It can be pretty difficult to tell if your plumbing system is in good condition at any given time. Most people prefer not to think about their plumbing system at all, provided it continues to work for them the way it always does. Out of sight, out of mind is not the best way to deal with plumbing issues, though. Sooner or later, your plumbing system is likely to develop a problem of some sort. When that happens, it’s important that you be able to address it quickly so that you can prevent most of the damage. Have a look at these warning signs that your plumbing system is in need of repairs.
Dropping Water Pressure
Dropping water pressure is one of the more obvious signs that your plumbing system isn’t functioning as it should be. It is typically caused by one of two possible factors: a leak, or a blockage. The more severe the leak, or blockage, the more water pressure you’ll lose. Steady water pressure loss often means that the issue is gradually progressing, like a small pinhole leak or lime scale buildup. Sudden water pressure loss often means that you have a pipe rupture, which should be dealt with immediately. Regardless, you should never ignore this symptom in your plumbing system. Call a professional as soon as possible after noticing this sign.
Unusually High Monthly Water Bills
If your water bills start to rise from month to month, even if you aren’t using that much more water, you might want to have a plumber take a look at your system. Unusually high monthly bills could mean that water is still leaving your plumbing system, which is still being counted as expenditure on your part and contributing to the higher cost.
One way to confirm that this is the source of the problem is to turn off all the plumbing appliances in your home, and then to look at your water meter. If your water meter is still running, then you probably have a leak somewhere in the system. You’ll need a professional plumber to determine exactly where it is, and how severe.
This is kind of the worst case scenario, but it still bears repeating. Sometimes water damage is the first sign that homeowners notice that there’s a leak in their plumbing system. This is often the case with pinhole leaks, which are too small to generate any obvious symptoms. If you notice water damage on one of your walls, floor, or ceiling, it’s a good idea to call for repairs right away. Visible water damage often belies much more extensive damage beneath. A plumber will be able to patch the leak causing the damage. As for the damage itself, you’ll have to consult with the professional.
The Trusted Plumber offers a full range of plumbing repair services throughout Sun City, AZ. If you need plumbing services of any kind, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We’ll make sure that your plumbing system is properly taken care of.