A clogged drain is an inconvenience that no homeowner has time for. If you have a clogged drain, the experts at Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air Inc. can get it cleared in no time to make sure you experience as little disruption as possible. Keep an eye out for the following signs that may signify a clogged drain:
- Slow draining or standing water in your shower, tub or sinks
- Toilet not flushing properly due to lack of water pressure
- Toilet not filling up properly
Once you recognize the signs, trust our experts to locate and take care of the clogged drain with precision.
Repiping your home is a large undertaking. You want to make sure it’s done right and the new pipes will last you for years to come. There are two main types of pipes used in homes these days. Both offer great benefits and advantages. Copper and PEX pipes will both eliminate a metallic smell and taste to your water and will be more efficient than older pipes. Some ways they differ includes the material, PEX pipes are flexible, making them easy to repair and resistant to acids, although they cannot be connected directly to a water heater and are sensitive to UV lights. This means they cannot be used outside. Copper pipes are more sturdy and durable. They will typically last longer than PEX pipes. The joins are sturdy and resistant to leaks. The only downside to copper piping is that the initial cost to install is higher.
Expect nothing short of the best when you call Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air Inc.. With years of experience, our technicians can help with any plumbing problem you may have. Call 703-651-2056 today to speak to one of our friendly and savvy team members.
If your HVAC system isn’t heating or cooling as efficiently as it should, there may be an underlying cause. Let your HVAC technicians know so they can get to the source.
Your Unit is Leaking:
There shouldn’t be water or fluid leaking from your heating or AC unit. This could be a sign of broken parts, clogged tubing, or an outdated machine.
If you notice strange noises like dripping, whirling, or an irritating buzzing when your heat or AC is on, there might be something wrong with the unit.
High Utility Bills:
Sometimes when an HVAC system isn’t performing its best, it can drastically raise your electric bill. Regular tune-ups and repairs help prevent this issue.
If you smell foul odors when your heat or AC is working, there’s something wrong.
System Keeps Turning On and Off:
If your unit is cycling more often than usual, there might be issues with the refrigerant, air filter, or coils. It’s normal for AC to go through cycles, but they shouldn’t be abnormally frequent.
If you hear water noises in your pipes, faucets, or appliances, there could be a leak or other major issue. Drains and pipes should never gurgle or drip incessantly.
Low Water Pressure:
Nobody wants low water pressure. As inconvenient as it is, low or nonexistent water pressure is also a sign that something isn’t functioning properly.
Sometimes, drains can clog with the normal buildup of household and human products. But clogs can also hint at a bigger problem such as a leak, frozen pipe, or pressure issue. Even if a simple drainage problem only occurs sometimes, it can lead to more costly damages over time.
Water Spots Coming Up Through the Floors:
Slab leaks are a homeowner’s nightmare. If you notice unexplainable water puddles forming on your floor or carpet, it could be a sign that a pipe has burst under your home. Slab leaks are common in older buildings and need to be addressed ASAP.
Your Water Won’t Get Hot:
If you’re wanting a warm shower but no heat seems to be coming out of the faucet, your water heater might need some maintenance.
Condensation or “Sweat” on Your Water Heater:
Any visible signs that your heater is leaking or cracked can lead to disaster if ignored. Get your water heater serviced seasonally or annually to avoid flooding and permanent damage to your home or building.
Constant dripping sounds will drive anyone crazy. They also waste gallons of water a day. For your sanity and safety, get your leaky faucets serviced as soon as you notice the drips.
You Smell Gas or Sewage:
Strange smells are one of the top reasons customers call plumbers to address emergency plumbing scares. If you smell gas or sewage, request a plumbing service right away.
We recommended an annual maintenance appointment for your heater or furnace. This allows a professional technician to thoroughly inspect and clean the system, check for any issues, and ensure that all heating elements and components are functioning correctly.