According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a single household loses approximately 180 gallons of water per week due to leakage issues. That’s a lot of water!
Plumbing issues are one of those things that can start off as a small seemingly insignificant thing but quickly escalate into a bigger (i.e. expensive) problem. Calling a plumber when there’s an issue like a broken pipe with water spraying everywhere is obvious, but what about the not so obvious issues? Let’s take a look at 3 not-so-obvious problems that you should call a nearby plumbing service about as soon as possible.
1. Loss of Water Pressure
Did you suddenly lose water pressure? If you go turn on the faucet or shower and notice there is a significant decrease in pressure, it’s possible there is a leak somewhere. If the problem persists and you can’t find the source of the leak, you need to call a plumber.
2. Tree Roots
Now in many cases a clogged drain can be easily fixed by tightening a faucet or using a plunger, but if these things don’t work it’s important to get a professional to assess the problem. There could potentially be something much bigger going on.
Many people don’t realize that tree roots can sometimes grow into pipes creating a serious obstruction. Plumbers have the knowledge and equipment needed if it’s determined an obstruction further down the sewage lines is the culprit of the clogged drains.
3. New House
If you are purchasing a house, one of the first things you generally do is have an inspector check everything over with a fine-tooth comb. That’s an important first step in the home buying process. It also wouldn’t hurt to contact local plumbers, especially if it’s an older home, to make sure there are no current plumbing issues.
The same can be said for a home that you’re remodeling. If you’re dealing with plumbing in any way, it’s best to let the professionals handle it. It can save you time and money to have them quickly address any issues or give the best recommendations to maximize efficiency.
DIY is great for many things but plumbing isn’t one of them! Contact us today with any plumbing questions you have.