Plumbing is one of the more important systems in your home. Once it breaks down, your daily life will suffer inconveniences and you will spend more money. Clearly, it pays to keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape.
How do you do it? You need to follow a maintenance plan that works for your household. You also need to stay ahead of any troubling signs that spell disaster for your plumbing—and immediately call a professional plumber. Docklands residents may want to take note of these five critical signs that indicate you have plumbing problems.
- The Slow-Dripping Tap
If you have a lot of patience, slow-dripping taps might not seem like such a bad thing. In fact, you might even think you’re saving water because you’re just not using a large volume of it. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Slow-dripping taps may actually be a symptom of a leak somewhere in your system.
So by letting the slow-dripping tap take its sweet time, you are actually wasting water—and with it, paying higher water bills.
- Water, Water Everywhere
Examples are when you step onto your yard and there are puddles of water where pipes may be laid, or when you go down to your basement and certain areas are damp. Water should not appear where it should not be, indoors or outdoors. When this happens, you may have leaks in your pipes. Water will not only damage your property but it could also invite pests that bring diseases.
You want to take care of this problem immediately. Call a Docklands plumber and find the source and the extent of the leak.
- The Blocked Toilet
This is a problem that might not be resolved with the humble plunger. You might even end up damaging your toilet with it. Blocked toilets that cannot be fixed with plungers may indicate sewage line problems. And this means the expertise and proper equipment of professional plumbers.
- Fish Smell and Rotten Eggs
Your water may smell like fish because it could have barium in it. Barium in the water could indicate a filter failure. Your water could also smell like rotten eggs because there is sulfur issue coming from somewhere in your system. Call your Docklands plumber when something does not smell right with your water.
- The Noisy Plumbing System
Your plumbing should not make a sound, especially when it isn’t being used. When your house is free and clear of ghosts, and your plumbing system suddenly acts up at night, you need to make that call to your plumber. Find out what is behind the noise. Get it fixed. And sleep soundly.