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It’s important to have an experienced plumber by your side to handle any problems that come up. At James Caccia Plumbing, we can help you with all of the complications that may arise. However, it’s important to know what the warning signs are for these common problems and how to prevent them. Calling for service in a timely manner will help you avoid costly repairs down the road, and it ensures that your plumbing system is kept in top condition. We’re an experienced plumbing company offering a full range of services. Whether you’re ready to switch to a tankless water heater or just want to have a clogged drain fixed, we’re happy to help you. Take a look at what your neighbors are saying in our customer reviews.
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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?
On average, traditional water heater tanks last 12 to 15 years. If your tank is more than 10 years old, you should watch it closely for signs of failure. Most tanks will give you some warning that they’re nearing the end of their life. Having the tank replaced before it goes out completely will ensure that you don’t have to deal with any cold showers. Warning signs include:
- Water that’s failing to heat up to the desired level.
- Running out of hot water faster than usual.
- Discolorations in water.
- Strange noises emanating from the tank.
- Slow leaks around the tank.
What are Some Typical Signs of Pipe Leaks?
Some pipe leaks are readily visible. There will be standing water where it doesn’t belong, or you’ll see a steady stream of water in the vicinity. However, other signs of water leaks aren’t as obvious. These are the signs of a hidden leak, so you should watch for them diligently and call for service as soon as possible. These include:
- Unusually high water bills.
- The sound of running water when all faucets are turned off.
- Floors are wet, spongy or discolored even though nothing has been spilled.
- Foul odors without any apparent cause.
- Foundation crack signs.
What is the Best Way to Prevent Drain Buildup?
Clogged drains are a major hassle, and we’re happy to clean the problem out for you. However, the best way to avoid the problem is to take care of your drains. The clogs and buildup come from putting things down the drains that are unable to move through the lines quickly. Examples include cooking grease, garbage, large amounts of food, cardboard, and coffee grounds. In addition to being careful about what goes down the drains, you can also prevent things from accidentally going down with the water by using drain screens. Run the hot water through your kitchen sink after you use it. If the water starts to drain slowly, you can try to clear it using a plunger. Never use chemicals available at the local store as they can actually damage your drains. If plunging doesn’t work, we’re happy to take care of the problem for you.
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