If you’re looking for a dependable residential plumbing contractor in Concordville, PA, look no further than McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling. For over 50 years, we’ve provided superior plumbing, heating, and AC services to our residents. We’re a family-owned business and hope you’ll give us the chance to earn your business.
When you have slow or blocked drains, our drain cleaning service will help.
Our Emergency Plumbing Services
Some people put off calling a plumber during nights, weekends, or holidays because they’re afraid of the cost. However, sometimes waiting means more damage to your home and a more expensive repair. Here’s how to know when to call a 24-hour plumber.
- Flood Risk: If you have a failed sump pump, burst pipe, sewage backup, or valve failure, it can cause flooding in your home. You must deal with water in the house as soon as possible to avoid structural damage and mold and mildew buildup.
- Sewage Backup: If you have a sewage backup in the home, it’s a health hazard because your family is exposed to harmful bacteria. Call a plumbing contractor immediately if you have a backed-up sewer.
- Burst Pipe Risk: When pipes freeze, they’re at risk of bursting and causing water damage. If you have frozen pipes, call for help to avoid a catastrophe.
Whether it’s a plumbing emergency or a routine repair, you can count on the experts at McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling.
When to Call a Water Heater Contractor
Water heaters are like any other appliance - a little maintenance goes a long way to keep them running efficiently and to avoid costly repairs. However, there are signs your water heater might give out that you shouldn’t ignore.
- Lack of Hot Water: Is the water in the shower not as hot as it used to be? Does it take longer to get hot water flowing from the tap? One of the most common signs that a water heater requires repair or replacement is the lack of hot water.
- Rumbling or Popping Sounds: Your water heater should operate in near silence, so if you hear odd sounds coming from the tank, it could be that the minerals and sediment in the water have built up.
- Cloudy or Discolored Water: Does your water appear cloudy or have a metallic odor or taste? Discolored, murky, or metallic-tasting water are signs of a failing water heater and are often caused by mineral deposit buildup. Also, if the water is reddish or brown, it might mean that your pipes are rusting.
- Water Leaks: If you notice water pooling around the base of your hot water tank, it means the tank is rusted, which leads to cracks. A leaking hot water heater requires replacement as soon as possible.
If you notice any of the above signs or anything else out of the ordinary with your water heater, call us for hot water heater repair.
Don’t let a water leak run up your bill. Call us for expert water leak detection.
Common Causes of Clogged Drains
Most homeowners will need clogged drain repair at some point; however, the best way to avoid costly repairs is to know what causes clogs and prevent them from happening. Below are the most common causes of clogged and slow drains.
- Tree Roots: A blockage in a sewer main is almost always caused by tree root invasion. Tree roots seek moisture, and if a sewer pipe has a crack or leak, the root gets in and wreaks havoc.
- Personal Wipes: Flushing personal wipes down the toilet is another common cause of clogs. Even wipes that advertise as ‘flushable’ have the potential to clog up wastewater systems. When using these products, the rule is to throw them into the trash instead of flushing down the toilet.
- Cooking Fat, Oil & Grease: In the kitchen, fat, cooking oil, and grease are the most common causes of clogged kitchen sinks. These substances build up and over time, close off pipes and impede water drainage. As with wipes, put fat, oil, and grease into the trash or put it onto a compost pile outside.
- Hair: It’s natural for hair to accumulate in shower drains, and over time, this stringy mess binds with soap to form nasty clumps that stop the water flow. The best way to avoid hair going down the drain is to use a mesh drain cover.