Plumbing Services Available During Holidays
The main areas of the home where plumbing services may be needed are the bathrooms, kitchens, and sinks. A plumbing system is made up of an intricate system of pipes, drains, and lines. If any of these are broken or damaged, it could compromise an otherwise happy and carefree holiday.
In this article, some of the most common issues in plumbing systems this time of year are shared so homeowners can be prepared. It’s wise to prevent a plumbing situation that may add more chaos to an already bustling holiday season.
Check Toilets for Possible Issues
A few indicators that a toilet may need repair are:
- Slow or incomplete flushing
- The tank isn’t refilling
- Corrosion or rust
- Leaking seals
- Cracking in the tank or bowl
Some of these issues are simple fixes. For example, replacing a valve or seal or getting a new flushing mechanism will resolve some problems. If corrosion is present, a new toilet altogether may be needed, and this, unfortunately, is not such a quick fix.
When toilet replacement or toilet repair is needed, it’s wise to contact a local and expert plumbing service to work on bathroom repairs. Certified bathroom contractors will ensure the proper functioning of a bathroom plumbing system while extending the lifetime of a toilet.
Maintenance to Consider for Kitchen Plumbing to Repair Defects
The kitchen may be the busiest area of a home during a holiday gathering. People want to feel at home and at ease when using the kitchen to prepare all the yummy food. Because there will be extra people in a kitchen this time of year, it’s a good idea to look for problems and possible repairs before you heat up the oven.
The first area of the kitchen to inspect is the gas lines. Gas stoves and ovens have a gas line that, if blocked or compromised in any way, will prevent the appliance from heating up. In addition to the oven not working, the burners on the stove will not light, making it virtually impossible to use for cooking a turkey or pie.
Another important appliance to look at is the garbage disposal. Like any other plumbing system, disposal lines are also susceptible to clogs, leaks, and jams. While these are common problems, they can cause a real headache when preparing a large meal.
If repairs are needed in a kitchen system, a professional will assist with regular service and maintenance. When dealing with any home appliance, especially gas lines, an expert kitchen contractor should be on-site to review lines in the safest manner possible.
Sink or Faucet Replacement May Be Needed
A lot of homes have multiple sinks and faucets, and these, no doubt, will be used by guests too. When a sink or faucet isn’t functioning properly, there can be leaks, water damage, and some unhygienic consequences, like mold or tainted water.
Some other common signs that a sink or faucet needs to be replaced are:
- Changes in water pressure
- Draining slower
- Lower water volume
- Damage or degradation
Kitchen sinks and bathroom sinks are where these issues can arise, but they can also happen in shower drains, backing up and causing standing water in a bathtub.
Because sinks and faucets simply degrade over time, this can be an expected repair when the time has come. An experienced bathroom or kitchen contractor will be able to pick the best performing and highest quality sink or faucet replacement to last many years to come.
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