When it comes to your home’s plumbing, most of us follow the idea of “out of sight, out of mind.” It’s not until a burst pipe or dripping faucet forces us to look at how our plumbing is really holding up.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until disaster strikes to learn the health of your plumbing. If you notice any of the following signs, your plumbing may not be as sturdy as you thought.
Plumbing pipes make some usual noises, but a strange noise indicates a plumbing problem. Water rushes occur when the washing machine is working or after flushing the toilet. However, a thudding or banging noise in your plumbing system shows something isn’t right. Such strange noises occur when the outlet has been suddenly closed. If air has accumulated in your plumbing pipes, you will hear screeching sounds, indicating your plumbing system has developed a problem.
Hiked Water Bills
If your water bill suddenly and dramatically increases, your system is likely faulty in some ways. Toilet leaks are one of the most common causes of wasted water most homeowners face today. And while even small leaks may not seem like an urgent matter, they can quickly become a drain on your monthly bill. Water puddles, moisture damage, and gurgling noises could also indicate an unhealthy plumbing system.
Low Water Pressure
If you turn on your tap and get a weak stream, you have a pressure problem on your hands. When the water pressure is low, the water from the showerhead will just be dribbling, and this could make your shower less enjoyable. Low water pressure could be due to mineral accumulation in the aerator or multiple faulty fixtures. A plumber should inspect your plumbing system and determine the cause of low water pressure in your house.
Other signs of an unhealthy plumbing system include strong odors, loose straps, and sink backups. If you don’t act fast when the first signs appear, the plumbing problems will aggravate and cost more money and time to fix. Let a plumber inspect your plumbing regularly, especially if it’s old, to spot the plumbing issues early and fix them before they become devastating.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Southeast WI has been assisting homeowners with their plumbing issues for decades, and our expertise is unmatched! To learn more, give us a call at (262) 320-4822 or fill out our form!