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Talking About Preventative Plumbing Services

Hey there, my name is Russell Tyson. I am going to use this site to educate my readers about services offered by plumbing professionals. When I first started my company, I was unaware of all the necessary plumbing procedures needed to keep the toilets from backing up. My clients often failed to notify me when a toilet started to fail, likely due to embarrassment or a lack of time. Luckily, I was clued into the value of hiring plumbers to perform regular maintenance and repairs on the toilets to keep them in fine shape. I hope to detail those services on this site to inspire others to embrace preventative plumbing procedures.


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Talking About Preventative Plumbing Services

4 Signs Of Plumbing Problems You Shouldn't Avoid

by Charlie Clarke

No home owner wants to face unexpected plumbing repairs, but the truth is that many major plumbing problems can be prevented with routine maintenance and an annual plumbing inspection. Furthermore, by being aware of some "red flags" of plumbing problems to watch out for, you can take quick action and avoid a more costly repair down the road.

Low Water Pressure

Do you suddenly notice that you have low water pressure when you shower or turn on the faucet? If so, then you should call a plumber to take a look, as there's a chance the low pressure could be caused by a blocked water pipe or even tree roots growing into your home's plumbing system. This is especially likely if the low pressure is localized. For example, if your cold water seems to run fine but your hot water comes out in a trickle, this is a probable cause.

"Thud" Noises in Walls

When you shut off your faucet or shower, listen closely. Do you continue to hear dripping sounds or even thud noises coming from inside your walls? If so, then this could be a sign of a plumbing leak that's taking place within the pipes in your walls. If ignored, even small amounts of water could eventually cause wood rot and even mold problems in your home. And eventually, that slow leak will likely turn into a completely burst pipe, so it's best to take care of it sooner rather than later.

Discoloration on Ceilings

If you notice any spots of discoloration on your home's ceilings, there are two likely causes: a roof leak or a plumbing leak. You can usually rule out a roof leak by checking in your attic. If you suspect a plumbing leak, it's time to call a plumber before the water damage gets worse.

Rust or Corrosion on Water Heater

You rely on your water heater for warm showers, to do laundry, and to wash your dishes. If you notice any rust spots or corrosion on your home's water heater, be sure to call a plumber to take a look. Eventually, this could lead to a ruptured tank, which could cause major water damage. This is especially true if the corrosion is found on the bottom of the tank.

By being on the lookout for these common signs of plumbing problems and calling a plumbing professional, you can avoid costly damage and repairs! You can also click here to investigate more plumbing information.