Should a pipe in your home burst or begin leaking, this can cause costly water damage throughout your home. Knowing when something is wrong with your home's plumbing can then help to save you money by allowing you to catch problems with your plumbing before they get worse. Here are a few signs you can look out for in your home indicating that your plumbing may need professional attention.
You should consider calling a plumber if your pipes make a knocking sound when you are running water. If your pipes make any unusual sounds when water is running, this could be a sign that there is too much water pressure in your home, or that there is a loose valve. Either way, you should not ignore this problem as it could be the precursor to a leak.
Your Pipes Freeze
During the winter months, you may experience the wintertime nightmare that is having your pipes freeze. If your pipes freeze next winter, it is important that you call a plumber right away before the frozen pipe cracks or bursts. Do not attempt to thaw the pipes yourself, as this is a risky move that could cause your pipes to burst, leaving you with a big mess as well as extensive water damage throughout your home. Frozen pipes are best handled by professional plumbers.
Your Water is Discolored
When you turn on the water in your home, the water coming out of the faucet should be clear. If the water coming out of your sink or shower is any other color, then you have a serious problem. If the water coming out is brown, red, or yellow in color, this means that your pipes are very old and have begun to rust. If the water coming out of your pipes is green or blue, this means that your copper plumbing has become corroded. If any of these colors come out of the faucets in your home instead of clear water, you should contact a plumber immediately as there is a problem with your plumbing that could be harmful to your health.
Plumbing problems can quickly become serious if not addressed. Contact us to learn more about how you can tell if there may be problems with the plumbing in your home.