Preventing Plumbing Problems

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Are you experiencing pesky plumbing problems now that summer is almost over? The most annoying plumbing-related issues are often the preventable problems that make homeowners want to pound the table and yell when they realize an ounce of prevention would’ve saved a lot of time, trouble, cost, and frustration. Here are some plumbing situations that you can check on and prevent.

Defective Washing Machine Hoses

Here’s a question for you. When was the last time you thought about your washing machine water hoses? The answer is probably, “Not in a very long time.”

Would you guess that faulty or bursting basic, plain black, rubber washing machine hoses are one of the most common causes of catastrophic water damage in houses? You cannot ignore two to four inches of water on the floor. Old rubber hoses tend to lose flexibility with age and are subject to a fair amount of stress as the water repeatedly turns on and off. These hoses have a track record for springing leaks. Carefully check your hoses showing any signs of cracks, bulges, or abrasions. Over the course of time, these hoses can simply fail without warning and cause expensive flooding. It’s a great idea to have your washing machine hoses replaced with leak-free stainless steel braided hoses. These hoses are inexpensive, and DIY easy-to-install, or have your local handyman or plumber replace them for you.

Toilet Handle Stuck

Familiar with these phrases, “Don’t forget to jiggle the handle” or “Make certain to hold the handle down” in your household? This is a very common plumbing issue where water spills into the overflow tube and the toilet does not shut off properly. Most often, moving the handle will alleviate the noise. If the water in your tank runs continuously, you may be in store for a high dollar water bill. Another problem may occur If the float in the tank is out of adjustment. Water will fill up the tank for about twenty seconds, shut off, then the toilet tank will fill up again with water. This cycle can go on endlessly until the toilet float is replaced or set correctly.

If you’ve got plumbing issues or if you have questions about plumbing problems you’ve noticed in your home, call Cool Blew today. We’ll do a complete inspection and professionally repair all your plumbing problems quickly, efficiently, and affordably. Call us now at 623-872-2900 to schedule your appointment.