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Clogged Pipes: 5 Signs You Have Serious Plumbing Issues

Not sure if your plumbing is up-to-date? Wondering if it’s time to hire a professional? Serious plumbing issues can be a huge burden on your home and it can make everyday life much more difficult. It’s important to notice the signs of serious plumbing issues as soon as possible. Below are the 5 major signs that you have serious plumbing issues that need to be fixed right away.


Stains and Bad Odors

You may have plumbing issues if you start noticing stains on your ceiling, walls, or floors. You may also notice bad mildew or earthy odors as well. This is a strong sign that you may have an issue. Pipes run throughout your home so if there is a leak it could potentially be anywhere. You may also find that the leak is coming from a second-floor bathroom. Whatever the case, stains and bad odors are a clear sign that you may have trouble.


Faucet Dripping

While many people believe that this problem is a small one, a leaky faucet should be fixed as soon as possible. All of those leaks can add up and end up costing you more than you think on your water bill. Over time, a leaky faucet can cause damage to the valve seat, which prevents water from flowing. A plumbing service such as Albert’s Plumbing & Drain Service can easily fix a faucet that has gone bad, but it’s best to use prevent the damage in the first place.


Running Toilets

Another common problem that can cost you a higher water bill, is a running toilet. A running toilet can be a headache and an annoying problem. It can be caused by a variety of reasons such as a flapper valve that isn’t properly fitted, a float that isn’t balanced, or a loose fill tube. Whatever the reason, it’s important to get it repaired as soon as possible.


Clogged or Slow Drains

A clogged or slow drain is a very obvious sign of plumbing problems. Lighter problems can be solved with a plunger or with store-bought drain cleaner, but if the problem persists you may have a deeper issue. The septic tank may be backed up or there may be something seriously lodged in your pipes. In these cases, you may need the help of a professional.


Low Water Pressure

The final issue that may reveal trouble is low water pressure. The low water pressure coming from a showerhead or a faucet may require a simple fix, or it may be a sign of a more serious plumbing issue. You may have some serious debris clogging your pipes or causing issues.


Plumbing issues can make your life harder. It’s best to clear up any issues right away and avoid waiting too long to call a professional. In some cases, it truly is best to fix any problems before they cause more damage.

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