unfortunately go hand in hand with homeownership. Many of the most common plumbing problems homeowners face can be directly linked to normal wear and tear, aging plumbing fixtures, absence of maintenance, or improper use. And, plumbing issues usually pop up at inconvenient times, requiring immediate attention, quick repairs, or in some cases replacement.
Usually, the most bothersome plumbing problems are the preventable ones. Here are three common plumbing issues many homeowners run into, and what you can do about them.
1. Dripping Faucet
American homes’ leaky faucets account for millions of gallons of water wasted every year, according to the EPA. That’s a significant amount of water going down the drain anywhere, but particularly in drought-stricken Arizona. Think about this additional fact from the EPA. A leaky faucet dripping at the rate of one drip per second adds up to 3,000 gallons of water wasted annually. Yet, dripping faucets are an easily repairable plumbing issue that will rapidly pay for itself in lower monthly water bills. With a simple visit from a plumber, you’ll resolve the problem and prevent all that wasted water.
2. Faulty Washing Machine Hoses
One of the most common causes of water damage in homes is from bursting or faulty washing machine hoses. The rubber hoses that are generally installed with your washing machine tend to lose pliability over time as they go through a great deal of stress as the water hoses are repeatedly turned on and off. Over the course of time, these hoses can simply fail without warning and cause expensive flooding. Now is the perfect time to have your washing machine hoses checked and replaced with stainless steel braided hoses that won’t break over time.
3. Running Toilet
You’ve probably heard a high-pitched water noise coming from the toilet after you’ve used the bathroom. This is caused when water spills into the overflow tube and the toilet does not shut off properly. Often, you simply need to jiggle the handle to stop the water tank from over-filling. This becomes a big problem when you’re not at home or you don’t hear the toilet running and the water runs unchecked for hours. You can literally waste hundreds of gallons of water without being aware of it until you get your monthly water bill. Save time and money by fixing the issue promptly.
Call Your Plumbing Professionals
Do you have questions about plumbing problems you’ve noticed in your house? Call Cool Blew today at 623-872-2900. We’ll do a complete inspection and professionally repair all your plumbing problems quickly, efficiently, and affordably.