Plumbing problems in older homes occur as a result of wear and tear. Sometimes neglect can be an issue but in Las Vegas, hard water causes most of the damage. Installing a water softener and water filtration systems can prolong the life of residential plumbing.
However, even with proper precautions, plumbing problems can occur. Here’s a short list of some of the most common problems we see:
When faucets leak, there can several causes. A broken or faulty cartridge inside the handle and a faulty aerator are most common. Changing the cartridge and/or aerator can be a fairly easy process unless there is lime scale build up. A regular cleaning of these components can reduce build up and make it easier to replace when they fail.
At times plumbing leaks can be a sign of something more serious. If you attempted to trouble shoot and nothing worked, call an experienced plumber.
A clogged drain has many causes depending o its location in the house. A bathroom sink usually gets clogged by bathroom and beauty products along with hair. In the kitchen, drains are clogged with fruit, vegetables and food items. A regular review of your home will reveal small clogs before they become a real issue.
Using drain cleaner over prolonged period of time is not recommended. The chemicals in the cleaners can cause heat in the pipes and weaken them over time. Finding environmentally friendly rememdies is recommended.
With a Superior Plumbing & Drain VIP Maintenance Plan, regular services are performed to keep plumbing components running smoothly. In addition, we also perform regular HVAC inspections while in your home. It’s a level of service to give each customer peace of mind.
For questions about our VIP Maintenance Memberships or to schedule an appointment, call Plumbing & Drain at (702) 478-9643 today.