If you take good care of your plumbing system, it will take good care of you. However, a lack of maintenance or ignoring needed repairs can often cause plumbing problems to balloon into much larger, more expensive issues. A simple plumbing repair can often return your plumbing system to new-like conditions. Unfortunately, many homeowners wait until it’s too late to call a plumber.
If you’re noticing issues with your Highwood, IL home’s plumbing system – such as low water pressure, leaky faucets or running toilets – contact the licensed plumbers at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric today.
Some of the most common plumbing repairs Ravinia Plumbing makes include:
Shower, tub, sinks and toilet drains can become slow because of clogs caused by soap, hair, grease or a number of other items. If left untreated, drains can completely stop releasing water. Pouring harsh chemicals down drains can often make the clog even worse. A licensed plumber can perform sewer rotting where they use a tool to cut through the blockage.
Drip, drip, drip. The constant dripping of a kitchen or bathroom faucet is enough to drive almost anyone mad. A leaky faucet that drips once per second can waste as much as 3,000 gallons of water per year. A worn or damaged washer or cartridge inside the faucet is usually the culprit and is an easy plumbing repair to make.
Clogs in your pipes, even relatively minor ones, can increase the water pressure, causing damage to your pipes and creating leaks. If you notice a puddle on the floor under a pipe, contact a plumber.
Burst pipes, on the other hand, are far more serious, as they can cause significant water damage to your Highwood, IL home. Burst pipes occur when they’re improperly insulated and exposed to below-freezing temperatures. If your pipes vibrate when you turn on a faucet, it could be a sign they’re deteriorating or the pipe fittings have loosened, and you should contact a plumber to inspect them.
Low water pressure from your faucets and showerheads is annoying and inconvenient. Low water pressure often occurs because of clogged pipes or perhaps even a leak in the pipe.
You rely on your water heater daily to take showers, cook and clean. So when issues develop, it’s a big inconvenience. Common water heater repairs include a faulty thermostat, thermocouple or pilot light. If your water heater is older and develops leaks, it might be time to consider replacing the unit with a newer model. Water heaters will, on average, last between 10-15 years.
A running toilet isn’t only an annoying sound to hear, but it can also waste an incredible amount of water, leading to significantly higher water bills. In many cases, fixing a running toilet is a DIY job that may involve replacing the fill valve, flapper or flush valve. If you’re struggling to make the repair yourself, though, contact a licensed plumber. An overflowing toilet, meanwhile, is a plumbing emergency. It can be caused by a serious clog in the toilet or the pipe leading to the sewer line. If your toilet is overflowing, turn off the water line to the toilet, and contact a professional.
If your garbage disposal is humming, leaking water from the bottom, not turning on or not draining, a repair is in order. Most of these issues are relatively easy to repair; however, garbage disposals tend to break down from heavy use after about 10 years and may need to be replaced.
A clogged or even slow sewer line can allow sewage to back up into tubs, floor drains and toilets. Ravinia Plumbing’s sewer line repair services can fix this issue. We can perform a sewer camera inspection to pinpoint the problem, sewer rodding and sewer excavation.
Other Plumbing Services Ravinia Plumbing Offers in Highwood, ILThe licensed plumbers at Ravinia Plumbing can also repair or replace:
For a low monthly price of $9, you can join Ravinia Plumbing’s Home Care Club (HCC) and enjoy a wide range of benefits, including:
Don’t let a plumbing repair cause your life to turn upside down. Contact the professional plumbers at Ravinia Plumbing today to schedule service for plumbing maintenance, repair or installation in Highwood, IL.
“The service technician who comes to the house is always very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I appreciate that the same technician comes to our home for our semi-annual maintenance checks.”
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