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Talking About Preventative Plumbing Services

Hey there, my name is Russell Tyson. I am going to use this site to educate my readers about services offered by plumbing professionals. When I first started my company, I was unaware of all the necessary plumbing procedures needed to keep the toilets from backing up. My clients often failed to notify me when a toilet started to fail, likely due to embarrassment or a lack of time. Luckily, I was clued into the value of hiring plumbers to perform regular maintenance and repairs on the toilets to keep them in fine shape. I hope to detail those services on this site to inspire others to embrace preventative plumbing procedures.

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Talking About Preventative Plumbing Services

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by Charlie Clarke

You rely on your plumbing every single time you turn on the water or flush the toilet. Most of the time you do not think twice about the plumbing in your home, but if there is a plumbing problem that is all you will be able to think about. It can often be tempting to fix a plumbing problem yourself, but often it is best to leave it to a professional. Here are a few times when it is best to hire a professional.

Frozen Pipe

One of the biggest problems you may run into if you live in a colder area is a frozen pipe. The biggest problem with a frozen pipe is that water expands when it freezes. If you have a frozen pipe you may feel like it is a clog, but it can be a much bigger problem. You can try to thaw the pipe with a blow dryer or a warm wet towel. However, even if you are able to thaw the frozen pipe, you may want to have a plumber look at the pipe. When the water expands in the pipe it can actually cause micro fractures to develop in the pipe. Often a plumber will replace a frozen portion of pipe just to be absolutely certain no problems will arise. 

Persistent Clog

There are many different ways to unclog your drains. If you are connected to the city sewer, you can first try to use a liquid drain cleaner. If that does not work then a pipe snake may do the trick. However, if you have tried these methods and the clog persists you will want to call a plumber. Most of the time if you have a persistent clog, you have mineral buildup or a collapsed pipe. A competent plumber will be able to use a video monitoring to diagnose and then fix the problem.

Water Pressure Drop

If you have noticed that you are having a decrease in water pressure, you very well may have a major problem in your pipes. Decreased water pressure can come from a few different areas. You could need a new water pump, or you could also have mineral buildup in your pipes. There are so many different problems that could be causing the loss of water pressure, that it would be difficult for you to diagnose the problem. However, a plumber will be able to diagnose the problem very quickly, and then fix the problem.  

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