Many homeowners have concerns about their plumbing, but are unsure of the signs that may indicate something is wrong. Below we cover a few of the top signs that you plumbing system needs inspection and/or repair.
- Foul Odors – Sulfur, rotten eggs, and gaseous smells can all be indicative of issues with your plumbing or drainage system. Similarly, musty, moldy smells may be a warning sign that excessive moisture or a hidden leak is causing damage and/or rot and mold growth.
- Discoloration – Water discoloration is a commonly overlooked sign that may signal pipe corrosion or erosion.
- Sluggish Drainage – One slow drain isn’t necessarily a sign of a larger issue, but if several are draining slowly or backing up, it could be a sign of something more serious.
- Visible Wear or Damage – In some cases, pipes are exposed and visible, such as under a sink or in basements. If a visual inspection of these pipes shows corrosion, mineral build-up, rust, or other signs of damage you should have your plumbing inspected by a professional.
- Low Water Pressure – Low water pressure could be a municipal problem, but it could also be a sign that there is a leak underground in your main.
- Wall, ceiling, or floor discoloration – Discoloration of a wall, ceiling, or floor and/or peeling paint, wallpaper, or warping of material could be an indication of a small but persistent leak.
- Abnormal Water Bill – An abnormally high water bill may be a sign that something serious is wrong with your plumbing.