We’ve all experienced a plumbing issue at least once in our homes, as they range from relatively minor, such as a dripping faucet, all the way to a sewer system backup. Most problems are associated with aging fixtures, while others are caused by poor or lack of maintenance of the plumbing system.
At Ace Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, we have the skills, tools, and experience to fix any issues you may have. Our plumbing services go well beyond checking and treating a problem. We also keep a record of our inspections for future reference and advise you on how to care for and maintain your plumbing systems.
In this article, we will discuss some of the common plumbing problems in the greater Sacramento area and why you should fix them.
Water Stains on Walls or Ceilings
Does your ceiling or wall color appear to be changing? Don’t call in a painter to take care of it. Instead, get our plumbing experts to inspect the problem and find a solution. The odds are you’ve got a leak behind those walls or ceiling.
A pipe could be leaking or something worse. It’s important to hire professionals who know how to isolate and fix the leak before it causes more damage.
Leaking Faucet Plumbing Problems
A leaking faucet is not only annoying but also wasteful—sometimes costly. The lost water can raise your water bill, which can be costly if not fixed on time. Depending on the problem, a single faucet can drip hundreds of gallons a week. The leaks can be caused by a worn-out O ring or worn-out washer that you can easily replace.
If you have a leaking faucet, we recommend using a drip calculator to find out how much water is being lost and let us know. For damaged faucets, our experts will be on their way to your home.
Slow Draining Sink
A sink that won’t drain fluids could be experiencing a blockage. This is more common in bath or shower drains and kitchen drains. The kitchen drains can be clogged with many things, including fat and food remnants, while the shower drains can be clogged by soap and hair.
While home remedies such as baking soda and vinegar can help clear the drains, stubborn cases require professional help. Avoid using the sinks until they have been fixed to avoid causing further damage.
Running Toilet Plumbing Problems
A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water every day. The most common cause is a faulty flapper valve that controls the water passing from the tank to the bowl.
The problem can also be caused by corroded toilet handles, improperly sized flapper chains, or corroded pipes.
If your toilet doesn’t seem to be running, but your water bill is going up, consider testing for leaks by putting food coloring or dye in the upper tank and wait to see if it makes its way down the toilet bowl without flushing.
Faulty Water Heater
You may never know there is a problem with your water heater unless you’re keen on maintenance or worse when you run out of hot water while in the shower.
Your water heater can fail for several reasons. There could be a problem with the thermostat, the buildup of sediment in the tank, or your system could be worn out.
If you notice something unusual when turning on the hot water in the shower, contact our professional plumbers at Ace Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning to inspect, maintain and fix your water heater. Fortunately, all plumbing problems have a solution only if you hire the best.
Feel free to contact us with any plumbing issues you may have in the greater Sacramento area, and our plumbers will be ready to fix them for you. You won’t find the best plumbing company in Sacramento, CA, because you already did!