What are the top reasons to contact a plumber? Take a look at what you need to know about garage disposal repair, water heater replacement, and the other culprits behind a call to the plumbing contractor.
Garbage Disposal Services
Is your garbage disposal on the fritz? Whether it won't turn on, backs up, or makes loud noises, this kitchen appliance needs professional help. If you're tempted to try a do-it-yourself fix, think again — even if you think the repair is simple enough to complete without assistance.
Some disposal problems are potential hazards. Between the sharp blades and the electrical connections, failure to handle the appliance correctly can result in a serious injury. A plumber has the experience and expertise to accurately diagnose the issue and repair the problem safely.
Water Heater Services
Have your showers gone from steaming hot to barely lukewarm? Water that won't heat, a noticeable leak, and age are all reasons to schedule a water heater replacement.
Like garbage disposals, water heaters also require professional service from a qualified plumber. The plumber will evaluate the issue and recommend either a repair or replacement. If the plumber feels a repair won't completely stop the problem, they can discuss options. Conventional tank-style water heaters are economical appliances that typically come with lower upfront costs.
Some homeowners prefer a tankless style water heater. This option has a higher purchase price in comparison to traditional style heaters. But you may save more over time with a tankless appliance. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average American household spends $400 to $600 annually on water heating-related costs. The energy savings of a tankless model could put your home at the lower end of this range.
Leak Repair Services
Do you hear a drip in the shower, see water on a wall, or have excessively high water bills? A leak can cost you in unnecessary utility expenses and may damage your floors, ceilings, walls, or furniture. If you suspect your home has a water leak, you need to call a plumber as soon as possible. The longer you wait to get professional help, the more money you'll spend on high water bills and damage repairs.
While you can use towels or tape to slow a leak as you wait for the plumber, these DIY options aren't permanent fixes. The plumber will find the precise source of the leak, recommend a repair, and replace worn pipes or parts of your home's system.