ATHINA, ATHENS, GREECE, January 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Plumbing problems can range from very small and fixable to big and expensive, and sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. Sometimes the problem cannot be recognized from the start. These 11 hidden signs of plumbing problems in homes, according to Apofraxeis Antonioushow that maybe it’s time to call a professional plumber.
1. Low water pressure
Low water pressure can take the joy out of what should be a refreshing shower, but it turns out it can be more than annoying. Low pressure can be a sign that something is clogging the pipes in the house. If the water pressure suddenly drops, call a plumber to find out what’s going on with the plumbing in the house.
2. Slow water drainage
At some point, every sink or shower is subject to slow drainage caused by the buildup of debris such as hair or soap scum, but when the pipes in the house are slow to drain, there can be a blockage. into the main drain. This is considered a plumbing emergency, so if you suspect a clogged sewer pipe, call a plumber immediately to take a look.
3. Dark spots on the ceiling
Brown stains on the ceiling are more than unsightly, as it is a sign that water is flowing directly above. Before repairing the roof, be sure to find the source of the leak and fix it first.
4. Noisy pipes
In addition to the sound of rushing water, your pipes need to be quiet. A crackling sound in your pipes, especially right after a faucet is turned off, could be a sign of trouble. This happens when the water flow suddenly stops or changes direction, creating a wave that can cause noise and vibrate pipes.
Possible causes include high water pressure or, in older homes, flooded air lines in the plumbing system. Noise can also be caused by loose pipes.
5. Sewer smell
Let’s face it, there are a lot of bacteria in kitchens and bathrooms and they can lead to bad smells. But a lingering unpleasant smell emanating from the sewer can be a sign of a blockage or a broken sewer pipe.
6. Increased water bills
Unless you’re counting on additional water usage, a significantly increased water bill is usually a clear sign that there’s a major leak in the plumbing. If a sudden, unexplained increase in the water bill occurs, call a plumber to check for leaks.
7. Peeling paint in the bathroom
Have you recently noticed that the bathroom wall has peeled, cracked or blistered paint? This could be leak proof. Before repairing it, ask a plumber to find a leak and, if necessary, eliminate it.
8. A Whispering Toilet
Unless the toilet has just been flashed, it should be quiet enough, so if a murmur is heard, it may be a sign that there is an underlying problem. Possible causes of a whispering toilet include a possible blockage or even a clogged drain pipe.
A leaky toilet is an even more pointless version of the leaky faucet problem. How much harm can be caused? Well, a small toilet will waste about 100 gallons of water per day. A medium-sized toilet will waste more, while a leaking bidet will waste twelve tons of water in a month. Of course, the problem could be as simple as a damaged wing. It still wastes water, albeit at a much slower rate.
9. Leaky pipe
Leaky pipes are usually the first thing people think of when calling a plumber. It could be a leaky toilet pipe, a leaky pipe under the sink, or any other pipe in your home. Dripping pipes, like dripping faucets, not only cause a huge waste of water, but also damage the home. Water rots wood, causing metal to rust and forming a breeding ground for pathogenic bacteria and insects.
Leaking hoses and other fittings may need to be replaced. Even high quality products wear out over time. If the culprit is an accessory, it could be so old that it’s impossible to find components for it, so it’s best to replace it. The pipes, metal or PVC, can be replaced much more easily by a complete hydraulic system.
A professional plumber will not only be able to advise you on the best course of action, but also perform the repair or repairs on everything from a leaky pipe under the sink to the marks of a near burst behind the hallway drywall.
10. Mold growing on the walls
Mold growth in the house is never a good sign, but seeing mold growing in closets or bathroom walls is definitely caused by a leaky pipe. Mold only grows in humid environments and if there is excessive humidity in the room, find the source as soon as possible.
11. Constantly clogged toilets
Everyone has to deal with a clogged toilet from time to time, but if you’re using the plunger too often, there may be a deeper problem. It could be a sign that the house has a clogged sewage system.
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