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Putting off plumbing repairs in the bathroom? That can be a foolhardy decision. Let’s face it. Without a bathroom in optimal working order, your Marrero, LA, household would be in complete chaos. Keeping your bathroom’s plumbing system in working order is a smart move since it ensures maximum functionality and prevents future problems from occurring while nipping any existing issues in the bud. Let’s look at some bathroom plumbing repairs and issues you must never ignore.
Mold isn’t just unsightly. It’s also a health danger that can drastically affect air quality and cause respiratory and irritation issues. If you’re seeing mold in the bathroom, then it is a sign of moisture accumulation; water gathered pooled or left to stand in a particular area due to a leak is a likely culprit. Generally, mold anywhere in the bathroom means a leak in the plumbing system in a bathroom wall. This is one plumbing repair you need to tackle quickly along with remediation for any existing mold damage that can cause further issues.
Pipes, showerheads, and faucets emitting odd noises such as whistling, gurgling, and hammering can signify trouble afoot for your home plumbing system. Gargling can be a result of clogs and obstructions in a drain line or pipe leading to the drain. A hammering noise is typically the result of a malfunctioning valve that has suddenly stopped or closed for some reason. Whistling noises may be caused by faulty water valves that require plumbing repair work.
Low Water Pressure
If you’re noticing that your water and does not have as much pressure in the shower or the kitchen sink or other areas, then you may have a plumbing problem that you are unaware of. When plumbing pipes become clogged or in a state of disrepair, low water pressure tends to ensue. Perhaps you noticed that your water trickles in instead of coming through as a powerful jet of water that you’re more accustomed to seeing. Check your faucets and showerheads first, and if water is still coming through the tap normally, then there is likely a deeper issue at work. You may need pipe replacement or repiping work. A plumber can use inspection equipment to let you know exactly what the issue is and how to fix it.
Backed Up Water
If water that is backing up into your tub, shower or even the kitchen sink, and that water is coming from your washer (or heaven forbid, your toilet), you have a real problem and plumbing repair services are in your future. Putting off a needed repair like this not only leads to unsanitary conditions in the home, but it could also allow the situation to get even further out of hand, necessitating more expensive repairs brought on by waiting too long to call out your plumber.
Uncomfortable Water Temperatures
If your water is too hot or too cold and this is a problem not caused by you resetting your thermostat on your water heater, then you may have an issue with your water heater that needs to be addressed. One of the most typical plumbing repair issues involving water heaters is a spent heating element. If your heating element has burned out, or if it is in its last throes of use, then your plumber will need to replace the element. Sometimes a faulty thermostat can be to blame instead, although it is a less common plumbing repair.
If your toilet is not flushing properly or if it is running over into the floor when you flush, then you have got an issue that requires plumbing repair help. Although it is possible that a simple plunge with a standard plunger may be able to remedy this situation temporarily, this sometimes makes the problem worse by just forcing whatever obstruction is causing the overflow deeper into your pipe system, where it can cause problems elsewhere. An inspection by your plumber is the best idea.
Poor Water Quality
If you turn on the tap and noticed that the water coming from the tap is less than clear oh, then you may have a water quality issue and plumbing repairs may be needed. While some instances of discolored or poor water quality may just indicate that you have not used the pipes in that particular area of the home in a while, it can also be a sign of a serious water problem in your Marrero, LA, home. Cloudiness and rustiness in the water are never normal. In some instances, old pipes may need to be replumbed, or if you have a water heater that is starting to corrode, it may also lead to discolored water coming through the hot water tap.
Corrosion in your water heater or elsewhere in your home’s plumbing system can lead to a bad odor in your water coming through the taps of your sink or shower. However, it may also indicate the presence of bacteria in your hot water heater. Heat forces bacteria to regenerate quickly, and if you notice an odor that is unrelated to corrosion, it may be the case that the anodes in your hot water heater are malfunctioning and no longer providing a shield against bacteria. Anode replacement or even replacement of your entire hot water heater may be required.
Leaking Hot Water Heater
Standing water around your water heater is never a good sign. and to make matters worse, a leaking hot water heater is sometimes hard to detect because the hot water heater itself is not located in an obvious place. This means that sometimes the problem goes undetected so long that the only real solution is to go ahead and replace the unit. The main cause of leaking water heaters is corrosion of the tank, usually due to poor maintenance and lack of regular flushing.