Plumbing problems are a common occurrence in the home, and many owners have learned how to fix some, ignore others, and call a professional when the problem becomes severe. Some common problems are signs of bigger problems that can cause a disaster in the home. Correcting some common plumbing issues can save your property and your money through repair.
If you spot any of the following signs, then call a plumber.
1. Burst Pipes
A pipe burst results from a myriad of causes, such as the cold winter temperature, home maintenance issues, or home accidents. Whatever the cause of the pipe burst, the results can be catastrophic. The water leakages can destroy the ceiling, walls, and floors.
When the pipe burst occurs next to an electrical circuit, this can lead to electric shock and electrical malfunctions in the home. The dripping water can destroy furniture, leading to unnecessary repairs or replacements. The pipe burst also leads to low water pressure, stained walls, ceilings, and floors. The constant leaks can cause mold that can degrade the structural integrity of your home.
2. Leaking Faucets
Do you have a faucet that never stops dripping? You might ignore it since it does not pose any immediate danger to the home, but a leaking faucet can lead to many long-term problems. The first thing leaking faucet causes is a spike in the water bill. Water Sense, an EPA program, estimates that a leaking faucet can waste as much as 3,000 gallons of water per year.
Delay in faucet repair can lead to further plumbing problems such as overflows or even flooding when left unchecked. The caulk and grout may deteriorate due to the constant water exposure, damaging the ceiling and floorboards.
3. Clogged Pipes
Do you hate when you try to drain water from the sink and it does not work? The quickest remedy most homes have is using a pump to drain the water. However, the clogging does not usually go away and eventually leads to more serious problems in the home. Stagnant water and sewage product can cause a foul smell and health hazards.
Clogged pipes can lead to slow drainage, mold, and pests. Water seeping into building foundations can reduce the building’s structural integrity. Replace clogged pipes quickly or clean them with a liquid drain cleaner to keep the pipes in good condition for longer.
4. Discolored Water
Discolored water is often a sign of a deep plumbing problem. The discoloration is a result of iron forming on the inner layer of the pipe. When you notice the discoloration, call in the plumber before the rusting can turn to a clog or a burst water pipe.
5. Overflowing Toilets
Toilet flushing is simple and helps eliminate waste. However, an overflowing toilet makes it difficult to get rid of waste as the toilet overflows with each flush. The potential causes of the issue could be a clogged pipe, a blocked plumbing vent, or a full septic tank. Diagnosing the real cause of the toilet overflow requires a real professional.
Call a plumber to help you check the causes of the block, as some issues like roots interfering with the home drainage can imply other bigger issues for the home. Early repairs ensure that you keep residents safe and the toilet in good condition.
Never compromise on these plumping problems. Feel free to contact us at Quality Plumbing if you have any of these problems in your home. We look forward to speaking with you, answering all your questions and concerns, and fulfilling all your plumbing needs so that you have a worry-free home.