Discovering that your water heater has broken down is not a good feeling. It means no hot water for that shower or keeping your home warm. You need a reliable plumber straight away. But how do you go about finding one in Vancouver, WA? If your water heater has broken down over the weekend or on holidays, not every plumbing company is available to help.
You could go on your mobile and type in “Plumber in Vancouver, WA“, but who do you select from the many results returned. The next step is to use a trusted review site, you want a company with many five-star reviews and comes highly recommended. At the top of the list in Vancouver should be Pilot Plumbing.
Pilot Plumbing has been operating with its amazing plumbers for over 15 years and in that time has built up a hard-earned reputation for quality work at very affordable prices. We have a highly experienced team ready 24/7, at weekends, or on holidays. If you need an emergency plumber, then give the team at Pilot Plumbing a call, and we will react quickly to your situation.
Have Your Plumbing System Regularly Checked
We at Pilot Plumbing suggest that you have your plumbing system regularly checked. Did you know that the average cost of a water heater repair can reach very high figures? You can see it makes sense to have it regularly checked.
A water heater that is routinely serviced will have a longer working life and will be less likely to break down and need an expensive repair. This will give you peace of mind during those long cold winter months. The water heater will also run more efficiently and save you money in reduced energy bills.
There are some warning signs that you should be on the lookout for to avoid the need for an emergency plumber.
Do you smell mold or mildew? Has a pipe burst, or is water gushing from your ceiling? This is a clear sign that you need an emergency plumber. But not all leaks are as easy to spot as an unexpected rain shower.
Much of the pipework is located behind walls and under floorboards and is out of sight. A small leak may go undetected for a long time. Very often the first sign of a leak is the smell of mold coming from under the sink cabinet or from under carpets. If you suspect that you have a leak turn off all the water devices in your home and check the water meter. If the numbers increase, there is a leak somewhere.
We have been called out many to repair a customer’s attempts at fixing a leak or dripping tap. Unless you are an experienced do-it-yourselfer, we advise you to call an expert plumber from Pilot Plumbing. There is no shame in admitting that you do not have the skill set to do these repairs, remember that a small leak is cheaper to fix than a flooded home!
You Have Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure has many causes, but the most common is a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. A build-up of clogs in your pipework can also be a cause of low water pressure, as can a faulty hot water shut-off valve in your water heater. You need an experienced plumber from Pilot Plumbing to quickly determine the right cause and location of the problem. If a leak is a cause, then the quicker it is found the less water damage will be done to your home.
Have You Noticed Pools of Water Forming Around Your Home?
Most of our homes are built on a concrete foundation or slab. Many of the water and sewer lines run under or even through the concrete. If these lines are damaged, you could have a slab leak starting to form. There are several signs of a slab leak and include:
- Large, unexpected water bills.
- Pools of water forming around your home.
- Your lawn is green and damp even it has not rained.
- The concrete floor is warm.
- The concrete floor is damp
- First floor carpets are damp and smell of mold.
Larger than expected water bills are often a sure sign of a substantial leak but, there are other indicators that point towards a slab leak. These slab leaks may have been running for some time and will be causing considerable damage to your home’s foundation. If you believe that you have a slab leak, then you should call Pilot Plumbing at once. The longer you ignore a slab leak the greater the damage done.
Slowly Draining Sinks or Bathtubs
Have you noticed that it is taking longer and longer for your sink to drain? It is probably due to a clog forming in your pipework. The best way to avoid a clog is to stop pouring warm grease, food, coffee grinds, and other materials down the sink. The grease will stick to the inside of your pipes as it cools, and the other material will stick to the grease.
Left untreated the clog will continue to grow restricting the flow of water through the pipes until it is completely blocked. Pouring a harsh drain cleaner down the sink may remove smaller clogs.
But if they keep reoccurring, we at Pilot Plumbing advise that you book one of our professional drain cleaning services. We would also advise that you stop pouring chemicals down the sink as overuse may corrode older pipework and joints and cause future problems.
Pilot Plumbing of Vancouver, WA
Water is a powerful force and if left for any period will cause a lot of damage. Water damage will often leave a mess to clean up, and your home may need a long time to dry out and be repaired. Treasured belongings that have taken a lifetime to collect up may be destroyed. You can avoid this distress by being on alert to any signs of problems and take simple steps to avoid them happening in the first place.
Whatever your plumbing needs, Pilot Plumbing is on hand to send a highly trained plumber out to you as soon as we can possibly schedule an appointment.