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Diagnosing Water Pressure Issues

 

We’ve all been there. You turn on your shower or sink and you find yourself face to face with a weak stream of water. Despite the faucet being turned all the way up, you’re getting no water pressure! This can be frustrating, but there are ways to explore the situation further. In no time, you’ll be able to make your own diagnosis as far as why this may be happening – it’s pretty simple!

Ease some stress, and check out our tips below.

First off, do some investigating and figure out if the water pressure issue is targeted to one specific area or the whole entire house.

When It’s Affecting The Whole House

In this case, it’s worth checking with other neighbors on the street to see if they have the same issue. It may just be the way it is throughout the community. But you don’t have to settle for less! There are devices you can have installed to boost your water pressure and give you the results you’re looking for. When it comes to your home and family, it will be well worth it.

If you asked around and low water pressure only pertains to you, then you may want to resolve the issue a bit differently. There are valves throughout yo

ur home that specifically control the water pressure you are allowed to receive. A licensed plumber (like the staff at Stadler Plumbing) can adjust this for you, so that you’re back to normal in no time.

Otherwise, you can check the main shut-off valve (it should be opened all the way) or keep an eye out for leaks. A leak can greatly impact your water pressure and it results in a lot of waste, too! Not to mention, valuable belongings could face water damage in a hurry. It’s definitely an issue you’ll want to call in a professional for – and fast! The sooner it’s resolved, the more money, time, and hassle you’ll save in the long run.

When It’s Pinpointed To A Specific Fixture

If this is your situation, the issue may be resolved with something as easy as removing buildup in the faucet. Take the device apart and clean it really well. Some homeowners suggest soaking it in a vinegar/water solution to really get the job done right. If it seems too hopeless and dirty to every work well again, purchase a new part – they’re inexpensive and you’ll be glad you did!

If you’ve tried these steps and they didn’t work, you may be looking at a bigger issue. Clogged pipes can easily slow down water pressure. This is a job that should be left to a professional. Any small mistake can result in a big mess and lots of extra damage to your home. Give your plumber a call and have them check things over, so you can get back to your normal routine.

Our Staff Can Help

At Stadler Plumbing we are licensed and insured to handle all of your plumbing needs. If you’re looking for an honest and dependable company, we’re it! We cannot wait to help you out soon. Give us a call today!

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Do’s & Don’ts: Unclogging A Toilet

Properly Unclogging Toilets - Macomb County MI - Stadler PlumbingEvery homeowner finds themselves facing a clogged toilet from time to time. While this is never a fun problem to have, it is not necessarily something you would need to call a plumber for. You can unclog a toilet on your own by following some simple hacks. Check out some do’s and don’ts below!

Do

  • Do Start Simple: When first addressing a clog, start out with the most classic approach – plunging. A plunger is designed to work specifically for toilets and most clogs will come out if you utilize your plunger correctly. If you are not seeing results, stay patient, take a break, and try again in five or ten minutes. If you still make no progress, try alternative methods.
  • Do Try A Snake: A drain snake is a great tool to use for breaking up clogs and getting your toilet back to its normal state. It is designed to dig into the clog, forcing it into smaller pieces and giving your system the chance to drain out all of that debris. Be patient and careful as you twist and wind the snake throughout your drain as to not cause any further damage or plumbing issues.
  • Do Keep The Seat Down: When you are not directly addressing the clog, keep the toilet seat down to avoid anything potentially falling in and causing an even bigger blockage. This especially goes for homes with pets or kids. Dogs and small children will surely be curious what all the fuss in the bathroom is about and you will greatly reduce the chances of a huge mess if everything is sealed off.

Don’t

  • Don’t Be Reckless: Make a proper assessment of your situation and the severity of your clog before trying out any hasty fixes. Rushing into something could result in an even bigger mess. For example, a baking soda and vinegar combination often works well to break down a clog, but using too much of it too quickly could result in your toilet bubbling over.
  • Don’t Use Chemicals: Many companies promote powerful chemicals that claim to quickly force out any clog. The truth is that many do not work as effectively as they claim. They may eventually wear down a clog, but it will take some time. It is not worth the cost involved, not to mention the excess exposure to harsh toxins.
  • Don’t Refuse Help: If all else fails, call in a plumber for assistance. If you have tried every trick in the book and your clog still will not budge, then you might be facing a bigger issue than you realize. If you notice any water backing up into the shower drain or the sink then this is a sign of bigger problems, as well, meaning it is time to get a professional’s help.

The experts at Stadler Plumbing are ready and able to help you with any of your plumbing needs. Visit our website today to see all of the products and services we have to offer. Then, stop on by or give us a call today to get your appointment booked!

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