Even if you don’t know much about how plumbing works, you still know there’s a lot that can go wrong. Plumbing is a critical element of any home, and the proper functioning of your faucets, showers and bathtubs, toilets and much more are dependent on the overall health of your home’s plumbing. We’ve all experienced a slow leak but probably didn’t realize just how much water (and money) we were actually wasting. Check out these five plumbing problems you should never ignore.
At first a leaky faucet might not seem like a big problem. It’s hard to imagine one drop of water every few seconds being especially wasteful, but you may be surprised to learn that approximately 10% of homes in the U.S. have leaks that waste 90 or more gallons of water per day. Having that leak fixed can also save you about 10% on your water bill. If you think of every drop as throwing money down the drain you are more likely to be motivated to call Bonney Plumbing right away.
Shower/Tub Draining Slowly
A slow draining shower/bathtub is likely the result of a clogged drain. This problem can continue to worsen the longer you avoid having it fixed. If you don’t address the drain issue in a timely manner, the ultimate solution to effectively address the problem may end up costing more than it would have if you had called a plumber right after you noticed water was taking longer than normal to drain. Avoid the temptation to pour drain cleaner down your drains yourself as this often causes structural damage to the drain and pipes.
A running toilet may seem like a mere annoyance, but it’s actually costing you lots of money and wasting hundreds of gallons of water. In fact, a running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water every day! Each day you put off having it fixed is another day you are literally flushing money down the toilet.
Low Water Pressure
A common issue in older homes, low water pressure can often mean there is a hidden leak somewhere in your home. It could be as simple as getting a new showerhead, but having the experts at Bonney Plumbing check things out is always the best course of action. If your water pressure problems are due to a leak, and you can’t readily identify the leak, there’s a potential that water is leaking below your home or behind a wall, which can lead to all kinds of other potentially very expensive damage.
Hard Water Buildup
If you have spots on your dishes or soap scum on your shower doors, chances are you have hard water. This means your water contains significant amounts of calcium, magnesium or other naturally occurring minerals. There are products available to soften your water, and Bonney Plumbing can help you determine the best course of action to fight hard water.
Reliable Plumbers in Sacramento
Bonney Plumbing is Sacramento’s premier five-star plumbing service. Our reliable, experienced and certified plumbers charge by the job to ensure you always know the exact cost of the work to be performed before we get started. Bonney Plumbing handles all of your plumbing needs, including:
- Water Heaters
- Faucets and Sinks
- Showers and Tubs
- Water Systems
- Emergency Plumbing
- And Much More
Contact us today or call 800-444-0551 for a free plumbing estimate.