You probably rarely think about the state of your bathroom plumbing until you notice a problem. And even then, many people feel that it’s okay to neglect repairs until the problem becomes serious. A faucet that leaks, a showerhead with poor water pressure, or a running or leaky toilet may seem like a minor issue when you have little time to call a plumber for the time being.
But the people at Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are here to tell you that any plumbing repair need should be treated as urgent. You should call and schedule repairs as soon as you notice trouble in order to keep the problem from getting any worse. The following guide lists some of the most common problems with bathroom plumbing systems in Hendersonville.
Leaky faucets aren’t much of an obvious inconvenience in most cases, especially when there are several other faucets in the home that you can use. But you should keep in mind that a leaky faucet can potentially cost you a lot more in utilities, not to mention the impact of your extra water usage on the environment. A small leak that drips at a rate of one drop per second wastes 5 gallons of water a day and over 2,000 gallons a year. And if several homeowners across the county have a similar leak, the effect on our natural resources can be huge.
Poor Water Pressure
Low water pressure is an inconvenience when you need a relaxing shower after a long day. But it can also indicate a major problem in your plumbing system. Often, low water pressure points to a leak that keeps water from reaching your showerhead. It may also be due to scale buildup that restricts the flow of water. Most plumbers will recommend a water softener to keep the issue from worsening since mineral buildup can ruin the pipes, and it may require replacing your entire plumbing system.
A leaky or running toilet also requires immediate repairs. A running toilet can use a lot of water and may overflow in some cases. A leaky toilet may not be too much of a big deal, unless there are cracks in the tank or bowl, in which case replacement is necessary.