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Six Warning Signs Houses have a Major Plumbing Problem

Nearly all modern-day individuals have been there: lying in bed, late at night, slowing falling asleep, when suddenly the dripping faucet or the whirling noise of the running toilet wakes them up and reminds them of a plumbing problem. But how exactly will one know about a potential emergency when there is no audible sound. Well, mentioned below are few warning signs that it is time to seek professional assistance right away.

  1. Discoloured Pipes

The next time you are wandering in your basement, or picking something up from under your kitchen sink, observe the pipes closely to detect discolouration. If the pipes have indeed lost their shine, it indicates the presence of moisture, which in turn happens when the supply line is leaking. Plumbing supply lines remain pressurized, so any seepage just contributes to a big impending mess.

  1. Slow Drain

A renowned plumber of Cheltenham said a slow drain could be a result of the clog near the drain, thus, easily removable, or something much down the line. You can resolve this particular issue by implementing certain home remedies. For example, mix baking soda, salt, and vinegar, and pour this in the sink. Now let it sit for at least thirty minutes, and then wash everything with boiling water.

  1. Low Water Flow

Low water flow or weak stream is actually a problem of distribution. If it is occurring only in one place, it is the faucet aerator that needs fix, but if the pressure is negligible in various places of your house, it might be an active leak of the supply line or the water heater. Rather than ignoring, schedule appointment with a handyman immediately.

  1. Sewer Odour

A general rule of plumbing is that each drain needs a trap, and each trap needs a vent. All of these are manufactured to stop sewer gases from entering your house. Now if you smell something obnoxious, it means a trap has become dry, or a vent has unfortunately cracked. To pinpoint and repair this issue, a handyman needs to do bit of drywall surgery. 

  1. No Water During Winter

If your water flow starts alleviating or stops altogether during the winter season, it means your pipes have most probably frozen. Sealing up holes and cracks, opening interior doors, and turning on the heater helps to a great extent. Plumbers also add insulation because pipes located in the basement do not get enough warmth.

  1. Bubbling Wall and Ceiling Paint

If the paint of your wall and ceiling starts to bubble up or peel, it indicates excessive moisture accumulation. The most common cause is a leakage somewhere in the plumbing system or in the roof. Contact a professional even when you notice blisters or brown spots. Not doing so might pave the way for some very expensive mistakes.

Apart from the signs specified above, according to the professionals fixing plumbing issues, and carrying out a carbon monoxide test to alert homeowners of a leakage, if the water coming out of the faucets is not clear, there is something wrong. Yellow or brown water indicates rust, while a green tint occurs due to extensively corroded pipes. Inspect the entire system as soon as possible to prevent irreversible consequences.

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