How to Tell If Your Plumbing Is Bad: The Signs and Symptoms of Failing Pipes
As a homeowner, it can be hard to know if you need plumbing services at your home, since it’s mostly out of sight. However, there are some telltale signs that your plumbing needs some care. Here are some of the common symptoms to tell if your pipes are bad somewhere in the depths of your plumbing system:
1. Odd Sounds that are coming from your faucets
When you turned on your faucet, did you notice an alarming sound? Any sound that is coming from your faucets means that there is air in them. Which means you might need plumbing services.
2. Low Water Pressure
This is a very common problem, unfortunately, it can be caused by numerous problems. Usually, low water pressure can be the product of a leak somewhere in your pipes or system, or a clog somewhere. As well as, this can be caused by poorly sized pipes that fail to provide the water pressure you desire.
3. Unpleasant Smell Coming from Drains
There could be a few different reasons why there could be a nasty smell coming from your drains. While your kitchen sink drain could be smelling due to scraps of food building up in the drainpipe, there could also be a possibility that you have a blocked drain vent. If you notice a smell coming from all of your drains and begin to experience frequent clogging, it is possible your sewer line could be damaged. Although these problems do vary in severity, it is best to have a professional plumber called in to figure out exactly what is going on.
4. Sluggish Drains
While we all have slow drains from time to time. More often than not, sluggish drains can indicate a blockage in the pipes. Instead of having to continue to deal with slow or clogged drains, call Thermo Direct and we will be there within the same week to take care of it for you.