Residential Plumbing

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Residential Plumbing

The plumbing in your home includes all the tanks, pipes, fittings and apparatus that make it possible for you to receive cold (and hot!) water for drinking, cooking, bathing, washing and flushing. Companies who specialize in residential plumbing services help to keep this system in tip-top shape by providing routine maintenance and occasional repairs.

Common Residential Plumbing Issues

Any building with piped water can develop plumbing issues, but there are some more commonly found in homes. Here are a few of the most ones you may be most familiar with:

Leaking pipes

Sewer backup

Running toilet

Clogged or slow draining

Low water pressure

Dripping faucets

Some homes are also more at risk than others. Generally speaking, the older the home and the colder the winters, the more likely it is for plumbing problems to arise.

Hire Professional Contractors

When plumbing problems arise, many homeowners believe they can tackle them on their own. However, one wrong move could cost you thousands of dollars in home repairs and may cause friction with your home insurance. Here are some of the common mistakes that homeowners may make when DIYing plumbing repairs:

    • Using too much drain cleaner, which may eventually damage the pipes

    • Confusing elbows, tees, and wyes

    • Forgetting to turn off the water

    • Overtightening connections

Naturally, the only foolproof way to prevent DIY mistakes is to always hire trained professionals who are licensed, bonded and insured. This also helps to cover any liability that may arise if a plumbing contractor does make a mistake.

Don't Procrastinate

Another common problem we often encounter is procrastination. This isn’t always deliberate. Sometimes, there are more important expenses that need to be taken care of immediately, so plumbing issues get filed to the back. However, the more you get used to a leaking faucet or a slow drain, the less likely you may be to prioritize fixing it.

 

And, unfortunately, the longer a plumbing issue goes unchecked, the worse it may become over time, making it even more expensive to fix. Remember that there is pressure built up in your pipes, and sometimes the jump from just a leak to a massive spray that floods an entire floor is a big one. Because of this, it’s always best to have a professional take a look and give you an estimate, even if you can’t afford the services right away.

Contact Us

If you have a leak, blockage or any other residential plumbing problem, we’re here to help. Instead of googling “plumbing services near me” and combing through a long list online, contact Myers Mechanical directly at 608-723-6543 to find out what makes us so different from our competitors. We promise high quality, performance and value to ensure that working with our company is the right choice every time.