From dripping faucets to running toilets, there is never a dull moment for plumbing (or plumbers) in Las Vegas homes. Regardless of a home’s age, it is inevitable that you’ll need to make plumbing repairs at some point. Most people contact a plumber in Henderson once every two or three years to take care of plumbing emergencies. If you suspect you might need professional plumbing services, or if you want to know if your plumbing problems are “normal,” here are some clues. 

Dripping Faucets 

In addition to just being annoying, dripping faucets can actually cost you in the long run. Although it might not seem like the faucet is losing that much water, that constant drip adds up. Left unchecked, the problem can get worse, and it also costs you money in the meantime. Most people are surprised when they get a high water bill, only to discover a leaking faucet is to blame! 

Leaking Pipes 

Leaking pipes are another main reason why Las Vegas homeowners call a plumber in Henderson. Pipes can start to leak if they wear out with age, if they are corroded, or if they have loose seams and seals. Unless you have a problem of corrosion, in which case pipes can weaken and break anywhere, they most often fail at the joints. Depending on the location and complexity of the leak, you might be able to do basic repairs yourself. But if you don’t want to get dirty dealing with fixing leaks, or if you’re not quite sure what you’re doing, we encourage you to contact us for assistance. 

Running Toilets 

Like leaking faucets, running toilets can get irritating pretty quickly. In addition to making you constantly jiggle the handle to get the problem to stop, running toilets can also ramp up your energy bills. There are a variety of reasons why your toilet will start running. Most boil down to a problem with small components. For instance, the flapper valve might start to fit improperly, the fill tube can loosen, or the float that indicates water level can become imbalanced. 

Clogged Drains 

Clogged drains can happen over time, such as when hair and products get stuck in the shower or sink drains. But another situation to be aware of is that your drains can get clogged from a sudden surge in usage, such as during the holiday season. And in fact, Thanksgiving is prime time for clogged drains. On your own, you might be able to solve the clog by using tweezers or installing a drain screen. But if the problem is persistent or severe, you’ll need to call a plumber. 

No one likes to be scrambling for Henderson plumbing services at midnight. Since plumbing emergencies can be costly and inconvenient, they are best stopped before they become major issues. By keeping an eye on anything that seems unusual and calling for professional help when necessary, you can do a lot to prevent damage to your home and lose valuable energy.