Unfortunately, we don’t always know when it’s time to call a plumber…until disaster strikes! Most homeowners do not actually know about the wide-range of plumbing issues that can affect their home. Sometimes these issues can also affect your health, and your bills. A few of these might be obvious, but here are 6 signs it’s time to call a plumber!
- There is no water coming from your faucet (we told you some of these would be obvious). During the winter season, this usually means frozen pipes! After your pipes freeze, they often expand, which leads to burst pipes. You definitely need to get this problem taken care of right away.
- Your drains are clogged. Clogged drains can contaminate your home and lead to other, more serious plumbing problems if they are not taken care of ASAP. Usually, homeowners can solve this problem on their own, either with simple drain snakes or drain cleaner. But for those tough-to-get clogs, you’ll want to call the local plumber.
- Odor coming from your drains. This usually means leaky sewage pipes. This can cause damage to your home or other property but it can also be bad for the health of your family. If you smell something, pick up the phone!
- High water bill. If your family is using the same amount of water as usual, and your water bill is steadily going up, you may have a problem!
- Hearing running water. If you can hear the sound of running water while all of your faucets are off, you could have a slab leak. This is a leak in the water lines beneath the concrete slab your home is built on. This can be disastrous and it’s a good idea to call a plumber now!
- A flooded basement. We are back to the obvious here. Usually this means one thing, burst pipes! You will want to get this taken care of as soon as possible to prevent major damage to your home or property.
If you are experiencing any of these problems, or you have other concerns about your plumbing system, call Norfolk Plumbing Inc. at 757-466-0644.