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Fall Plumbing Tips from your friendly Sacramento Plumber

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:46pm

With the fall season here and summer activities coming to an end, many of us are anticipating and planning for doing things indoors like having family visitors and preparing large meals. This means extra work for your home’s plumbing system. Rather than getting caught off guard when that seemingly simple little drip in the bathroom faucet leads to a major plumbing malfunction, use the fall months to address any plumbing issues before they escalate.

There are many drains in your home and all of them can become clogged and cause issues with your plumbing system. A leaky faucet can indicate a bigger problem that may require professional repair services. And, a toilet that is constantly running could be wasting water and costing you extra money.

  • Drain Cleaning: You have drains in your kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. These include: sinks, showers, and bathtubs. In the kitchen food particles, soap, and grease are repeatedly rinsed down the drain and in the bathroom the sink, shower, and bathtub are left to manage things like hair, make-up, and health and beauty products. All of these things can cause a build-up on the inside of your pipes and being to reduce the diameter of the pipe itself. When water, or any other substance tries to pass through it is restricted due to this build-up and the drain eventually becomes complete blocked.
  • Leaking Faucet: The most common reason for a leaking faucet is damaged parts. Over time the seals and cartridges of your faucet break down from general wear and tear and need to be replaced. Sometimes, however, a dripping faucet is an indication of a broken pipe or fitting. Which is why a leaking faucet should always be taken seriously and looked into.
  • Running Toilet: There are many reasons why your toilet may constantly run. The mechanics of a toilet are fairly simple, however, there are several moving parts and that means several causes for a malfunction. The issues can range from a simple blockage in the tank that is not allowing the flapper to seal completely, to something more complicated that could lead to a bigger problem. It is important not to ignore a running toilet and properly diagnose the cause of the problem.

Don’t hesitate to contact the expert plumber at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Sacramento Have for advice or repair services. While these issues may seem like nothing to worry about, the worst possible time for a plumbing emergency would be during a dinner celebration when you have a houseful of guests. Don’t get caught unprepared, carve out some time during the next few months of fall to address each of the problem areas and ensure a safe and happy family get together!

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