Did you know that household leaks nationwide can waste nearly a trillion gallons of water each year? That’s a lot of water to waste. But do you have plumbing issues that could be contributing to this massive waste of water?
Some plumbing problems can be easily solved with a quick online search and the right tools, but for the most part, when you have a plumbing emergency, you should call a plumber.
But what are the problems with your plumbing that will require expert help?
Here are five signs that you should call a plumber immediately.
1. Water Is Backing Up in an Unexpected Place
When your toilet is backed up, you usually realize it when you’re trying to flush and the basin backs up. The same problem often happens with other plumbing appliances. You can usually tell where the problem stems from so you can unclog it.
Blockages may not always be the cause though. Sometimes using one plumbing appliance will cause water to back up elsewhere.
When this is the case, you may have a blockage in your sewer line. Because accessing this main sewer line means digging underground, you’ll need a plumber to help. Your plumber can run a camera down under first to check on the problem before digging commences.
2. You’ve Got Slow Drains
If you have a slow drain, it normally means that it’s blocked. You may reach for some chemical drain cleaners to try and ease the blockage, but you should hold off from doing this.
Drain cleaners have some pretty corrosive chemicals in them which could cause your pipes more harm than good.
Instead of using drain cleaner, call your local plumbing service.
3. You’ve Got Low Water Pressure
You may have an issue with your water pressure if you run a faucet and the water just trickles out.
Low water pressure could be caused by several things including blocked pipes, leaks, or incorrectly-sized pipes. A plumber will be able to diagnose and repair the issue.
4. Hearing Water Go Through Your Pipes When You’re Not Using Any
If you hear water running through your pipes when you’re not using any, you may have a leak somewhere. This, coupled with pooling water, is a sign that you have issues that need addressing ASAP.
Get in touch with a plumber to help you find the source of the issue.
5. If Your Water Is Not Running Clear
Your water should be clear. If it’s not, you may have a problem that requires the assistance of a plumbing company.
If the water is brown, it could be caused by iron in your water or a problem with your heater. If the water is blue or green, this could be a sign that you have corroding copper pipes in your home.
Having a plumber replace your piping will help resolve these issues.
Call a Plumber Immediately!
Whether you’ve got a leak or your water is backing up, call a plumber immediately. Trying to fix a problem that you’re not qualified or experienced enough to handle could land you in hot water.
For a plumber in Stillwater or Sapula, get in touch with Advantage Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling today. We’ll identify and fix whatever the problem may be!