Plumbing issues can cost you on your utility fee and in damage to your space.

When you need skilled plumbing services in Omaha, Nebraska, look to the local pros at The Frazier Company.

Our expert plumbers offer a full range of resources, from water seepage repair to water heater installation. We’ll get there in a fully prepared service vehicle reinforced by an in-house components warehouse. This ensures we’ll be able to get your equipment working quicker.

Call us at 402-628-0206 for emergency plumbing service. Or contact us online to schedule a plumbing fitting appointment.

12 Indications You Need a Plumber

Certain plumbing problems, for instance a broken pipe, are obvious. Some aren’t as blatant but have the potential to inflict a lot of destruction in your home.

While you can try to fix some of these plumbing concerns on your own, you may end up making them worse in most cases. Specialized plumbers have undergone specialized instruction and have years of hands-on expertise.

Below are a few issues that call for the help of a local professional like The Frazier Company.

Water Leakage

1. Broken Pipes

In the winter, water can freeze within your pipes and cause the pipes to break. A broken pipe can cause flooding and significant water damage in your home if it’s not repaired immediately.

If you have a broken pipe, the initial step is to shut off your home’s water reserve. You’ll accomplish this at the main water shutoff valve, which is usually found in your utility area or basement. Rotating the valve clockwise will shut off the water.

Then contact us at 402-628-0206 right away. Whether it’s behind a barrier, in your yard or under your property’s foundation, we’ll be able to locate the burst pipe and repair it quickly.

2. Water Fees Are Rising

If you aren’t using more water than typical and your bill doubles, there’s a good possibility you have a water leak. Sometimes your payment will go up a little. It’s harder to detect but will typically become more obvious as the leak gets bigger.

It may be hard to uncover a water leak without pro assistance. However you can check your water meter to find out if the leak is inside or outside your home.

3. Fungus is Developing on Walls, Ceilings or Floors

Some mildew is typical in hot rooms like bathrooms. Although it’s not usual to find sizable amounts accumulating on a non-shower wall, the ceiling or on baseboards, notably if these areas feel squishy to the touch.

4. Walls, Ceiling or Floors are Damaged

A leaky pipe can force walls, ceilings and floors to feel soft or sag. It can also leave water blemishes on surfaces.

These issues can occur in areas with poor venting or high humidity. But they’re especially difficult if you are enduring other signs of a leaky pipe, like mildew or moldy smells.

5. Musty Smell

Standing water can make a room smell musty. If the area also has moist walls or floors, you may have a water leak.

Different Plumbing Problems

6. Backflow in Your Sink or Toilet

Your fixtures can back up sewer water and cause damage when the water compression lowers in your home. This can be caused by a broken backflow preventer, sewer line impairment or other local issues. Reach out to us at 402-628-0206 at the earliest sign of backflow and our team will get it fixed quickly.

7. Water Pressure is Low

A number of things can be going on when your water pressure is low. There could be a clog in your plumbing fixture. It could also be caused by a nonfunctioning water heater or a busted pipe.

8. There’s Never Much Hot Water

If you have a hot water unit with a tank, it has a finite capacity for hot water. If you’re experiencing cold water when you don’t use a lot of warm water, something could be wrong. Your hot water tank could be dripping, nonfunctional or need to be changed.

9. Sink or Shower Clears Slowly

A block is probably to be at fault when your sink or shower empties too slowly. We use a special instrument like a drain snake to unclog and get your sink and shower draining correctly again.

10. Toilet Is Continually Running

If your toilet’s tank seal fails, it will signal the tank to go on refilling. A toilet that is always refilling can rapidly drive up your water fees.

11. Water is Discolored

Your water should be transparent.

Don’t have concern if it comes out off-color once in a while, as this typically just means there’s air in the water reserve. If you find particles settling at the bottom of your glass, you should have your water heater checked.

Water that’s any other color can be dangerous to your body. Below are a few issues that may cause your water to be discolored:

  • Brown, red or yellow—This is often caused by a water main break in your location. It could also mean your pipes are worn down.
  • Green or blue—This is very serious, as it means your pipes are probably corroded. Your water may taste like metal or bitter because of a high concentration of copper or lead. Long-term intake has been linked to serious health challenges in adults and children, including intestinal illnesses, cancer and seizures.

If you’re experiencing discolored water or particles in your water, connect with us at 402-628-0206 and we’ll determine the concern.

12. Pipes are Making Odd Bangs

If your toilet’s tank seal is broken, it will signal the tank to keep refilling. A toilet that keeps refilling can quickly drive up your water fees.

Plumbing Repair and Plumbing Installation Services You Can Depend On

At The Frazier Company, we offer plumbing repair and installation services that you can count on. We’re here to help, so call us at 402-628-0206 when you need exceptional home plumbing services quickly.

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