Roto-Rooter Plumbing Repair Made Simple
As the years go by, living in a house will come with plenty of responsibility. From the cleaning, fixing, and maintaining that demands your time and attention, it will be easy to overlook areas of your home that really need to be inspected. Many homeowners easily forget about their plumbing until it is too late and the problem is way out of hand. If you are looking for plumbing repair in Baltimore, Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service has service and product solutions for just about anything you need. Our service technicians are also extremely skilled and knowledgeable about many different areas of residential and commercial plumbing, making them an especially helpful resource during an emergency. Consider the following information so that you can take better care of your home plumbing today.
- Do you have leaky faucets? Don't ignore them. It turns out that while leaks are extremely common, they are also really easy to fix. If you let your drippy faucets fly under the radar for too long, the seeping water can erode a faucet head beyond repair. If this happens, it will be much more expensive to fix. On top of that, the wasted water can add up to quite a bit of money on your utility bill each month. With that said, let's get started on fixing the problem. To start, look underneath the sink and turn the valves for the hot and cold water to the off position. This will shut off all water going to the faucet. Next, use the wrench to loosen the nut that is holding the faucet head in place. Now, take a look inside at the faucet head. Inside you should be able to see a washer. This sealant washer is the seal that controls water flow. As it starts to erode and get warped, it cannot completely hold water back and allows some to seep through. Replacing this washer is simple to do and will fix the problem. After this is done, tighten the nut for the faucet head back into place.
- Frozen pipes hit houses all over the country every year and are extremely expensive to fix. The flooding that results is also very problematic as well. When temperatures drop, water inside the pipe starts to expand and push on trapped air pockets. As the pressure rises, the air eventually bursts through the pipe wall and forms cracks or shatters the pipe altogether. To keep this from happening, boost the amount of insulation in your walls and wrap exposed pipes with specially made insulation. The best time to do this is during warm weather months.
For more information about plumbing repair in Baltimore, give us a call today.