One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for November, 2017

Don’t Ignore These Signs of Plumbing Repair Needs

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Plumbing issues can be very difficult for the average homeowner to detect on their own, without professional equipment and the know-how to use that equipment. Most of your plumbing system is hidden from view, and the problems that arise within it are almost always subtle when they begin. This is part of the reason why we strongly advise preventive maintenance at least once a year.

However, you should also familiarize yourself with the warning signs that your plumbing system is having some kind of issue. In the rare event that something does happen between your plumbing maintenance appointments, you’ll be able to detect if fairly quickly and have it repaired. Keep reading to learn about the signs of plumbing repair needs, and call on a trained Durham, NC plumber when you need those repairs performed.

Decreased Water Pressure

A drop in water pressure is never a good sign for your plumbing system and can mean a variety of things, depending on how severe the loss is and how quickly it drops. Usually, a loss of water pressure indicates that you have either a leak or a blockage somewhere within the plumbing system.

A slow loss …

Are You in Need of a Thorough Drain Cleaning?

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There’s one particular component of your home’s plumbing system that you likely do not give a whole lot of thought to, and that’s your drain and sewer system. If this system isn’t properly maintained, however, it can create serious problems for the entire plumbing system.

Fortunately, it’s not hard to keep your drain system in good shape. All you need to do is make sure you schedule Durham, NC drain cleaning services on a regular basis—once a year—with a professional plumber. That doesn’t mean you won’t need drain cleaning outside of your maintenance appointment, but routine maintenance does help to reduce the chances of a huge plumbing emergency. That being said, keep reading to learn about the signs that you do, in fact, need a drain cleaning.

Slow Drainage

Drain clogs are probably the single biggest plumbing problem you’re likely to deal with when it comes to your drain and sewer system. Clogs typically form over time, as waste builds up on the inside of your drain pipe walls. As clogs grow toward the center of the pipe, it restricts the flow of water.

If you …