What is the worst thing you can think of happening to your plumbing? You probably stopped to think for a minute before answering and then came up with something along the lines of a backed up toilet or broken kitchen faucet. The truth is, the worst plumbing problems are those that you never think of, even when asked. People living in older homes are susceptible to potential lead poisoning from galvanized steel pipes that deliver water to their taps, neglected water heaters can develop faulty T&P valves that result in the entire tank exploding, poorly installed bathtubs and sinks can lead to slow leaks that compromise the interior of your walls and end up creating a massive mold problem in the home. The truth is, Our Compton plumbing team has seen all of these things happen and more. We're not saying this to scare you, just to let you know that your plumbing is something that needs to be taken seriously.
At our Compton plumbing company, your safety is our number one concern. If you haven't had a plumber in to check your system in a few years, there could be any number of hazards starting to rear their ugly heads. Knocking pipes and strange sounds when you turn on a tap might be the first signs of an unsafe pressure build up in your lines while slow running drains and periodic smells coming up thorough your utility drain may be a warning of a clog building in your main line.
Of course, the most commonly ignored signs happen in your water heater. A rotten egg smell in your tap water is almost always a sign of sediment build up in your water heater. Sediment build up is the first sign of a failing sacrificial anode. When this anode fails, the interior of your water heater will start to rust. A rusted water heater often ends up flooding the room in which it is housed. Our Compton water heater repair team has seen this numerous times.
Another major problem in your plumbing that may be overlooked is a leaky toilet. You may not even know that your toilet is leaking if you don't look for it, but if it is it could be costing you hundreds of dollars a year. This hidden leak happens when the flapper in the toilet reservoir fails to seal completely. Water then leaks into the bowl where it fills to a certain level and then slows drains down the back of the toilet. To check for this type of leak, place several drops of food coloring in the reservoir tank and wait for 15 minutes. If there is colored water in the bowl when you return, you have a flapper leak.
Our Compton plumbing team can check for all of these problems and more to make sure you home is safe and not costing you extra money each month. Call us today to schedule a plumbing inspection or get a quote on an installation or repair!