Home plumbing problems are a rather common occurrence. No matter how well maintained a system is, eventually something will become clogged. You want to recognize the symptoms as soon as possible to avoid a much larger problem. A small clog or leak can easily turn into a major flooding problem if left unchecked. So, here are some things to keep an eye out for:
- Dampness on Carpet, Walls or Outside – If you notice dampness where it shouldn’t be (usually anywhere inside the house is a bad sign), it’s time to call a plumber. Additionally, look for signs of excess dampness outside, especially when the weather is dry. This can be a sign of a leaky main line.
- Lower Water Pressure – If your water is coming out at a lower pressure, there may be a leak or a clog starting to form somewhere in your supply lines. It may be nothing but a bad pipe somewhere, but if you ignore it, the issue can quickly worsen.
- Drips or Leaky Faucets – Drips and leaks seem innocuous, but they are costly if they aren’t attended to.
- Slow Drains – If your toilet or any of your sinks start to drain slowly, it is a sure sign of a clog building in the drain pipes. Act now before the issue grows so bad that there is a backup into your home.