As a responsible homeowner, if your house is facing any plumbing issues, you’ll notice them in no time. However, with our busy schedules and fast paced lives, we often tend to ignore some signs which can, later on, cost us a huge amount of money. Therefore, in this blog, we’ll talk about some of these signs, which should be on your fingertips and should never be ignored.
Low Water Pressure In Your Faucets
If the water in your taps has suddenly lost its pressure, it could indicate pipe leakage, burst, or blockage. An easy way to check any sort of leakage in your pipes, find your main water shut-off valve. It might be in your yard, porch, or street. Note the time and its needle position. Turn it off for 20 minutes. This will shut down the supply of water to the house. After 20 minutes, note the point of the needle, if it has moved from its initial position without any use of water in the house, it indicates probable leakage in the pipes, and it is time to call a professional plumber.
If the needle has not moved, the low pressure of the water may be caused by other reasons like clogged aerator, pipe, or showerhead.
Large Unexpected Water Bill In Mail
A sudden increase in your water bill may indicate a leak. Check all faucets of the house, especially the outside ones, to see if they are leaking or running. If not, then perform the leak test described above to see what’s causing an increase in the bill. It’s always best to call your plumbing service to avoid another large water bill the next month.
Unusual or strange odors are never a good sign. They may indicate a significant underlying plumbing problem. Usually, strange odors come from pipes that are under the garbage disposal. If the smell is coming from another pipeline, it may indicate trapped debris or sewer problems.
A common plumbing problem for many houses is clogged drains. Food particles, hair, or any other material can easily clog the strainers due to their crossed wired and mesh structure. An easy way to unclog them is by running boiling water over them or using a drain snake. A drain snake is a thick wire that can be pushed through the drain and is a great way to remove any blockage. If this doesn’t solve your problem, contact a plumber to learn more about what’s causing the issue.
Darkened or stained walls in the kitchen and bathroom can indicate a growth of mold. Mold is a type of fungi that needs moisture to grow, and therefore, any sign of stained walls might mean a hidden leakage in the wall. A stained ceiling may be a sign of plumbing issues in the roof. Check the pipes of your attic and call your plumber to get it repaired.
These are some of the common plumbing issue signs that you shouldn’t ignore. If you see any of these signs and need professional assistance at reasonable prices, then you have come to the right place.