These days, we're all pretty used to the amenities of modern plumbing. Indoor toilets, hot and cold running water, all the usual stuff. Plumbing is one of those miracles of the modern home that we've all come to take for granted, but like any system, the plumbing system in your home can develop problems over time. Sometimes these problems can be catastrophic—like a broken water pipe—but more often, they're minor annoyances that crop up here and there.
Here are a few of the most common plumbing problems that Olathe homeowners face, what causes them, and what they can do about them while waiting for an experienced Olathe plumber to arrive to take care of the problem:
Slow Draining: A lot of stuff gets washed down a drain besides just water. As your drains accumulate hair, food, and other debris, they're going to start draining more slowly. There are liquid cleaners you can buy that help clear out drains, and a zip-it tool can be a handy resource for unplugging hairy clogs, but sometimes a slow drain requires a professional touch, and that's when it's time to get an Olathe plumber on the job.
No Hot Water: It's something that has happened to every Olathe homeowner at one time or another: You get into the shower, just get the shampoo lathered up, and you run out of hot water. Sometimes that's just bad timing, but if your home doesn't have adequate hot water, chances are the problem lies with your water heater. It may be that the water heater isn't large enough for your house, or it could be an internal problem with the heating element or thermostat. Either way, your local Olathe plumbing expert will be able to help you diagnose the problem and suggest a solution.
Running or Leaking Toilet: Many homeowners are familiar with the phenomenon of a "running" toilet, in which the toilet never seems to quite stop flushing. This can be caused by a number of factors, from a bad toilet flapper to a defective fill valve or flush valve. Sometimes toilets also leak, creating small puddles of water around their bases. This is usually caused by a wax ring that is old or worn. Any of these problems are easy fixes for a plumbing professional.
Dripping Sink or Faucet: Dripping faucets and sinks are not only annoying, they'll gradually eat into your water bill. Dripping is usually the result of wear and tear on water valves. It may seem like an easy fix, but you're better off leaving it to the pros. Over-tightening can lead to water valves becoming twisted and even rupturing, which is a much bigger problem than a dripping sink.
Garbage Disposal Not Working: Many of us have come to rely on our garbage disposals to help get rid of food waste and keep our kitchen sinks from becoming clogged. But sometimes garbage disposals stop working. This can be due to a blockage, a jammed disposal, or even a burnt out motor. Some garbage disposals have reset buttons on the bottom. If your garbage disposal quits working, hit the reset button to see if that solves the problem. If not, it's time to contact your Olathe plumber.
When something that we've all come to rely on as much as we rely on our plumbing breaks down, it can seem like a disaster. But most plumbing problems have pretty simple solutions, so long as you've got an experienced plumbing professional on your side! That's where Davenport Service Company comes in!
Founded in 1980, Davenport Service Company has provided "Customer First" service in Johnson County, Kansas for over three decades. We provide 24/7 emergency service, preventive maintenance service, and seasonal tune-ups for commercial and residential heating and air conditioning systems. If you're looking for a solution to a plumbing problem in Olathe, call 913-441-2222 for hassle-free scheduling today!