Timely repairs to home and commercial plumbing systems can prevent small issues from turning into expensive and complicated problems. If a person is fairly handy and doesn’t mind getting a little dirty, some DIY repairs are possible. However, when it comes to protecting property from damage, it is important to know when to rely on Plumbing Contractors in Washington NJ. Listed below are several of the most common reasons to call a plumber.
A Constantly Running Toilet
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says that a worn rubber flapper is the most common reason for a toilet to run continually. If replacing the flapper does not resolve the issue, a plumber can examine the toilet for hidden leaks that can waste water and cause severe damage.
While a handheld snake can help a slow drain, full clearing of a clog requires special equipment. Chemical cleaners can be dangerous and corrosive and cause lasting damage to a home or business’ plumbing. The professionals have tools such as hydro jets and electric cables to safely and completely clear clogged and slow drains.
Most leaking plumbing fixtures can be repaired by replacing the washers and O-rings as long as the replacement parts are the right size and type. If a simple repair does not stop the dripping, a plumber may be able to determine whether it’s necessary to replace the fixture.
The EPA states that almost 10% of US homes have plumbing leaks that may waste upwards of 90 gallons of water per day. Homeowners can check the building for leaks by reading the meter over at least a two-hour period when no water is used. Plumbing Contractors in Washington NJ can use cameras and other equipment to find hidden leaks.
Burst and broken pipes are a serious emergency that requires immediate, professional repair from a licensed, bonded, and insured plumber. To ensure prompt service, area homeowners should establish a good business relationship with a local plumber before an emergency arises. Browse our website to learn more about the company’s products and services or to schedule a service call.