Plumbing problems are usually the least favorite problems of any homeowner. Whether it's water or sewage, it's a messy job. Plumbing problems need to be addressed as soon as possible, because if they aren't, the damage can be substantially worse. Here are some signs that you may need to hire a plumber.
Low Water Pressure
If any flowing water in your home is coming out with lower or higher water pressure, this can signal a bigger plumbing problem. There can be a clog in the pipe somewhere in your lines and you're going to need a professional to help you figure it out. Sometimes there can be busted valves that need replacing. Valves are supposed to help regulate water flow and if they are closing prematurely you may not be getting enough water. If the valve door is blown you will have too much water. Addressing these concerns as soon as possible is crucial before you see other signs of damage.
Smells that Stink
Sewage always smells, and it is never a good sign to have bad smells inside or outside your home. If you see standing water on your property that is a grayish color with an odor, it's most likely raw sewage. You may have a septic tank that overflows if it hasn't been maintained properly or has come unplugged. If your inside plumbing issues are not resolved with a plunger, it's time to call the pros.
Water damage is never a good find, especially if you can't tell where it is coming from. In homes, any drywall or wood surfaces can show water rings and discoloring over time if there is a small leak. These small leaks can go undetected for a while if you're not keeping an eye out for them. Things like washer and dryer hook ups or even a fridge line can cause significant damage to your home. Carpet and a waterproof flooring might dry, but if the subfloors are soaked, you could be faced with replacing them! Call a plumber to come and inspect your home if you find water damage.
Trying to do plumbing and septic system repairs yourself isn't usually recommended. Plumbers have property training and the right licensing to perform the work to code. Next time you find yourself questioning the need for a professional, use these tips and hire a plumber! Preventing more damage is key to keeping your home safe.
It isn't always easy to know where to start when it comes to household maintenance, but a few years ago I realized I needed a new septic system. We were having a problem with our drains draining properly, so we turned to some experts for some help. They walked us through every aspect of the plumbing process, and within a few days, we were having a brand new septic tank installed. It was great to see just how much better things ran when the septic was working, and this blog is evidence of how much something like that can help.