Plumbing problems are usually caused by environmental factors in and around the home. This means that homes across the country may have different challenges in keeping their plumbing running smoothly and at its best. So, what are the most common home plumbing problems in Dayton Ohio?
1. Low pressure
Ohio can get really cold. With an average temperature of 17 degrees and temperatures that consistently dip below freezing, your plumbing can be put under a lot of stress during the coldest months of the year. This can happen even when you take all the necessary precautions like letting faucets drip or protecting exposed pipes on the exterior of your home.
Cold temperature can cause pipes to freeze or crack, leading to leaks and drastic decreases in water pressure. If you begin to notice a decrease in water temperature, it might be an early sign that your pipes were damaged either from the cold weather, or other factors.
2. Lack of hot water
Another issue many residents in Ohio face with plumbing is an inconsistent supply of hot water. You’re water heater only has a limited reserve of hot water at any given time, and if you continuously use it, you might run out before it has a chance to heat more. Depending on recent weather, the condition of your water heater, or the integrity of its parts, a lack of hot water can be caused by many things.
Assuming there isn’t anything wrong with your water heater, an easy way to avoid running out of hot water is to limit your usage. Take shorter showers and try not to leave water running if you can help it. If there is something wrong with your water heater, consider the age of your equipment, recent repairs you’ve made, and if it may be time to upgrade or have a professional plumbing inspection.
3. Clogged drains and toilets
Ohio residents are also likely to experience clogged drains and toilets. This can be caused by trying to flush too much at one time, adding insoluble things into your drain, or stresses from cold weather on your pipes. If you experience clogging in the middle of a cold bout of weather, then the freezing temperature may be a likely cause of your clog.
Although there are a few home remedies for clearing clogs from pipes, if it was caused by cold weather, then you will need to have a professional plumbing inspection. DIY plumbing can lead to expensive mistakes and is really dangerous if you aren’t sure about what you are doing.
Call Ernst Homes Inspections to check out your home plumbing problems
Ernst home inspections can send experts to your home to quickly diagnose the cause of your plumbing issues. Don’t wait to call until your home plumbing problems get worse. It’s a good idea to do plumbing inspections in preparation for bad weather because it can save you a lot of time and money down the road.
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