There are several things in your house that you can leave to deteriorate until they simply “need a hero”. – Plumbing is not one of them. If your old pipes are giving you problems, don’t delay in getting a plumber to fix the situation.
How do you know you need a plumber?
Here are a few indicators that it is time to call in a professional.
A dripping faucet is a key indicator that you need to get a plumber involved. It may not seem like a serious issue, but a dripping tap can lead to loss of water over time. It is also the first sign of a much larger problem developing.
A leak could be the result of a broken seal, or a piece of hardware that has chipped away. Another faucet-related situation is when it makes a screeching sound when turned on. This means that the “bleed-off” system is not working. Air caught in the pipes can also make a strange sound.
Is your bathtub, shower or sink struggling to drain? A clog needs to be dealt with immediately. The implications of a clog worsen exponentially over time – and it all starts with a small bit of congestion, and delayed professional attendance.
Water pressure that is weak or inconsistent can be more than just an annoyance. If the problem is exclusive to a single faucet or shower, the cause may just be a buildup of minerals that need to be cleaned. In more serious situations, the pipes may have started corroding in which case you need a replacement. If the water flow is affective all over the house, there may be a bigger problem with the supply line, and it is time to call in a plumber.
A clogged toilet can be due to a sewage problem, or an obstruction in the toilet pipes. Whether you think you can do the fix by yourself or not, the job can be messy and is best left to a professional.
Poor quality water
If you notice that your water is appearing rusty, murky or bad in odor; you may need to replace your water heater. The “sacrificial anodes” in the water heater are steel cores covered in aluminum, zinc, or magnesium. These anodes attract the corrosive and bacterial elements, without entering the pipes, but over time rods will break down and your water will be affected.
When mold starts appearing on the walls and ceilings of your home, it normally indicates that there is a leak somewhere and stagnant/dripping water has quite physically left its mark. Wet or damp patches on the wall or ceiling are early signs of mold, and a plumber will be your new best friend.
If your bathroom hardware is starting to look rusty, chipped, or perform badly; then treat your bathroom to an upgrade. Not only does this make your environment a lot cleaner and look better, but by having poor quality hardware, you could be putting yourself and your family at a health risk.
Ultimately, plumbing problems often give you early warning signs before they become disasters. It is best to call in a professional plumber to nip the problem in the bud before starting a long and expensive journey of plumbing problems.
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