Bathtubs and showers are made not only to keep you clean but also relaxing. Now imagine if you have to put up with a clogged bathtub or a shower that drips slowly. Drains and leaks are the two most common problems of showers and bathtubs, but other plumbing issues can be equally annoying.
Showers and Tubs parts
Common Issues with Showers and Tubs
Items like hair, soap and even mineral deposits from hard water could block the free flow of water down the drain. The solution to this can be as simple as pouring hot water into the drain, using vinegar or a plunger to unclog the drain. If your water still does not flow, contact a plumber.
Water running slowly from your showerhead could be as a result of lime scale buildup. The solution to this is to use a descaling solution or replace the showerhead. Contact a professional for a suitable showerhead replacement.
If your showerheads and tubs are consistently wet even when you are not using them, then you have a problem common to most showers and tubs- leaking. A cracked or rusty gasket can bring about a leak with your tub while the water supply valve and the washers may need replacement in your showerheads.
A leaky faucet might be as a result of faulty rubber washers, seals or gaskets in the valve compartment. If any of this is defective, you can easily replace it on your own or call a plumber to replace the whole faucet.
Proper maintenance of the showers and tubs keep it in excellent condition but no matter how careful you are, some parts of these fixtures are going to develop faults at some point. Some of these you could simply rectify on your own but to prevent bigger problems, you need a plumber for others.
The odor coming out of a clogged or cracked sewer is unbearable, the insects are deadly and the rodent plainly annoying. A home is supposed to be where you come back to after a hard day’s work but a clogged sewer can make you dread coming home. You have probably been advised to pour chemical into the drain to clean a blocked sewer but this will only compound the problem for you. Therefore, the best solution to a clogged sewer is to call a professional but how do you know if your sewer is clogged.
Indications of a cracked or broken sewer
If you have a clogged toilet, you will obviously not be able to flush properly. Now imagine a situation where you cannot flush your toilet, your shower drain retains water and you cannot change the water in your tub because the water keeps coming back up. This can only mean your sewage is clogged and needs cleaning.
Sewage issues is not only internal, it also affects your external surrounding. Your lawn or your yard bear the brunt of a broken sewer line. You can definitely not have a lush green lawn with a broken sewer line. Your lawn will have a soft spot inform of a soggy grass patch and you may likely see water pooling in a particular area on your lawn.
When your sewer line breaks, the waste that are meant to go into the sewer are exposed to the air and produce odor both in your building and around the surrounding area. Contact a professional plumber to check your sewage line if you notice this problem.
This might seem insignificant at first but when all your fixtures drain slowly for an extended period, you need to have your sewage line checked by a plumber because it can lead to other issues in your home.
These unwanted visitors are quite deadly and they can be due to a broken sewer line. Rats live in the sewer and flies and other insects breed and feast on waste. The crack will pave way for the rats while the water that comes out of the broken line will serve as a home for the pests.
There are different ways to deal with a cracked sewer but the best method will be determined by the type of sewage system you have. This is why you need a plumber for thorough repair.
Toilet is one of the most essential parts of a house the value of which is felt only when something is wrong with it. Imagine the inconvenience a leaky toilet could cause if not checked or the scare a ghost flush could give in the middle of the night. Some of these problems can be averted with a proper check and maintenance while some are inevitable. You can tackle some of these issues on your own but for others a professional plumber is your safest bet.
Some Parts of a toilet and their Uses
Common Problems Found in a Toilet
This gives most toilet owners headaches. Clogging can be as simple as a shallow clog or as complicated as a deep clog. When you have a shallow clog, all you need is a plunger to clear the drain. If your toilet is still blocked, use a toilet auger. For a deep clog, contact a professional repairer.
A situation where your toilet occasionally flushes itself without you pressing the handle is a phantom flush. This may be due to a high water level, which could be because of a worn flapper. To adjust or replace a damaged flapper, drain the tank by holding the toilet handle or turning off the water supply to the tank.
The water coming out from the bottom of your toilet bowl can create a puddle on your floor if not checked. It may be because of the wax rings seals located at the base of the toilet. You can replace the seals by removing the toilet or call an expert.
When your flush handle is loose, it can be caused by a problem with the mounting nut or chain in the tank. Clean the mounting nut in the tank and tightening any loose nut or replace a broken chain. Call a professional plumber if the problem persists.
There are varieties of issues that you may encounter with your toilet, most of which may seem daunting if you don’t know how to deal with them. This is why you need a plumber who is not only reliable, affordable and fast and but will also relate with you in a respectable manner.
No one wants to deal with the mess and smell that comes from a clogged sewer line. There are faster options that may work in the short term in unclogging your drains but they are still far behind when Hydro Jetting is applied. Hydro Jetting provides a temporary and potent fix to your sewer line issues. Hydro Jetting is an invasive procedure that frees your drains of every sediments, clogging and messy build-up that dates back into years.
How Is Hydro Jetting Done?
Hair, tree roots and grease are usually culprits that blocks your sewer line. Our professionals usually recommend hydro jetting when other methods such as snaking with an auger seems to be ineffective. Hydro Jetting is done by pumping streams of pressurized water into the sewer line. Let’s say between 3,000 PSI to 8,000 PSI. of course, there’s no debris or obstruction that can withstand this pressure without giving way.
Hydro Jetting is a long-lasting solution that targets more than just the suspected clogs, it also reach out for even those unknown within your sewer line.
When Should You Consider Hydro Jetting?
Only professionals can decide whether hydro jetting is the best option to fix the messy situation. But usually, hydro jetting is inevitable when the following has been considered;
1. When every other option has been tried and exhausted. For instance, snaking with an auger.
2. After the strength of your sewer line is certified strong enough to withstand the extreme pressure. Hydro jetting will never be utilized on old, weak and fragile pipes.
3. A thorough inspection of the sewer lines which is able to trace the problem and recommend that hydro jetting is the best of the available alternatives.
Hydro Jetting isn’t for the novice as they are likely to cause more damage. This is why you should reach out to our professionals with years of experience in carrying out hydro jetting.
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