Are you familiar with the signs of a poor plumbing system? Myrtle Beach’s experienced residential plumbers want to help you recognize the signs of a serious plumbing problem.
1. Your house smells
You may have a serious plumbing problem in Myrtle Beach if you smell foul odors in your home when you get up in the morning, or when you return home at night. These signs are indicators of sewer gas entering your home. Sewer gas can be harmful to your health if inhaled for a prolonged period. A gas leak can also be identified by the smell of rotten eggs. To determine the source of the smell, call our plumbers. They will come out to diagnose the problem, and then repair it.
2. Your water is discolored
If your water pipes are corroded and leaking, you may see yellow or green water. Your water pipes could be rusty if you see yellow or brown water. Green-colored water is a sign of excessive copper corrosion.
3. There are multiple drains that are slow
A slow drain is usually not a problem. A slow drain can be a sign of a hair clog in a tub or shower. However, multiple slow drains could indicate that there is a partially blocked sewer line.
4. Your plumbing pipes are showing signs of wear
Many homeowners neglect to inspect their basements for visible pipes. However, homeowners should visually inspect every water pipe they can see at least twice per year for discoloration. Copper water pipes with a white or green color, especially around seams and joints, are slowly leaking. Galvanized steel and cast iron pipes with red spots are likely to burst.
5. You have low water pressure
Low water pressure at home can be a sign of a problem in your municipal water supply or a leak in your main water line. Our Myrtle Beach plumbers can help you find the cause of low water pressure in your home and fix it.
6. You may see discoloration or deteriorating wallpaper
Water leaks are not usually sudden and overwhelming. They are more likely slow leaks that allow water drip onto other surfaces. A water leak is likely if you notice dark rings or yellow, black, or brown spots on your walls or ceilings. You may also notice peeling wallpaper or bubbling paint as signs of a hidden water problem behind walls.
7. There is an unexplained puddle in your yard.
If there is a puddle or soft spot in your yard after a recent rainfall, this could be a sign that your sewer pipe has collapsed. If this happens, you’ll need to have your sewer pipe repaired by our residential plumber.
8. There is no apparent reason why your water meter is running
Your water meter should not move or change numbers if there is no water in your home. If water is not flowing in your home, and your water meter shows that it is still running, then you need to call a plumber to repair it.
9. Your floor or carpet is wet or sagging
If you notice wet spots on your carpet, or sagging in your floor and no one has poured any water on them recently, this is usually a sign of a slab leak. The slab foundation of concrete homes has drain and water lines that run underneath the slab. Concrete wicks water from your home and deposits it under your slab foundation if one of the pipes leaks. This can cause mold, mildew, and other serious flooring problems. If it continues for too long, the water can cause damage to your foundation.
10. Your water bills have inexplicably increased
If you notice an increase in your monthly water bills and have not changed your water usage, it is likely that there is a leak somewhere. If this happens, call Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC to have them come to your house and inspect for any water leaks.
Call Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC today to avoid costly plumbing issues in the future.
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