A-Rated Northern Virginia Plumbing Services
There are a handful of minor plumbing tasks that some homeowners may choose to tackle alone, but most plumbing problems require the help of a pro. If you don’t have the proper tools or know-how, something as simple as fixing a leaky faucet can turn into a costly repair.
Luckily, there are a few quick steps you can take on your own to catch problems before they turn into emergencies:
• Watch for rust on pipes—rust is a sign of corrosion, which can cause leaks
• If you notice especially low water pressure, clean faucets and showerheads to remove sediment
• Take note of any drains that are chronically slow or that clog repeatedly
• Repair any cracked or loose tiles or missing grout and caulking as quickly as possible to avoid hidden leaks and damage
Plumbing problems do not go away on their own, nor do they improve with time. Keep an eye on anything out of the ordinary, and contact a Best Pick plumber with your concerns.
Common Plumbing Problems
Drain clogs are among the most frequently occurring plumbing problems. In many cases, you’ll be able to clear the clog with a plunger or an auger, but if the drain continues to clog, call a plumber. There may be a blockage farther down the pipe—possibly into the main drain system—and you’ll need a professional to diagnose and fix the problem.
Leaks can cause tremendous damage if they aren’t repaired in a timely manner. Ask a plumber to investigate damaged tiles, corroded pipes, and ceilings with damp and discolored spots.
Frozen pipes are of particular concern in Northern Virginia because of the region’s cold winters. Be especially mindful of pipes that run along exterior walls or through uninsulated spaces. If your pipes do freeze, warm them slowly with hot towels or a hair dryer on a warm setting; if your frozen pipes have burst, call a plumber immediately.
Eco-Friendly Plumbing Upgrades
Energy- and water-conserving plumbing fixtures are good for the environment and your budget. There’s no need to worry that your new low-flow showerhead is going to make your morning shower any less invigorating. Today’s water-conserving fixtures are so well designed that you probably won’t notice a difference in water pressure. For the most efficient fixtures, look for the ENERGY STAR label.
Tankless water heaters heat water on demand, so you won’t run out of hot water or pay for hot water that you don’t use. If you’re remodeling or updating your home, a tankless water heater is a fantastic green upgrade.
Solar technology has made its way into the plumbing industry as a way for homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint and transition to alternative energy sources. Solar water heaters use the sun’s energy instead of electricity or natural gas to heat water for household use.
Top-Rated, Guaranteed Plumbing Services
Plumbing work can be costly, and that’s all the more reason to make sure that it’s done right the first time. When you hire a Best Pick plumber, you’ll get experience, professionalism, and a job done well. We’re so confident in our Best Picks that we back them with our Best Pick Guarantee.
Complete the free Best Pick Guarantee sign-up on our website, contact a plumber using their Best Pick phone number, and we’ll make sure that your experience is second to none.