plumbingDo you recognize the signs of a poor plumbing system? These signs will help you identify when to call a professional.

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 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. 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. Low water pressure in your home can be accompanied by high water bills, discolored water, or damage to your walls. Call our plumbers in Myrtle Beach to diagnose the problem and repair 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 your yard is dry and you notice a puddle or soft spot, this could be a sign that your sewer pipe has collapsed. If this happens, you’ll need to have your sewer pipe repaired by one of our Myrtle Beach plumbers.

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 the leak.

9. Your floor or carpet is wet or sagging

If you notice wet spots on your floor or sagging in your flooring, but no one has poured any water on them recently or taken a bath, this is usually a sign of a slab leak. The slab foundations of concrete homes have drain and water lines that run underneath the slab. Concrete wicks water from your floors and deposits it if one of the pipes leaks. This can cause mold, mildew, or extensive flooding damage. If it continues for too long, the water can cause damage to your foundation.

10. Water bills have inexplicably risen

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, you should call our plumbing contractor in Myrtle Beach to have them come to your house and inspect for any leaks that could be causing your water bills to rise.

Plumbing problems can escalate quickly regardless of how small. Call Blue Ribbon Plumbing today to make sure your plumbing is inspected and repaired as needed.

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Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC
4201 Carolina Exchange Drive Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 267-9733

Serving all of Horry County including Myrtle BeachNorth Myrtle BeachLittle RiverMurrells Inlet/Garden CitySurfside BeachCarolina Forest/ForestbrookConway/Aynor