At the risk of stating the obvious, it’s pretty easy to see when a domestic plumbing emergency hits. It’s hard to avoid issues like backed up toilets or sinks, loss of water or major leaks in pipes.
But how can you detect a looming problem before it becomes an emergency?
Thankfully, there’s a number of tell-tale signs. These include:
Changes in your hot water temperature, which may indicate a failing thermostat or a range of other problems in your hot water service.
Rust stains in your sinks or basins, which can indicate that your pipes are rusty and failing.
Slow-draining sinks or toilets, which are a sign of a blockage in your pipes.
Dripping faucets, which can mean anything from a failing tap washer to pipe damage.
‘Cracking’ or ‘groaning’ noises in your pipes, which can signal a range of structural pipe or drain problems.
These are just a few of the signs that tell you something is afoot with your plumbing. If you see any of them on your property, there’s two simple rules to follow:
The first is that today’s leak is tomorrow’s emergency. Small plumbing problems don’t simply go away. They only get worse.
And, second, call a plumber straight away. It’s much easier to fix a potential problem than to rectify an emergency. And it will cause a lot less damage to your home.
David Parker Plumbing offers a 24 hour emergency service for our clients. But, to be honest, we’d much prefer to catch your problems before they become emergencies. So keep an eye on your plumbing and contact us if you see (or hear) anything that is out of the ordinary.