Plumbing is one of the most essential parts of your house’s structure.  It provides an essential water supply, drains away wastewater, and helps with daily house chores. Which is why, a significant amount of time and money is spent on its installation and maintenance. However, sometimes the plumbing fails to function properly which may result in slow drainage, waste of water, spiking water bills, and gurgling sounds throughout the house. If you’re faced with any of the above inconveniences, it may be best to contact a professional plumber.
A professional plumber will have the right amount of experience to inspect your plumbing, detect the problem, and come up with a suitable solution. However, before you make the call, you may wish to become more familiar with the signs your toilet requires a professional to help.
Here are 7 signs for homeowners in Orange County, CA that signal it may be time to contact a plumber.
1. Slow Drainage 
Does your shower fill with water that’s supposed to drain? Or maybe your kitchen sink takes a long time to drain? If so, there may be a problem with your drainage. There are several factors that lead to slow drainage, but it’s mostly due to something that is clogging your drainage pipes.  Normally, drains are clogged due to tissue paper, small pieces of food or heavy soapy water that flows down the drain. If the clogging is severe, many DIY tips tend to fail. This is where a professional plumber can be a game changer. Professionals use an instrument known as the auger to get rid of drain clogs. This sophisticated tool is far more effective than your everyday metal wire, which some might try to use to unclog drains.
2. Slow Pressure of Water 
If it takes more than 20 minutes to get that shampoo out of your head, it’s likely due to the slow pressure of water. If the slow water pressure is causing you to take longer shower to rinse off properly, then it’s no surprise that your water bill is going to spike.
If this happens, then it usually means that there is a minor clog in your faucet’s aerator. These clogs keep water from flowing or draining away quickly, even if the handle is turned to its full capacity. If you’re thinking of taking care of the clog yourself, just know that you might accidentally cause some severe damage to the inside of your water faucet. It is better to leave this dirty job to a professional.  
3. Gurgling Water 
There may be times that your toilet starts to gurgle when you turn on the water faucet or take a shower. When one of your drains gets clogged, you should try to seek help from a professional. Gurgling usually happens when your drainage is not receiving the adequate supply of air. The harder it works, the higher the likelihood of a water leak in your homes. It is better to turn the water supply off, and call a plumber before the problem worsens.
4. Unavailability of Water
Few things peak high on the list of frustrations for homeowners. Turning on the water faucet and getting no water is probably on top of the list.   There may be multiple reasons why you’re stuck without water. It could be due to a leakage or a blockage, somewhere in the water lines. Unfortunately, it’s often difficult to figure out what’s wrong with your plumbing, since most of it is hidden behind the walls. However, using the right diagnostic tools, a plumber can tell you why you are deprived of your fair share of water supply.
5. Water Remains Cold
Another frustrating part of homeownership can be the lack of warm or hot water during the colder months. Whether it’s bathing or cooking, hot water is a convenience we can sometimes take for granted until it’s gone.   Water can remain cold because of a faulty water heater. Sometimes the water heater is completely defective, and other times it may just need   minor maintenance. A professional, like an HVAC technician can help you get to the bottom of your hot water shortage.
6. Burst Pipes
During winter or cold months, water inside the pipes tends to freeze, thus causing the pipes to burst. If left untreated, broken or burst water pipes can result in severe water damage. it is often beyond the expertise of an average homeowner to pinpoint which pipe has burst, but a plumber can easily diagnose the issue. They can quickly figure out whether a pipe has burst behind your wall, in your yard or in your home’s foundation. A professional can alleviate the issue in a timely manner, thus saving you from costly repairs, and protecting your house from water damage.
7. Remodeling and Renovation
Whether you are remodeling your house or renovating it completely, you’ll likely need to install electrical appliances like refrigerators, washing machines and water heaters. And you’ll be tempted to save extra money. However, as far as installation of water-bearing appliances is concerned, it is best to seek help from a professional plumber., instead of trying to install them yourself. This type of installation is a far more complicated process than you may think. Furthermore, it involves the integration of supply lines, drains and other components in your home’s plumbing system. Which most homeowners know very little about. By assigning this task to a professional, you’ll be able to confidently use these appliances safely and without hassle, after the work is done.
If your plumbing is giving you any trouble, contact the best plumbers around – Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of Orange County, CA has a team of experienced professionals ready to tackle any job, any size.
We are dedicated to helping you uncover any trouble and eliminate the problem. We’ll happily resolve your plumbing needs quickly and effectively at the best prices.  To learn more, visit our website or call us at 949-543-1087.
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