Your plumbing is working great. Your drains are draining, your toilets are flushing, and you have not noticed any leaks. If you're in this situation, you might assume it would be silly to have a plumber out for a general maintenance appointment. But actually, this is exactly the time to have maintenance done — when things are working well! To better understand why this is the case, take a look at what a plumber will typically do during a maintenance appointment.
Constant calls for plumbing assistance may indicate that you have a hard water issue in your home. The following are a few of the symptoms of this problem.
White spots on dishes that won't wipe off are one of the most obvious signs of hard water, but there are more. You may end up with a residue inside the dishwasher itself. This residue could be white, yellow, or even a rusty orange depending on the types of minerals in the water.
Imagine everything you put down your drains, including those items you shouldn't be putting down your drains. All of that liquid and everything else going down your drains can add up over time and eventually clog your drains, produce a foul odor or allow pests a nice place to nest or to find food. Even worse than that, your drain pipes could eventually burst if they become too full of all of that gunk.
Hot water in the house is meant to be a modern-luxury, but if what you are getting from the tap smells like rotten eggs, it can feel and smell anything but luxurious. Take a look at some of the common myths about smelly hot water.
Myth: Smelly hot water is usually related to the water supply and not the hot water heater.
This myth is usually relatively easy to debunk. Simply flush all the hot water from your water lines by allowing the cold water only to run for about 30 seconds or longer.
Many homeowners don't even think about hiring a professional drain cleaning company until they're facing a totally clogged drain. In reality, it's not a bad idea to have preventative drain cleaning performed on occasion. Still, if you need to hire a drain cleaning company to deal with a clogged drain in your home, there are a few questions you'll want to ask to determine whether the company is a good fit for your needs.