Calling a plumbing expert may be something that you’re trying to avoid as you don’t want to pay the expense. However, that’s not always the best thing to do as avoiding to call can lead to even higher bills later. If you are experiencing any of the following warnings, it’s time to pick up the phone and give your local plumber a call.
The dreaded gurgling sound is trying to get your attention for a reason. If you hear gurgling when you flush the toilet or use your washer, it’s time to call on the plumber. You want to shut off the water, whether it’s the washer you were running or the sink. If you keep running the water, it’s likely that you will be dealing with a massive backup later. This is because a gurgling sound happens when your system is trying to find air. When there is no air in your system, water starts to back up into your home.
The next warning sign is hearing water in your pipes when no one is using it. The water shouldn’t be moving when no one is putting a draw on it. If you hear water, it’s a sign that you have a leak in your home. It’s a good idea to call a plumber to assess the situation. It’s likely they will be able to locate brown spots on your floors, walls, or ceilings. If you have noticed the brown spots yourself, it’s time to call a plumber. In some cases, you may not be able to find these spots which are an indication of under slab leaks. Only a professional plumber can perform slab leak repair.
Over time when you put more and more stuff down your drain that you’re not supposed to it’s likely you’ll start to experience a decrease in water pressure. This will typically happen either slowly over time or all at once. If it happens slowly over time, it’s an indication that there is a small blockage in your pipes. You want to have that taken care of before it gets even bigger. If you lose water pressure all at once, it could be a couple things. We suggest checking with your neighbors to see if it’s a block-wide outage. If they have water pressure, it’s a problem with your system and it’s time to give your handy plumber a call.
If your water stops running completely in the winter time, it’s likely you’re pipes are frozen. This is a major problem as you don’t have any running water. It’s very likely that you will also be able to notice odd clanking noises coming from your pipes when you turn on the faucet. You need to give your plumber a call immediately when this happens to avoid having your pipes burst, which means a higher bill.
There are many indications that your home provides you when it’s time to call in a plumbing expert. All of the instances above warrant making that phone call. It’s important to remember that the sooner they can handle the problem, the less expensive your repair bill is going to be.