3 Plumbing Problems Costing You Money
An ostrich hiding its head in the sand to avoid danger is actually a myth. But it is no myth many California homeowners will ignore plumbing problems, hoping they will just go away.
Not As Simple As Drip, Drip Go Away
In actuality, this way of thinking can be a costly mistake, as problems rarely disappear on their own. They typically evolve into a larger and more expensive plumbing dilemma. Our US Trenchless General Engineering & Plumbing plumbers recommend addressing concerns when you initially notice them to help you save money in the long run.
These Three Common Plumbing Problems Can Cost You Money
Here are what our pros consider to be the top most commonly seen plumbing issues:
1. Wrong-sized sump pump
Ensuring your sump pump is the correct size for your home is more important than you may think. If your pump is too small, it may become overwhelmed and continually activate to keep up with the flow of water in your Sacramento home. This can lead to higher energy bills or pump burnout.
Or the pump may not be able to keep up at all, and you may end up with a flooded basement. These problems are prevented and/or remedied with the correct-sized sump pump. Call one of our US Trenchless General Engineering & Plumbing highly trained and experienced plumbers for an assessment if you suspect your pump may be the incorrect size for your home.
2. Water heater making noises
If your water heater starts making loud banging noises, do not think the sounds will go away. Typically the cause is accumulated sediment in the bottom of the tank. When you turn on your hot water, the sediment moves around, causing air bubbles to rise. Between the bubbles and sediment, you may get banging noises.
Ignoring this issue costs you money, because it decreases the life of your tank. So be sure to call one of our expert plumbers as soon as the noises begin. And keep in mind it might be wise to get your tank annually drained and flushed to avoid this in the first place.
3. Dripping sounds in walls or ceiling
Hearing dripping sounds in your Sacramento home’s walls or ceiling can indicate a water leak in the hidden plumbing. This can definitely lead to costly repairs––rotted wood, plaster, or drywall and mold growth. You most likely know what small amounts of water can do to rocks, wearing them away over time. Suffice it to say, the materials in your home are much easier to wear away and damage.
If you hear dripping sounds, call one of our plumbers to investigate immediately. Ignoring drips will only cost you more money as time goes on. Better to know sooner than later.
US Trenchless General Engineering & Plumbing Is Here for All Your Plumbing Needs
These are a handful of the more common plumbing problems our US Trenchless General Engineering & Plumbing plumbers handle on a regular basis in Sacramento, CA area homes. If you notice any of these plumbing issues in your home, save yourself money in the long run by calling us at 877-916-7473 or request service online. We are here to help.