Faucet Problems: When You Need A Plumbing Service In Edmonton
Many people in Edmonton put off fixing their leaky faucets because it’s often viewed as a non-critical issue. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Leaky faucets waste money by driving your water bill higher. Plus, a single leaky faucet can send hundreds of gallons of water down the drain, one drip at a time.
Besides being economically unsound, if you’ve ever had the displeasure of trying to fall asleep while a faucet drips in the dead of night, you know how annoying it can be. It’s well worth fixing right away!
When to call a professional plumber in Edmonton
Most of the time, a leaky faucet occurs in kitchen plumbing or bathroom plumbing. Simply replacing the washer in your faucet will often stop the leaky tap, but what happens when the problem is more complex? Or what if you just didn’t inherit that DIY gene?
Most people have some degree of knowledge, or, at least, a knowledge base at their fingertips (thanks, Google!), for some basic plumbing know-how and the tools to get the job done, but not everyone can or wants to mess around with plumbing problems.
Sometimes leaky faucets are more complex than they first seem. Here’s when to bring in the cavalry:
- You don’t have the right plumbing tools. Your faucet’s washers wear out over time. While it’s fairly simple to replace washers yourself, it can become a huge challenge if you don’t have the specialized tools necessary for the job.
- The leak has been left to drip for too long. Left long enough, the valve seat may become worn out or corroded. That creates a more complex repair job and is best left to a professional plumber.
- If you have ceramic, disc or canister taps. Rather than rubber washers, these taps use ceramic plates to form a seal. They generally need less maintenance than rubber washers but, when something does go wrong, the repair job is more complex.
- Sudden low water pressure. If you notice a sudden and significant decrease in water pressure, it could indicate a leak or breach in the water pipes leading to your home. That could cause serious damage to your foundation, and merits an emergency call to your plumber.
Need a plumber in Edmonton?
If you have any questions at all or an emergency situation with your plumbing in Edmonton, you can reply on Hydro-Flo Plumbing and Heating for fast, reliable service. We’re available 24/7 to meet all your plumbing, heating and cooling needs. Contact us today!