Plumbing issues are part and parcel of owning a home. And while most plumbing problems are easy DIY projects, some require the help of a plumbing company.
If you have a dripping faucet or slow drains, you can usually fix these problems yourself. However, issues like low water pressure, recurring clogs, sewage backup, and flooding require the expertise of a residential plumbing contractor. Quahog Plumbing has 15 years of experience, and we’ve become the go-to plumbing company in Bristol County. Contact us today to schedule service at 401-307-5451.
We offer the following plumbing solutions:
- Emergency Services
- Water Heater Services
- Tankless Water Heater Services
- Burst Pipe Repair
- Water Leak Detection
- Water Line Services
- Gas Leak Detection
- Gas Line Services
- Drain Cleaning
- Repiping Services
- Kitchen Plumbing
- Clogged Toilet Repair
- Sump Pump Services
- Water Softeners
- Water Filtration Systems
- Commercial Plumbing
Rising water bills could mean you have an unseen water leak. Call Quahog Plumbing for expert water leak detection.
Reasons To Call A Residential Plumbing Contractor
Some plumbing repairs are best left to professionals, and here are the most common situations where you’re better off calling a plumbing contractor instead of trying to fix them yourself.
- Water Leaks When a pipe bursts causing rapid water leaking into your home, the longer you wait to call for help, the worse the damage gets. If you have a leaking pipe, shut off the water at the main and contact a plumbing company as soon as possible.
- No Water It’s common for water to stop flowing from a single fixture due to clogs; however, when you lose water throughout the house, it means there’s a significant problem that may involve blockages or ruptures in your main water line. Unfortunately, main water line repair isn’t a DIY project. Call Quahog Plumbing for expert repairs.
- Clogged Drains The danger of clogged drains is the risk of increasing water pressure leading to burst pipes or water backing up into the house, causing flooding and bringing sewer waste. Calling a plumber is the best way to fix the problem quickly and prevent damage to your property.
- Gas Odors Gas odors in the house usually mean you have a broken or blocked sewer line. Sometimes this manifests as odors in your house or water pooling in the yard. The sewer line carries all of the home’s wastewater out of your house, and having problems here affects the plumbing throughout your entire house.
When you have a plumbing problem you can’t solve, call the experts at Quahog Plumbing.
How To Spot A Failing Water Heater
Learning the warning signs of a failing water heater allows you to call for repairs or a system replacement before disaster strikes.
Here are the most common signs that your water heater may be failing.
- Popping or Knocking Sounds If you hear popping or knocking sounds coming from your water heater, it’s usually sediment buildup that’s the cause. If you catch this problem early enough, there’s a good chance you can save your water heater by flushing out the sediment.
- Lack of Hot Water Do you find that your family members are racing to the shower every morning before the hot water runs out? If your family has grown or you’ve added a bathroom, your old water heater probably can’t keep up with the demand. When you put too much strain on your water heater, it wears out more quickly. If you’re constantly running out of hot water, consider upgrading to a larger unit.
- Fluctuating Water Temperature Notice the hot water’s temperature fluctuating? It could be the thermostat or the heating element that needs replacing.
- Water Leaks Leaking water heaters require immediate repairs. If you’re lucky, the leak may stem from a loose pipe or valve, which is easy to fix if you’re luckyThenk leaks, the system needs to be replaced as soon as possible, or you risk a flood.
- Discolored Water If the hot water is cloudy or discolored, it usually means the tank needs to be flushed. If the water is rust-colored, it could be the tank is rusting from the inside and it’s only a matter of time until it leaks.
- Foul Smelling Water If your water smells like rotten eggs, it’s probably the anode rod, which helps eliminate bacteria. Fortunately, anode rods are easy to replace.
You can count on Quahog Plumbing for all of your water heater services.
Why Hire A Plumbing Company To Clean Your Drains?
Most homeowners use store-bought drain cleaners to unclog drains because they’re convenient and they seem to work quickly. However, many of these products end up doing more harm to your pipes than good. Why? Because they use harsh chemicals that weaken pipes, causing them to burst.
While it’s natural to want to save a few bucks and clean your drains yourself, there are a few reasons why it’s better and safer to hire a pro.
- Professionals Have Knowledge The average homeowner knows that drains take water out of the house and direct it to a treatment facility, and that’s about it. When something goes wrong, it’s best to call someone who has the education and understanding of the kinds of problems that can develop in a plumbing system. This knowledge and training allow the plumber to diagnose the root cause of the problem more quickly and provide a more thorough repair.
- Plumbers Have Better Tools While liquid drain cleaners can restore flow to your drains, they’re limited in solving problems that lie deep in your plumbing system. And, as mentioned, liquid drain cleaners can damage plumbing. Unless you know exactly what’s going on in your plumbing system, you probably won’t be able to get to the root of the problem with a chemical cleaning product. Professional plumbers have specialized tools like HD cameras that can see deep inside your drains to find out exactly what’s going on, meaning you get the properhappeningfor your problem.
- Plumbers Stand By Their Work If you make a mistake cleaning your drains and end up doing more damage, guess who’s going to pay for it? You! There’s less risk of mistakes when you hire a pro who has the experience, but if they happen, the plumbing company is on the hook to make it right.
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