3 Most Common Plumbing Issues

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Have you found the water bill of your Brownfield, Texas, home has unexpectedly risen? It’s possible you may have plumbing issues that need to be fixed right away. There are many common plumbing problems that could cause your water bill to rise or that could result in water leaks. Whatever the cause, the issue should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid costly water damage and emergency repairs to your appliances.

Old or Leaking Water Heater

If you see signs of water damage around your water heater or see puddles of water, call a plumber as soon as possible. But remember, there could be issues with your water heater that may require a replacement instead of a simple repair. When you’re making the repair/replace decision, first consider the age of the water heater. If it’s more than 10 years old, it may be time to replace it. Another common reason for replacing the water heater is finding rusty water coming out of it, which means the inside of the tank is rusting and may begin to leak soon. Have one of our technicians come out to inspect your water heater; after all, you don’t want it broken once the temperatures drop or when you have guests visiting.

Leaky Outside Faucets

Another common plumbing issue you may experience is leaky outside faucets. As faucets age, rust can take a toll on the threads, causing the faucet to leak. Check all your outside faucets and pipes, and upgrade plumbing parts that show signs of corrosion. In addition, consider covering them during the winter to protect against colder temperatures.

Appliances That Leak

You may not realize it, but there could be leaks with any of your appliances that use water, such as your dishwasher, garbage disposal, washing machine, and the ice maker on your refrigerator. If you notice water around any of these appliances, call us immediately so we can replace any faulty parts and stop the leaks.

Plumbing issues can be costly in terms of both high water bills and damaged appliances. If you need emergency repairs to stop a leak, call Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning today at 806-589-1014.

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