The holiday season around the corner. Now’s a good time to address the plumbing problems in your Homer City, Pennsylvania, home. Here are some of the most common plumbing problems you may experience that you should address immediately:
A Clogged Toilet
A clogged toilet is definitely a nuisance. But leaving it until you have time to address it can lead to bigger problems than the inability to use it. If a toilet were to become too backed up, it could overflow dirty water and bacteria into your home. This can cause water damage on floors and baseboards, leading to biological growth and other health hazards. If your toilet continues to get clogged, you may have a major clog deeper in the line. If not properly freed, it can lead to regular backups and even freezes in your sewer lines during the winter months.
Low Water Pressure
Have you ever taken a shower and noticed that the water coming out of the head isn’t as strong? It’s likely that the water pressure in your home has decreased. The drop in pressure could be due to running too much water at once or a problem with the city water. But if this isn’t the case, it’s likely there’s a leak in your home. While a small leak may not seem like a major problem, it can lead to a burst pipe and significant water damage if you don’t repair it.
Clogged drains can sometimes be easy to repair if the cause is debris built up in the trap. You can remove the trap and remove the debris to try to fix your problem. If this doesn’t rectify the issue, you could have a clog farther down in the pipes that can eventually need to a major backup.
If you have any of the above plumbing problems, contact Miller Plumbing & Heating at 724-204-8054. One of our specialists will help repair your problem before it turns into a major concern.
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