Ontario, New York
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Ontario, NY 14519
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3 Signs It’s Time for Plumbing Repair Work June 13, 2018

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3 Signs It’s Time for Plumbing Repair Work, Ontario, New York

Diligent homeowners learn to become alert to their home’s condition — even down to easy-to-miss plumbing changes. That attention to detail is rewarded with fast repairs that can extend the lifespan of your house and all its functions. Here is a breakdown of the signs your plumbing may need professional attention.

A Guide to Common Plumbing Problems

1. Slow Drains

plumbingIf your sink or bathtub is taking longer to drain than usual, you likely have a clog. First, see if there’s an obvious obstruction — like hair — in the tub; otherwise, avoid pouring store-bought chemical cleaner down the drain — it may harm your pipes. It’s better to call a plumbing expert to remove the blockage with a plumber’s snake. 

2. High Bills

Another sign something is wrong with your plumbing is a spiked water bill. Unless you know you’ve been using more water at home, it’s likely that there is a pipe leak. Without the attention of a specialist, that excess water flow will continue costing a fortune. The plumber will conduct a thorough examination of the system to identify the problem area.

3. Low-Pressure

It’s also worth paying attention to the water that comes out of your fixtures. Does the water pressure in your shower seem much less forceful than usual? Are you only getting a trickle when you turn on the faucet to wash your hands? A decrease in pressure usually occurs when the pipe clogs, either from detritus that is sticking to the metal or accumulated minerals.

 

John Lockwood Plumbing of Ontario, NY, has become known as the area’s premier plumber. For over four decades, the family-owned business has provided everything from water heater replacement to faucet repair to the community. You can get in touch with this respected plumbing crew by calling (585) 265-0736. Learn more about the company by visiting their website.

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