When to Call a Plumber
Water use is an integral part of our everyday lives. We use it in sinks, baths, showers, and toilets every single day as a means of self-care, so it is imperative that our plumbing is in working, sufficient order.
However, the only time you think about your home’s plumbing is when a problem happens. While an average homeowner can handle simple fixes using a plunger and drain cleaner, there are some problems that those items cannot fix.
That is why it is critical to understand the common signs of certain issues before they become costly repairs. When you experience something wrong with your plumbing or water supply, it is important to seek professional help from a skilled plumber.
The following are common signs when you need to call a plumber:
- Low water pressure – If your toilet takes its time flushing or your shower water doesn’t come as forcefully as it should, you may have a water pressure problem. Low water pressure can be caused by clogs, leaks, or even incorrectly sized pipes. No matter the cause, this annoying issue can be easily resolved by a professional plumber.
- Leaky pipes – Pipes which constantly dripping can eventually break or burst. No homeowner wants to experience a bursting or broken pipe, so small leaks should be fixed before they become something worse.
- Pipe knocking (or “water hammer”) – If you notice loud knocking sounds in your pipes when you’re showering or when the sink is running, the noise may be caused valves that are loose in the pipe system, loose support straps, and water pressure over 60 PSI. These factors can cause your pipes to move in place.
- Slow draining – If you notice that your sinks are draining slowly or not at all, it is probably wise to contact a plumber to determine the source of the clog. While you can use chemical cleaners, they might harm the pipes, resulting in a more costly repair.
- Frozen pipes – Call a plumber immediately if our pipes are frozen. Common signs of frozen pipes include your frost covering your pipes, water has stopped running, loud noises, sewage smell from the faucet.
- Colored water – When you turn on your water, you expect it to be clear. If it comes out any other color, you have a problem. brown, yellow, or red water often indicates that your pipes are rusting, typically caused by water main breaks in your area or due to old piping. White or cloudy water means that there is air in your pipes. Green water typically means corroded copper plumbing, while blue water means complete corrosion. If any of these colors are apparent rather than clear water, there is a significant problem that could be harmful, so call a plumber right away.
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