You probably take the plumbing in your house for granted most of the time. Until something goes wrong, your pipes probably aren’t given much thought. Bad plumbing can quickly turn into a disaster. A water leak can cause water damage to your house, higher utility bills, or mold problems. Here are 7 signs you need to have your plumbing repaired immediately:
1. Visible water
You can easily detect a plumbing leak by looking for standing water in your home. The kitchen, basement, bathroom, and utility rooms are the most likely places to see visible water. This is a bad sign as water can come from many sources. The more water you notice, the greater the danger.
2. Leaky faucets
Leaky faucets are another sign you need to call a plumber immediately. A slow drip is a common sign. It is possible to hear a slow drip at night when the house remains quiet. Sometimes it may be easy to spot while standing near the sink, or walking by.
3. Frozen pipes
This can be a major problem in the winter when temperatures outside can cause damage to your plumbing. Small leaks and flooding can be caused by frozen pipes. It is important to ensure that your pipes are properly insulated.
4. Low water pressure
Good water pressure is another luxury most people take for granted until it suddenly disappears. Water pressure is dependent on the steady flow of water through your pipes, pushing water from your sink faucets and shower head. The water flow from these fixtures will drop to a trickle if the water pressure has dropped.
5. Dirty water
It is possible that your water suddenly appears less clean or clear. This could be a sign of a deeper problem. If your water is brown or dirty, it could be an indicator that there is an iron problem or that your hot water heater has problems. If you see blue or green water, it could be an indication that copper pipes are corroding and need to be replaced.
6. Sinks draining slowly
If your sink drains slowly or stops working, it is likely that you have a clog. Although there are many products that can help clear or loosen a clog quickly, hiring a plumber in Myrtle Beach is the best way to ensure that it is not caused by something that is more serious and could lead to further damage.
7. Noisy Pipes
Your pipes should be visible and not heard. Although this may sound obvious, you might be surprised at how many people become used to the noise of pipes in their homes and ignore them.
However, rattling or noisy pipes can be an indication of a leak. This is especially true if the pipes make noise even though no one is using the water. You should immediately call an emergency plumber if this happens.
If you find yourself in a plumbing emergency, remember to keep calm, and call Blue Ribbon Plumbing right away!
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