Small plumbing problems often lead to much larger and more expensive problems down the line. Sometimes it’s hard to know whether or not you even have a problem to being with, so in this article I will be telling you the 3 signs you have a plumbing problem.
1: Spluttering Faucet
A warning sign to look out for is if the faucet of your tap starts spluttering. Often this can be harmless as it is just air trapped in the pipes. However if it is happening to several faucets around the house, or if it is a common occurrence it may be a sign of a bigger problem. Usually when taps splutter on a consistent basis it means there is a crack somewhere in the pipes. If you are worried that this is happening to you, it’s time to call a plumber before the issue before it gets out of hand.
2: Slow Draining Water
Another sign that you have a plumbing problem is if water is draining more slowly than usual in sinks, showers or baths. Before a drain blocks completely, it usually slows down. Sometimes even taking minutes to drain a shower. If you are experiencing slow draining water, act fast to rectify the situation. It saves you time and money to catch the problem early. A slow drain can be harmless if it doesn’t happen often. However if it is a persistent issue then you more than likely have a blocked pipe. This is also the case for toilets, so keep an eye on it and take action before it becomes a bigger problem.
3: Visible Mould Or Mildew
This can occur in your bathroom and may not be a serious issue. If it is a recurring issue however you may have a larger plumbing problem. Look out for mould or mildew on non shower walls. If it is present, you may have a water leak. Even small water leaks can cause serious damage to the structure of your home over time. It also helps create the dark, damp conditions that mold and mildew love. If you are facing this issue call a plumber before that small leak causes a big problem.
Check around your home, if you have any of these 3 signs of a plumbing problem, call a professional. It saves you time, money and a lot of headaches down the line. If you spot any of these issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us.