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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

Tiny Little Signs You Need to Call a Plumber

by Charlie Clarke

Water is gushing from the ceiling—you call the plumber. The toilet is overflowing onto the bathroom floor—you call the plumber. But if you're only ever calling the plumber in emergency cases like this, you're doing it wrong. You should be on the lookout for more subtle signs of a plumbing issue so that you can get things taken care of before an outright calamity breaks out in your home. Here are some tinier signs you need to call a plumber.

1. Trickling noises coming from the toilet

If you hear trickling noises coming from the toilet and you have not recently flushed it, then this means your toilet is leaking. More specifically, water is leaking from the tank into the toilet bowl. This may not seem like a big deal since water is not getting all over the floor, but it is a big waste of water. You'll want to have a plumber repair it so your water bill does not skyrocket. Luckily, fixing a leaking toilet does not usually cost much as the issue tends to be a rubber gasket or flapper.

2. Mold on a wall

Does one of your walls seem to always get a little moldy and moist for seemingly no reason at all? The reason is probably a pinhole leak in a pipe that runs behind that wall. The leak may not be big enough for water to pool on the floor yet; it's just enough to moisten the space. You want the plumber to patch it before you end up with extensive water damage and an even moldier home.

3. Rattling hot water tank

Is your hot water tank making a rattling noise when it heats the water? It's easy to ignore this if your water is still getting hot, but it's typically an indication of sediment in the tank. The sediment will interfere with the water heater's efficiency and it may cause your water heater to wear out faster. Give your plumber a call. They will come to drain the sediment from the water heater, which will stop the rattling noise and help make sure your water heater keeps working for years to come.

Sometimes you need to call the plumber before you have an outright catastrophe. Whether it's a rattling hot water tank, some mold on a wall, or a toilet that seems a bit leaky, give a local plumber a call.

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