Home Plumbing Problems and Repairs

Many busy homeowners are on a budget which means that often plumbing issues are ignored until they become emergency situations.

Call a plumber (υδραυλικός Αθήνα) before these seemingly minor issues become a larger issue that can cause serious damage and disrupt your daily routine. If you are unsure of when you last thought about your plumbing system then now might be a good time to take a mental tour of your home.

Here are some of the most commonly delayed and ignored plumbing problems and repairs.

Garbage Disposals

There may be signs that your garbage disposal may be broken or jammed and if ignored for too long can cause great disruption and harm to your property. Here are some signs that your disposal may be struggling:

  • The motor hums but disposal does not grind up.
  • The disposal’s grinding is louder than usual.
  • The disposal runs, but shuts off before you turn it off.
  • There are leaks below the disposal.
  • There is standing water in the sink.

With these symptoms in mind, there are steps you can take to prevent clogs or other disposal breakdowns.

  • Do not dispose of potato peels, eggshells, or coffee grounds in the disposal as these foods tend to turn into a sticky sludge that can clog your pipes.
  • Maintain and freshen your disposal by grinding lemon peel and ice cubes.
  • Treat your disposal with a monthly treatment of vinegar and baking soda to remove natural build up and bacteria.

Well and Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are a special piece of equipment designed to re-route water away from your home in order to protect your basement or crawl space.

Main sump pumps are often wired into your residential electrical system or plugged into a wall outlet. Usually they are equipped with a back up battery to ensure that the pump works even during severe storms or power outages.

Types of Sump Pumps

There are a number of different sump pumps available for consumers from pedestal to submersible models. Pedestal sump pumps are mounted above the sump pit and provide convenient access for servicing and testing. Submersible sump pumps sit in sump pits and are essentially out of sight.

These pumps reroute the water to a sump pit that  typically sits about two or more feet below ground or the lowest point. This pit acts as a catch basin for the excess water prior to pumping.

Professional plumbers are prepared to help you identify plumbing problems before they cause real damage and are available 24/7 for any plumbing emergencies you have. Give them a call today!


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