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Residential Plumbing Needs You May Not Even Think About

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When it comes to taking care of your home's plumbing needs, you may not even think about some of the more major residential plumbing needs your home has. For example, home plumbing often includes your water heater and other appliances.

Here are some residential plumbing needs you may not even think about. These plumbing needs may be urgent or just need to be taken care of on a maintenance level, but either way, it's important to know of them.

Your washer hose needs to be replaced

Did you know both your washing machine and dryer have hoses attached to them? In the case of your washer, the hose is intended to provide and remove water from the machine as you wash and rinse your laundered items. You should have the washer hose replaced periodically or at least inspected when you have your other plumbing needs taken care of.

Your drains need professionally cleaned

The drains in your plumbing system should always be working well but if your toilet is constantly overflowing or your sinks aren't draining well, then it's time to call your home plumbing specialist so they can care of your plumbing needs. Your home's drainage system not working well could mean septic issues or just old pipe issues, and the sooner you address these problems, the better.

Your water heater needs to be drained or replaced

If your water heater is putting out colored water or the water smells like eggs, then it's time to have the unit cleaned and drained or replaced entirely. The best way to tell if you have a water heater issue is to check the type of water problem you have. If the water problem is just your hot water, then the water heater is to blame. Your plumber may even be able to replace your unit and remove your current one, or they can recommend a specialist to do this work for you.

Your outdoor water spigots are leaking

The water spigots attached to your home or loose in your yard are attached to your home's residential plumbing system. If they are leaking, they may be contributing to water waste and you're paying for several gallons of water being lost every day. Your residential plumbing specialist will know how to turn off your home's main water line (and may have to also have the city turn off a main line as well) so they can access your spigots and get them back to regular working condition again.

For more information on residential plumbing, contact a professional near you.