Five Signs You Need A Plumber
Most of the time it is abundantly clear when a plumber is needed, but other times your home can be sending you small signals prior to a larger issue. If these signals go unaddressed, the problem normally only gets worse over time. Take the hint when any of these are happening, and give a plumber a call!
If you can smell something odd and unappealing near your drains and toilet, there is a definite problem. Usually described as a sulfurous, rotten egg smell, this means that you have a cracked sewage pipe either in the home or neighborhood. This is not something most home owners want to tackle on their own, so definitely call a professional plumber. They will be able to identify if is just your residence, or something that the town needs to address.
Your Drains Are Really Slow
If your drains are really slow it could be a simple fix such as cleaning hair out of the drain, residue build up, or using an over-the-counter chemical to help clear the drain. This should clear it up if it is a common issue. If it is something deeper, and your drains are very slow, you need to call a plumber immediately. This is a signal your home is sending you of a deeper issue.
Not only is a constant, nagging drip annoying – it is a symptom of something else going on in your home. This is a sign there is something wrong in your plumbing system, and a plumber needs to check this ASAP. You are wasting water, and also wasting your money, not to mention driving yourself crazy!
Are you noticing a little puddle under the kitchen sink? Some slight leaks around the base of your toilet? Water spots on a wall? A plumber can find the source of the problem right away before it becomes a larger issue. Another tell tale sign is a loss of water pressure from faucets or shower heads. With a loss of pressure suddenly it means that not all of the water is coming through the pipes and out to you, so it has to be going somewhere. That is where the leaks appear, whether they are visible or not at that point. A plumber can give a thorough inspection and figure out what is going on.
If your toilets or washing machine is making sounds it never use to, there is a problem. The gurgling sound is usually a sign that there is a blockage starting or already established in your pipes. If the pipe does have a blockage, as it gets worse and the pressure builds, it will create a leak, as the water has no where to go. Calling a plumber before it gets to that point will save you a lot of time, money and headaches down the road.