Depending on the severity of the issue, some household problems are easy to ignore. You might not act quickly when a floorboard loosens up and it's easy to ignore if a piece of siding falls off the property. However, plumbing problems can take on a life of their own. It's hard to feel comfortable when you're sloshing through a sea of water because a pipe burst or you're unable to use the bathroom because the toilets are completely backed up.
If you've never dealt with a drain clog you can't clear, you may be wondering what to expect if you have to call in a plumber. It's possible to clear clogs yourself many times if you have enough perseverance, but when a major clog develops, the only solution is to bring in a plumber and their heavy-duty drain cleaning equipment. Here's what you can expect.
Get Emergency Service If Necessary
Cold weather can be rough on many things in your home, including your plumbing system. If your pipes, water heater, and other plumbing fixtures succumb to cold weather, it could be unsettling for you this winter. Here two winter plumbing problems you want to avoid now.
Frozen Water Lines
Water lines are the most vulnerable plumbing fixtures in your house, especially during winter. Water lines can freeze if the temperature in your basement, floors, and wall cavities becomes too cold.
What do a washer, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, a water heater, and a water softener all have in common? They are all water-related appliances. Every last one of these appliances uses water in some way, or channels water for home use. If you are like most homeowners, you probably have the majority of these appliances. You will also have to repair each of them at some point. When a water appliance breaks down and starts leaking water everywhere, do you know who to call?
How long has it been since you've dealt with a plumbing issue? Have you ever had to have your plumbing system repaired? If you're extremely fortunate, you may never have had to deal with any plumbing issues in the past. Eventually, especially if you're a homeowner, something will need to be fixed in spite of your otherwise great luck. Because of this, it's a good idea to prepare for the possibility of something going wrong by making preparations now.