Knowing when a plumbing problem needs immediate attention or can wait to schedule an appointment can mean the difference between a minor annoyance or significant property damage. At Quahog Plumbing, we think it’s best to err on the side of caution when facing a plumbing emergency and call our trained professionals for emergency plumbing repair at the first sign of trouble.
Before calling another residential plumbing contractor, contact us first!
Reasons To Hire A Drain Cleaning Company
Clogged drains are common household annoyances, but did you know that the longer you let these problems go, the greater the chance it will become a significant problem?
If you have a slow or clogged drain, you may want to fix it yourself either with a plunger or drain cleaner. However, fixing drains yourself isn’t always the best idea.
Here’s why you’re better off hiring a plumber to clean your drains.
- Plumbers Have Experience If you try to fix drain clogs, you may be using information found online to figure out what to do. While this may work for some problems, it’s quicker and safer to call a plumber. Professional plumbers have knowledge and experience cleaning drains and know which tool and method works best for your particular problem.
- It’s Safer For Your Plumbing If you don’t have experience cleaning drains or if you rely on chemical drain cleaners, you can do more harm than good to your plumbing system. Drain cleaners use harsh chemicals that are proven to damage pipes. Also, using too much pressure or the wrong tools can cause pipes to weaken and break if you’re not careful. Professional plumbers know how to clean drains safely. And in the event something goes wrong, they’re on the hook to make it right.
Don’t take chances with your valuable plumbing system. Call Quahog Plumbing the next time you have slow or clogged drains.
Signs You Need Hot Water Tank Replacement
The average lifespan of a water heater is 12 years and it’s common for these systems to give off warning signs they’re reaching the end as the get older.
Here are the telltale signs that your water heater may be failing.
- Unusual Noises As your water heater ages, it’s common for sediment to build up in the tank, which hardens over time. This buildup causes the heater to make banging or popping sounds as it’s heating. Depending on how old you water heater is, you may be able to solve this problem by flushing the tank. However, sometimes, replacement is the only option.
- Rusty Water Rusty or discolred water could mean the interior lining of the water tank is corroding. Once rust sets in, there’s little you can do to stop it, and you’ll have to plan on getting a new water heater soon.
- Lack of Hot Water If you’re not getting the amount of hot water as before, it’s probably your aging water heater that’s to blame. Sometimes it’s a bad thermostat, while other times it’s a heating element that’s failed.
- Water Takes Too Long To Heat There could be various problems that cause your water heater to take longer than usual to reheat. It could be the thermostat is set too low or it may mean that your usage has outgrown your water heater’s capacity. If that’s the case, consider a tankless water heater installation.
If you notice these or any other issues with your water heater, call the pros at Quahog Plumbing for an examination of your system.
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Our Emergency Plumbing Repair
Plumbing problems don’t always show up between 9 and 5. Sometimes, it’s over the weekend, the middle of the night, or during a holiday. When you have a plumbing issue that can’t wait, call the experts at Quahog Plumbing. Our highly-trained technicians are standing by 24/7 ready to help no matter what.
Call us for:
- Burst pipes
- Clogged drains
- Overflowing toilet
- Sump pump failure
- Water heater failure
- Low or no water pressure