Most Arvada homeowners don’t give much thought to their home’s plumbing system unless there is a significant problem. Sure, your drains or water lines have your full attention when they are flooding your home. However, the minor issues you view as just annoying should also be getting equal attention in many cases. The secret is knowing when a minor problem is trying to warn you of a potentially costly major issue on the horizon. Below are five signs that trouble is coming your way.
Low Water Pressure
Many people chalk low water pressure up to expansion in the community or other situations that are depleting the city’s water supply. But in these days of automation and computers monitoring everything, increased demand across town will not drop your home’s water pressure. The lack of water pressure in your home is more likely indicating a leak in your home or a blockage in a water supply line. Both are serious concerns. That a licensed plumber should explore before you are experiencing a significant flood or have no water in your home due to a complete blockage.
Small Recurring Clogs
It is normal to have a drain clog every once in a while. But if you are suffering from constant clog issues near your tub, shower, or sink, there could be a bigger problem. These minor clogs tend to pop up when there is a more severe blockage deep in your home’s drain lines or sewer line. The significant clog is slowing the flow of water and waste inside all your drain lines. The lack of water flow results in tiny clogs and debris getting stuck close to your plumbing fixtures. These slight clogs tell you that it is time for a professional drain cleaning to remove all the small and large clogs in your entire drain system.
Lots Of Leaks
A single faucet that is dripping or a leak in a supply line does not necessarily cause alarm. Plumbing pipes and fixtures do wear out. But if you are plagued with constant drips and leaks, there could be more to the story. Excessive water pressure, corrosion, and mineral build-up from hard water can cause numerous leaks throughout your home’s plumbing system. Having a licensed plumber check out these constant leaks is the best way to avoid a messy flood and costly water damage.
A Shocking Water Bill
Any time there is a sudden spike in your water bill, you should be concerned. Don’t blame a mistake at the utility company and hope that they will send you a corrected invoice that is more reasonable. Start looking for signs of a significant leak in, around, or under your home. If your bill doubled, then the leak is wasting as much water as you use in a month, which should be about 3,000 gallons per person in your home. Call your local leak detection specialist for help before the flood does even more damage to your home and belongings.
Rattling or banging pipes are not normal. Often the sound is due to a broken pipe hanger or support. And if left unrepaired, the water moving inside the line can crack the pipe or fittings. At the first sign of an odd noise, make a call to your trusted plumber to resolve the banging and eliminate the potential for future issues and leaks.
If you have been struggling with any of these annoying issues, call (720) 650-2455. The licensed plumbers at Flatirons Plumbing are available 24/7 to fix these minor issues and prevent the larger ones that could be headed your way.