When it comes to plumbing problems, you may be inclined to fix the issues on your own. However, we highly recommend calling a professional plumber to take a look. Even though your kitchen faucet dripping or your slowly toilet flushing might not seem like a big deal, plumbing issues can have a serious impact on your monthly utility bills and the environment. A local plumber help can figure out the underlying issue – not just what you see at the surface.
Here are a few warning signs for when it’s time to call a professional plumbing service:
1. Your Faucet is Leaking
A leaky faucet in your kitchen or bathroom is not something you should ignore. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a shower head that leaks 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons of water per year – which is roughly the gallons required to run your dishwasher 60 times! Calling an experienced plumber will help you get ahead of the issue before you see an unfavorable spike in your water bill.
2. You’re Running Out of Hot Water
When your water heater isn’t working correctly, it can be a terrible inconvenience. Most of us rely on hot water to carry on with our daily activities of washing our hands, doing laundry, running our dishwashers, and of course, taking a shower. When you use hot water for your daily shower, it can be incredibly frustrating when your hot water runs out before you’re done. Instead of mustering through cold water issues, we advise calling a professional plumbing service, like our team at Valor Mechanical, to evaluate the situation. Our professionals can help determine what may be causing the lack of hot water.
3. You’re Experiencing Low Water Pressure
We all know how annoying it can be when your toilet is flushing slow and your shower head’s water flow is nearly down to a trickle. The good news is that issues caused by low water pressure aren’t something you have to live with. A professional plumber can help solve these problems by checking for leaks, calcium build-up from your water softener, corroded pipes, and ensuring you have the proper pipes installed.
4. You Haven’t Had Your Irrigation Backflow Preventer Inspected in Over a Year
Irrigation backflow devices are designed to help prevent your clean water supply from being contaminated in the event of backflow. Did you have the backflow preventer device for your irrigation system checked last spring? Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) requires residents to get their backflow device tested annually by a licensed plumber with backflow certifications. Our professionals at Valor Mechanical highly recommend scheduling a routine inspection to help give you the piece of mind that everything is working properly and that your water is flowing in the correct direction. After all, you don’t want contaminated water backing up and entering your household!
No matter what plumbing issues you might be experiencing, our experts at Valor Mechanical are here to help. We offer personalized plumbing solutions for both our residential and commercial clients. You can count on us to assess your toilets, faucets, drains, shower heads, and more to ensure that everything is working properly. To get started, call our team of professionals at 507.218.8400 to “Experience the Valor Difference.”