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Why Hiring a Plumber for Small Jobs Is Key to Plumbing System Health

Why Hiring a Plumber for Small Jobs Is Key to Plumbing System Health

Hiring a Plumber to Help With Small Jobs

Waiting until the last minute to do something is a common trait among people these days. It could be waiting until the last minute to leave for the airport, and people end up running down the terminal trying to board the plane before it departs. It could be waiting until the last minute to pay the bills because it slipped the person’s mind, which leaves them in a slight panic that they’ll end up receiving a late fee.

Or, it could be waiting until the last minute to fix a small plumbing issue, which results in a large plumbing emergency like a burst pipe repair. This is, unfortunately, the case for many homeowners. They put off hiring a plumber for the small jobs, and it ends up costing them in the long run. Plumbers shouldn’t only be hired for huge emergencies. They can also help to ensure that smaller plumbing jobs are done to perfection.

Fixing a Leaking Faucet

leaking faucetLeaking faucets are one of the most common small plumbing issues that homes will face. Though it may seem like a small leak, and therefore not a big deal, even a leaking faucet can end up wasting thousands of gallons of water in a year.

Why should homeowners care? Because wasted water means wasted money! There are several causes of a leaking faucet. One of the most common causes is a problem with the O ring. The O ring is a small disc attached to the stem screw, which holds the handle of a faucet in place. When this ring comes loose, it will result in a leak near the handle.

Another common cause of dripping is a worn-out washer. Each time the faucet is turned on, the washer rubs against the valve seat and becomes worn over time. This issue results in a leak near the spout. No matter what the cause of a leaking faucet may be, a plumber can ensure that it is fixed properly to prevent any severe water damage.

Replacing a Shower-Head

Personal hygiene is an important part of everyone’s daily routine, and part of that routine includes taking a shower. Since showering is a frequent activity, most people want it to be an enjoyable experience. So when the water pressure is too low or the shower-head starts leaking, many people will opt for replacing their shower-head type with a newer version.

shower-head replacements

Though some homeowners will try to replace shower-heads themselves, they can end up scratching the pipes or not fully cleaning the materials, causing a faulty install. To avoid these additional plumbing problems, it’s best to leave the replacement process to a plumbing professional.

Repairing the Garbage Disposal

garbage disposal repairOh, the mighty mighty garbage disposal. It truly is a wondrous invention, as it is a great tool for preventing clogs in the plumbing system from food particles that fall into the drain. However, there are a few items that can damage the garbage disposal and result in a need for replacement. Accidentally dropping metal items like a spoon or a fork can cause damage to the blades.

Too much fruit and vegetable skins or bones from meat can end up doing the same. It is truly unsafe to try and repair a garbage disposal without the proper tools and training, but a professional plumber can have the issue resolved in no time.

About Maitz Home Services

Maitz Home Services has been serving families across Allentown and the surrounding areas for more than 50 years. In that time, they have earned a reputation for arriving on time, and getting the job done fast and done right the first time!