Like any system in your home, your plumbing can get worn down over time. When you see serious signs of wear and tear, it’s important to call us as soon as you can. Even the smallest of leaks can result in higher water bills, to say nothing about a burst pipe. By calling Gold Star to help with plumbing repair in your Hicksville home, you can save money and avoid serious water damage.
Here are six signs that you should call for professional plumbing repair in your Hicksville home:
Increased water usage
Are your water bills increasing even though you haven’t changed your water usage habits? The problem isn’t you; it might be a plumbing leak on your property. You might be able to find and fix the leak yourself, but the leak may be coming from an underground pipe. If that’s the case, call us and we can have a professional plumber help you find it.
Leaking is an obvious problem, but it’s still worth mentioning. Leaking water can increase your water bills and cause water damage to your home. Some of the damage possible includes mold and mildew, warped wood, and stains on your ceiling and walls. It’s possible to fix leaks yourself, but some might require professional assistance.
Low water pressure
Is your sink’s faucet letting out more of a trickle instead of a torrent? That might be because your plumbing has a damaged pipe. Piping is normally watertight and only provides one path for water: straight to your plumbing fixtures. However, cracks can allow water to escape the network of pipes, dropping your water pressure.
If water is taking forever to down the drain, you likely have a plumbing issue. This problem can usually be fixed with some drain cleaning. However, if a drain cleaning doesn’t fix it, we might have to go deeper into your home’s sewer pipes. Some possible sewer problems include tree roots in the pipe, cracks, and foreign objects.
Toilet constantly running
When you flush a toilet, it starts running as water from the tank refills the bowl. However, if it doesn’t stop running, you might need to go into the tank and jiggle the flapper valve. You can recognize it as the one attached to a chain connected to the toilet’s handle. If that doesn’t work, a professional can help you figure out what needs replacing.
If you live in an older home, there’s a chance you’re using pipes made from outdated materials. Galvanized pipes, for instance, are silver, magnetic pipes that rust and corrode quicker than more modern types of pipes. Also, local building codes often require these pipes to be replaced with more modern ones before the home can be sold. Meanwhile, lead pipes are grey, less shiny, and soft enough to mark when scraped with a screwdriver. Lead is toxic to consume, and pipes made from it should be replaced as soon as possible.
What makes Gold Star one of the area’s most trusted home service companies?
Gold Star Service has been providing the Long Island area with high-quality home service work since 2010. We have a dedicated team of professionals who will offer exceptional customer service that makes a customer’s home service needs the number-one priority. Our various services are making the lives of our customers more comfortable and convenient, and it’s all thanks to our trained, licensed professionals.
But we are not ready to give ourselves all the credit. Our hard work would not be possible without our loyal customers who make Gold Star Service their number-one choice for home service. It’s their business that pushes us to offer better service and take the extra steps in ensuring their 100% satisfaction. Gold Star Service has offered high-quality since the beginning, and we always make sure to deliver the best. Call us today to schedule your plumbing appointment!