Plumbing is one of the things you rarely think about until there’s a problem. When there’s a minor problem, you fix it without paying much attention to what caused it. Dealing with a clogged toilet is easy, and an occasional clog is not something to worry about, right? If you ignore the obvious signs of a plumbing problem, you might expose yourself to a potentially costly plumbing disaster. To avoid this, you need to pay attention to your plumbing, even when its issues are not so apparent.
Watch out for these signs of an impending plumbing disaster. If you notice one or all of these issues, call the experts at Works Plumbing before the issue gets out of hand.
Reduced Water Pressure
A decline in water pressure is one of the apparent signs that something is wrong with your plumbing. Low water pressure is often caused by one of two major culprits: a clog or a leak. The more significant the leak, the more the water pressure reduces. Constant water pressure loss over time means you have a gradually progressing issue. This can be a limescale buildup or a small pinhole leak.
On the other hand, sudden water pressure loss implies you have a burst pipe, which requires immediate attention. Regardless, you should never turn a blind eye to this issue. Call Works Plumbing as soon as you notice water pressure problems.
An Increase in Your Water Bills
Your water bill fluctuates throughout the year, but if you notice it’s increasing from month to month, even if you haven’t changed your lifestyle, you’ll probably need an expert plumber to have a look. Abnormally high monthly water bills may imply that water is escaping through a leak, which still gets counted as water consumption, contributing to the high bills. If you notice a spike in your monthly bills and cannot explain why it increased, call your plumber to help you locate and repair the leak.
The problem with slow drains is that they usually get worse. If left unattended for a long time, the problem causing your drains to flow slowly can result in a complete clog, which can cause a more severe and costly plumbing disaster. If your drains have stopped flowing as required, call your plumber immediately. The sooner our technicians can determine the root cause, the faster they can deal with it. Fix this minor problem quickly before it worsens.
A constantly dripping faucet can waste many gallons of water and make your water bill shoot up. In addition, the consistent dripping wears out the inner components of your fixtures, causing further damage. Dripping water also wears out your sink caulk and grout. We recommend you call your plumber right away to fix furnace issues.
Smelly or Discolored Water
Your water should be clear and odorless. If the water coming out of your faucets looks cloudy or whitish, this means there’s air trapped inside your pipes. Brown water could mean that there’s excess iron in your water, and green water could be an indication of copper corrosion.
An unusual odor could indicate bacteria contamination or sewage seeping through the pipes. If you notice discolored or smelly water, there’s a serious problem with your plumbing that could adversely affect your health. Contact your plumber right away to find the cause of the issue.
Lack of Hot Water
Your storage-tank water heater has a maximum capacity. If you use hot water quickly, it’ll require some time to heat up again. But if you turn your hot water faucet on for the first time in the day and find no hot water, there’s a problem with your water heater. Always call a reliable plumber like Works Plumbing to handle all your water heater issues.
Unusual Sounds From the Pipes
If you hear a gurgling sound during a shower, when filling the bathtub, or running the dishwasher, there’s a problem. There are several reasons for knocking pipes, including a water hammer, which occurs when the direction of water flow changes or a sudden stoppage occurs. Loose support straps, loose valves, and excessive water pressure are also problematic. They can make your pipes jerk and slightly shift. If left unattended, a leak may occur or the pipes may bend, causing a more extensive problem.
Whenever you spot any of the above signs, call Works Plumbing before the problem worsens. We provide a full suite of plumbing services in Pacifica and the surrounding area. Our technicians are experts in plumbing installations, repairs, maintenance, and remodels. We offer quality services at fair prices. Contact us online or call our friendly team today.