LSU southern air partnership lousiana
Proud Tiger Athletics Partner
8,654 Customer Ratings
Alexandria
Change

How Can We Help You Today?

Select the service type to get started.

Replace Vs Repair: Your Plumbing Guide

Have you been experiencing problems with your plumbing fixtures, but don’t know what to do? Knowing the signs of trouble when it comes to the plumbing fixtures in your home can save you from having serious issues down the line.

At Southern Air, we’re here to answer all of your plumbing appliance queries, including whether it’s time to repair or replace them altogether. Read below to learn more!

Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals are plumbing fixtures that are mounted to the underside of your sink and work by grinding food waste and other particles before carrying them through the sewer system to your wastewater plant.

These units are a vital part of your kitchen and can cause unpleasant issues when they clog, leak or jam. So when is it time to repair or replace them?

Garbage Disposal Repair

Clogs and jams in your garbage disposal are less serious issues that you may even be able to fix yourself.

If the source of the clog is visible, simply use the old trick of mixing a cup of white vinegar with a cup of baking soda and pouring it down the drain.

For more stubborn clogs and jams that may be further in the pipes, call a professional at Southern Air and we’ll have you good as new in no time!

Garbage Disposal Replacement

If you’ve started to notice puddles under your sink, water pooled on the floor by your cabinet or dripping from the garbage disposal itself, you may have a water leak on your hands. Unfortunately, by the time the leak starts becoming noticeable, it might be time for a full appliance replacement.

Another sign that replacement is needed is a lack of power to your unit. If your disposal won’t seem to turn on or frequently turns off by itself, check your breaker box to see if the connected circuit has blown. If everything seems fine, you may be experiencing a failing motor.

If a dying disposal motor is the culprit, it may be cheaper to replace the entire unit rather than buy a new motor.

Water Heaters

Water heaters are another very important component of your household. They work to make sure that all of the water that is used on a daily basis in your home is heated to the perfect temperature.

We use water heaters on a daily basis and they can last anywhere from eight to ten years which makes them easy to forget about until there’s a problem.

So what are some warning signs that your water heater is in trouble and how can you know if it’s time for repair or replacement?

Water Heater Repair

All water heaters will eventually need repair and maintenance, but it’s key to know the warning signs before a problem escalates.

Some signs that your water heater might need repair are:

  • Reduced hot water pressure
  • Cloudy water with a strange smell
  • Lukewarm water
  • Fluctuations in water temperature

Water Heater Replacement

Some signs that its time for a water heater replacement are:

  • Complete failure to heat water
  • Extreme leaks
  • Rust in the water
  • Water heater is at the end of its life

If you’re not sure how old your water heater is, check the serial number listed on your manufacturer’s sticker. The serial number is where you’ll find the month and date that your heater was installed.

Once you’ve found the sticker, use an online guide to decipher the number.

When it comes time to have your water heater replaced, call Southern Air and we’ll provide you with the best price and friendliest service!

Call Your Favorite Central Louisiana Plumbing Company!

When you’re ready to replace or repair your water heater or garbage disposal, call the plumbing experts! At Southern Air, we specialize in heating and air conditioning as well as plumbing and will answer all of the questions you may have.

We’ve proudly served the Ball and Alexandria area for years and our professional technicians are ready to solve all of your plumbing issues.

Call us today to schedule!

Plumbing Resources

Related Posts

brown water
Plumbing

Why is My Water Brown?

Homeowners should be prepared for any problems that may come from their home units, but some problems will come randomly...

gas leak services
Plumbing

How To Know If You Have A Gas Leak

Have you been experiencing breathing difficulties or noticing strange smells in your home? If so, you may be dealing with...

are flushable wet wipes safe for plumbing system
Plumbing

Will Flushable Wipes Clog My Toilet?

How do you “get clean” after doing your business? If you swear by wet wipes, we don’t blame you! They’re...

Southern Air is rated 5.0 based on 8,654 reviews online

Any questions?

Our team is standing by and ready to help.

Contact Us
help-img
Alexandria
Alexandria, LA, 71302
Set as my location
Ball
6060 Monroe Hwy, Ball, LA 71405
Set as my location
Leesville
203 N 5th St, Leesville, LA 71446
Set as my location
Ruston
1601 Link Dr, Ruston, LA 71270
Set as my location
Monroe
708 N 30th St, Monroe, LA 71201
Set as my location
Shreveport
9700 St. Vincent Ave. Shreveport, LA 71106
Set as my location
Baton Rouge
3127 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Set as my location
Pineville
1970 Monroe Hwy, Pineville, LA 71360
Set as my location