How do you know that you actually need a plumber?
This is a question worth asking. You don't want to spend extra money fixing problems that aren't really there, and the costs of home ownership can add up quickly even without paranoia about your plumbing. There are some definite indications of trouble, and paying attention to them can help you avoid more expensive damage or an irritating issue later.
Low Water Pressure
At some point, you may notice that your faucets or showerhead are producing a weak water flow. This can be a temporary annoyance, but if it continues for a while, you may need the help of a licensed plumber.
Low water pressure can be caused by a few different problems, and most people don't have the skills to fix these issues themselves. An eroded waterline, fractured pipe, a water leak deep within your home's plumbing infrastructure - we can help you with any of these issues.
The Smell of Sulfur
Smelling sulfur or sewage can be a sign that you need to contact a plumber immediately. It could indicate some kind of leak or broken pipe under your home. This can be an environmental hazard, and also a source of expensive damage to your home.
You may also smell sewage if your pipes are frozen. Low temperatures can cause your pipes to freeze, which can result in odd smells, clanking noises, and a lack of running water. A frozen pipe can burst if not properly dealt with.
Loud Gurgling Noises
If you hear gurgling noises when your toilet or dishwasher are in use, it could be the first sign of a clog or drain problems. If you hear gurgling from your toilet even when it's not in use, consider speaking to a licensed plumber.
Hearing Water in Your Pipes or Toilet
It's normal to hear water running through your pipes when your plumbing is in use. It's not normal to hear it when no one is using water. These noises could be a sign of a leak. Look for wet or dark spots on ceilings, floors, and walls to see if something is leaking through. You'll want a plumber to fix up your pipes and prevent further damage.
Slow Draining and Constant Clogs
Sinks that are taking longer than usual to drain or a toilet that keeps clogging are indications of an underlying issue that simple drain fixes won't help with. If you notice a problem for an extended period of time, reach out to our plumbers at 425-775-6464 and they'll be ready to solve it.