Dirty or clogged drains can wreak all sorts of havoc with your plumbing system. In many cases, you might be able to use some DIY plumbing techniques to remove them, but once the clog has lodged itself firmly in your drain, you’re going to have to call Ridgeway Plumbing to sort it out for you.
However, before you can fix the issue, you need to be able to diagnose it properly. The wrong fix can actually cause more trouble than you had to deal with in the first place.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common plumbing issues that require immediate attention:
#1 Blocked Drains
If your drains drain slower than they should, you need to have it sorted out quickly. Leaving blocked drains for too long can result in major clogs or even mainline sewer backups that can result in a flooded basement.
#2 Fixture Issues
Blockages and poor water pressure can cause complications with your water-using appliances and fixtures. Each fixture requires a certain amount of water pressure to function properly. Unless your drains are in perfect condition and your home’s water pressure is sufficient, you should not install any new fixtures.
Expert Tip: Call your Atlanta plumbing experts to inspect your plumbing system and ensure that it can handle the required pressure of additional plumbing installations.
#3 Faulty Pipes
Faulty pipes can result in a number of problems, especially in older homes that still have galvanized pipes. Issues are prevalent in homes with corroded, or leaking pipes, or plumbing systems that are damaged by roots in pipes. Pipe replacement is advised, however, it is important that you understand your options thoroughly:
- Galvanized steel pipes were commonly used in the old days, however, it is now commonly known that they are susceptible to mineral deposits and corrosion.
- Plastic pipe is flexible and easy to work with, compared to metal pipes.
- PVC pipes are preferred by many plumbers, but it can only be used for cold water, and you should use the right type of PVC pipe for drinking water.
- ABS pipes are commonly used in the bathroom for waste removal and can be connected to most metal pipes.
- CPVC is a great substitute for copper in hot water pipes.
- PEX is the most versatile, as it can be used for both hot and cold, and offers a great alternative to copper.
Be sure to speak to your Atlanta plumber about pipe repair or replacement options. You now no longer need to pay a fortune just to have your garden dug up, or a trench through your driveway. Ridgeway Mechanical offers trenchless pipe repair and cured-in-place piping, which requires no trenches. Imagine the joys of a brand new plumbing system without all the dirty work it usually involves!
Adequate water flow is the key aspect of any well-functioning water system. This is particularly important when you’re hoping to do renovations that will involve plumbing work. Your drains need to be in excellent condition when you’re going to install new plumbing fixtures in your bathroom or kitchen, and your supply pipes should be clear, leak-free, corrosion-free and securely placed.
Whether you have any of the issues with your fixtures, or if you have noticed the signs of blocked drains or poor water supply, speak to an expert Atlanta plumber today. A professional from Ridgeway Mechanical can help you solve your issues in no time.