Dealing with a plumbing emergency is never fun. While some plumbing emergencies are in your face some other plumbing emergencies may not present themselves until it is too late. How do you now its time to call a professional plumber? Here are some signs you may not want to ignore when it comes to a plumbing emergency.
Any Time There is Flooding
It’s time to call a professional plumber any time there is flooding. Regardless of the source. If you find yourself in a pool of water then you could have a very serious plumbing problem. It's important to call a professional plumber right away to prevent further damage to your home, as large amounts of water can quickly damage walls, flooring, furniture, and even threaten the overall structure of your home.
You Found a Leak
Small leaks also need to be attended too right away by a professional plumber. It may not be that serious of a problem and only require a new seal or the tightening of a joint, however over time a small leak that is left unattended may cause more damage than you bargained for. Aside from water damage mold is another result of a water leak that can cause major health problems if left unchecked. So big or small call a professional plumber whenever you find a leak.
Your Faucets are Acting Up
Its time to call a professional plumber when your faucets are acting up. An incessant drip can be annoying, and also lead to huge water waste. Replacing old faucets that constantly drip can save you a lot of money on your water bill. Another sign you want to pay attention to is if you notice poor water pressure. There are many reasons why you may be suffering from low water pressure including a buildup of sediment. Cleaning the sediment that builds up over time may help alleviate this however if not then there may be a more serious plumbing problem afoot like a cracked pipe, and you should have a professional plumber attend to this matter right away.
You Notice Slow Drainage
While clogs happen from time to time and can easily be dislodged by using a plunger if you are suffering from persistent or frequent clogs then its time to call a professional plumber. A professional plumber can perform a video pipe inspection of your drains and really get to the root of the problem ( pun intended). If you are unable to unclog your drain yourself then you may have a more serious plumbing problem. Don’t waste time and let the problem persist. Call a professional plumber right away.
Your Yard is Saturated
If you find that your yard is saturated with water and it hasn’t recently rained or you haven’t ran the sprinklers then you may have a serious plumbing problem and should call a professional plumber right away. This could be a sign that there is a serious issue with your septic system, especially if there is a sewage smell accompanying the soggy ground.
You Notice an Unexpected Spike In Your Water Bill
If you notice an unexpected or unexplained spike in your water bill you might have a water leak that you are unaware of and should contact a professional plumber right away. Some water leaks don’t always present themselves right away especially if they are underground or under the foundation. Only a professional plumber will be able to tell you for sure.
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