Residential Plumber in Lakeside
When you run up against a plumbing problem you can’t fix no matter what you do, the experts at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing are ready to help, and we stand by our work 100%.
Many household plumbing problems make for easy do-it-yourself projects, but sometimes, you run into something that’s beyond your skill level, and watching online tutorials isn’t going to help. Because of this, it’s good to know that you have an experienced, locally-owned plumbing company in Point Loma Electric and Plumbing to have your back when you need effective, guaranteed plumbing repair.
What Are The Most Common Plumbing Problems?
As the area’s most trusted residential plumber for over 32 years, we’ve seen our fair share of plumbing issues; however, some are more common than others.
Here are the prevailing plumbing issues we’ve run into.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can be a gigantic pain in the you-know-what, especially when doing routine housework like washing dishes or taking a shower. If you have low water pressure at a single fixture, you likely have a clog in the pipe feeding it. However, if you have reduced water pressure throughout your house, it could be a blockage in your main water line. Call one of our plumbing contractors for a diagnosis.
Many people think dripping faucets and minor water leaks as an inconvenience; however, when you think about how much money you’re wasting with every drop, it’s not a problem you should ignore. Also, depending on the leak’s location, it could cause structural damage, mold, and mildew growth. Whether it’s a loose connection or corroded fixture, call one of our experts for an inspection as soon as possible.
Because your faucets and other fixtures are in constant contact with water, it’s only a matter of time before they wear out and rust. Rusty or corroded fixtures aren’t just an eyesore; they can lead to water leaks or reduced water pressure if you don’t replace them.
Another common household plumbing problem we see is running toilets, which also cause your water bills to skyrocket if you let the issue go on too long. Typically, it’s a flapper that won’t close or a faulty flushing mechanism causing this problem, but sometimes, it’s the toilet itself. If you have an old toilet, it’s often more economical to replace it than pay for repairs.
When you think about the amount of food waste, hair, soap, grease, and other debris that go down your drains every day, it’s no wonder people experience slow and clogged drains as much as they do. Fortunately, you can avoid slow drains and prevent clogs with our drain cleaning services as routine preventative maintenance.
How to Know When You Need Water Heater Replacement
Most people take their water heater for granted. This vital system sits alone, tucked away in a closet or basement, toiling away every day to give you hot water on demand.
And because these vital systems are often out of sight and out of mind, it’s easy to miss the warning signs telling you that they need a repair until it’s too late.
Here are the most common signs that signal water heater replacement is on the horizon.
- A sudden spike in your utility bills
- Fluctuating water temperature
- Loss of hot water volume
- Cloudy or rust-colored water
- Water leaks
Without preventative maintenance, your water heater will lose efficiency and cost you more money to operate. Also, as your system ages, you’ll typically find that you don’t get the amount of hot water that you did in the past.
Routine hot water heater maintenance helps you avoid most of the problems mentioned earlier, but eventually, age catches up with every appliance. If your water heater is over 15 years old, call a plumbing company to plan on an upgrade strategy.
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3 Reasons to Hire a Drain Cleaning Company for Clogged Drain Repair
Clogged drains are one of the most common plumbing problems you’ll experience as a homeowner. And while it’s tempting to take the cheap and easy route and use a home remedy or a liquid drain cleaner, there are reasons why hiring a plumbing company is a safer and more effective option.
Some Clogs Are Too Embedded
While there’s nothing wrong with trying a home remedy you’ve found online, there are some clogs that are so embedded and deep in the system that home remedies won’t work. The quickest and safest way to solve the problem is by calling a drain cleaning company for stubborn clogs like hair, mineral buildup, and tree roots.
Liquid Drain Cleaners Are Dangerous
If you go to the store, you’ll find a wide range of liquid drain cleaners, and virtually all of them advertise being safe for your plumbing, but they’re not. We’ve seen too many plumbing systems that need replacing because of the damage caused by the harsh chemicals in store-bought drain cleaners to know they’re anything but safe.
And as for being effective? Sure, they may work on minor clogs, but these products don’t remove the gunk that’s blocking your pipes. Instead, they break up the clog, and the debris travels further into your plumbing system, where it often congeals again, forming another clog.
Plumbers Use Safe, Effective Tools & Techniques
The average homeowner probably has a toilet plunger and a couple of coat hangers as their primary tools for battling clogs. However, plumbers have professional-grade tools at their disposal like hydro-jetting, snakes, and augers to remove the buildup that’s causing the problem, leaving you with clean, free-flowing pipes. And best of all, they don’t use chemicals that can harm your pipes or the environment.
For all of your household plumbing repairs and installations, you can trust the plumbing contractors at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing; we guarantee it!