Whether you own or rent your home, it is likely that at one time or another you will need to hire a plumber.
Of course, if you wake up and there is water dripping through the ceiling, you need to get an emergency plumber. But what are the more general signs that there may be trouble brewing in your pipes and you need to get a general plumber consultation?
In this article, you will be given some signs to look out for that there may be an issue with your home’s plumbing. But of course, if you have an issue that isn’t on this list, don’t be shy about seeking help.
There Are Slow Drains
The key reason why most people need to hire a plumber in a non-emergency setting is that they have slow-draining pipes. Whether it is in the bathroom, kitchen, or guest bathroom, this is a sure-fire sign that you need the help of a company like Beehive Plumbing. The most obvious cause of a slow drain is a blockage, which you can attempt to remove with a plunger. But if that or other drain unblocking techniques don’t work, call a plumber.
The next sign is foul smells, usually emanating from a blocked toilet! Not nice!
The cause of the smell is obvious, but you will need to deal with it promptly to prevent an issue from occurring with your septic tank, or to prevent your toilet from flooding. In some instances, it may be a blocked pipe (sometimes blocked by built-up dirt or even an unfortunate animal) that is causing the smell. So, if your drain, sink, or toilet smells bad, call a plumber!
If you hear any odd noises coming from your toilets, such as a gurgling noise or clunking, then it is better to be safe than sorry and you will need to hire a professional. Indeed, this can indicate anything from a plumbing problem to a blocked vent or even a more serious issue with the sewer line.
Another lesser-discussed issue relating to issues with the plumbing in a home is peeling paint. It is usually caused by a water leak that may be minor but requires investigation from a plumber as soon as possible. As you can guess, not doing so can cause the leak to worsen, and cause much more damage than simply peeling paint!
High Water Bills
If you spot that your water bill is higher than it should be, it is time to call in a plumber. A dripping tap is one thing, but an unseen leak (especially one that is outside) can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your property and your wallet. So, be sure to call someone in as soon as you spot this.
Additional Tip – Mold
Much like the peeling paint, mold in one part of the house (usually under a boiler or in a corner of a room) is a sign that something is amiss with your plumbing. Therefore, if there is suddenly mold where there was none before, it is worth getting it checked out by a plumber as you’re likely to have a leak.