Halloween is the time of the year to indulge in the scary or creepy crawly. We seek out horror flicks that will have us shouting “Don’t go in there!,” we visit haunted houses, and sometimes we even throw parties where kids put their hands in bowls of spaghetti “brains” or peeled grape “eyeballs.” Scary things are all fun and games until you really do experience a real-life horror like a pipe bursting or the plumbing backing up into the shower. Those moments will certainly make your house feel cursed and may even have you shouting at a guest, “Don’t go in there!” Read on about some of the scariest plumbing issues your house can experience and how you can prevent them from ruining your holidays.
Burst Pipes. There is nothing worse than coming home from work to a flooded house. Beyond the cost of fixing the pipes is the expense of repairing anything with water damage, equaling a living nightmare. Burst pipes can be caused by freezing, age, damage, or misuse. Preventing a major leak can be as simple as having D.C. Drains come out for regular maintenance checks or replacing pipes with new copper pipes if your home is older.
Sewer Line Break or Back-Up. In cases where sewer lines break or back-up, contents of the sewer line can flow from drains into the sinks, showers, and toilets. Talk about scary! If your home has a burst sewer line, contact our skilled Newport Beach Plumbers for repairs. To prevent breaks, ask us about video inspection to catch areas in need of repairs.
Clogged Drains. There’s something frightening about standing in water that looks like the lagoon from Swamp Thing. Make sure your pipes drain smoothly in the shower by regularly rootering pipes to eliminate grease, hair, tree roots, and other sludge that can cause clogs and even damage pipes.
Leaking Pipes. Slow leaks can cause The Blob like growths that seep through the walls or ceiling over time. The scariest part is that small seemingly innocuous leaks can end up costing a lot in repairs if they are not caught quickly. Left too long and your insurance can even escape paying for expensive repairs. Reduce your risk of slow leaks by having our team come out for regular maintenance checks and state-of-the-art electronic leak detection.
Running Toilet. There may not be anything to terrifying about a leaking toilet – except the expense and waste of lost water. Make sure that valves are tight, the lift chair is correctly adjusted, and whether the ball-cock does not need to be replaced.
Instead of spending your holiday managing scary plumbing problems, follow the above tips to help ensure your home plumbing is in tip-top shape. To schedule any repairs or regular maintenance visits with our Newport Beach Plumbing and General Contracting Company, call us at 949-689-7021.