-Two of the leading reasons for not calling a plumber are thinking we can fix the problem without help and worrying about the cost. “Some people have the skill to troubleshoot and fix plumbing problems,” said Sky Sepulveda, owner of Quality 1st Plumbing and Drains in Paso Robles. “But, plumbing isn’t necessarily the job for everyone, especially when you also have a full-time job and a family.”
Sepulveda has some suggestions to help people know when it’s time to call the plumber.
- Leaky faucets might not seem like a big deal, but left alone the leaks are going to get worse. Leaking dripping faucets mean that components are wearing out due to age, corrosion or mineral deposits. There’s also the chance that the faucet wasn’t installed correctly in the first place. A leaking faucet can waste hundreds to thousands of gallons of water per year, meaning higher water bills.
- A clogged toilet is usually solved by using a plunger, but consistent overflow issues can be signs of a problem with the plumbing or septic system.
- Chronic clogs anywhere in the plumbing, including drains indicate it’s time to call the plumber. Something is going on in the plumbing system that needs to be fixed to stop the clogs. Professional plumbers, including the Paso Robles plumber, have state-of-the-art technologies and tools for locating and repairing broken and collapsed pipes, root invasion, and even problems with a septic system.
- Leaking or damaged pipes waste water and are primed for cracking or bursting and causing serious water damage. It might seem like an easy task to pick up new pipes, fittings and adapters from the hardware store then crawl under the sink or the house and swap the old pipes with new ones. But, the chances are that if one pipe is showing signs of damage and wear, other pipes in the plumbing system need attention. A professional plumber has all of the tools, testing equipment and supplies to fix minor problems before they become overwhelming.
- Persistent damp/wet areas in the house are signs of a leak. Leaks, drips and overflows that are not repaired will cause serious water and mold damage and possibly structural damage.
- Wet or areas of standing water outside are signs of an underground leak or a failure in the septic system. Septic problems especially need immediate attention from a professional such as the Paso Robles plumber. Septic leaks, overflows and failures
- A clogged toilet is usually solved by using a plunger, but consistent overflow issues can be signs of a problem with the plumbing or septic system. The water in septic systems is called black water because of the disease bearing pathogens it contains. Repairing septic systems oftentimes requires special equipment and the knowledge to clean up an area that may have a sewage spill.
Most homeowner insurance covers water damage under certain circumstances. On the flip side, many insurance companies will not cover damage resulting from repairs that are not made by a licensed professional or damage caused by neglect. In the long run, hiring a professional plumber is the least costly decision.
Quality 1st Plumbing and Drains has been offering professional plumbing services in San Luis Obispo County since 2003. Owner Sky Sepulveda has developed techniques for troubleshooting common and uncommon plumbing issues which has allowed him to keep pricing fair and competitive and is continuously researching state-of-the-art plumbing techniques and tools, allowing the company to stay on the cutting edge of the plumbing industry.
They arrive fully prepared with the correct equipment to handle a variety of plumbing issues and leave the work site clean and tidy once the their work is finished. Services include: leak detection and leak repair, drain cleaning, new pipes and repipes, water heater installation, septic service, toilet repairs and every other aspect of plumbing.
Quality 1st Plumbing And Drains
1006 Par Ave
Paso Robles, CA 93446