Nobody wants to call a plumber to their home when service is not urgently needed. After all, plumbing services take time and money, and you understandably want to conserve these resources as much as possible. It is easy to overlook many plumbing issues until they become major issues, but there are some seemingly minor issues that dictate the urgent need for professional plumbing service. If you notice any of these warning signs, a call to Benjamin Franklin for a plumbing system inspection and repair service is essential.
Water with an Unusual Color or Odor
There are many causes of water that has an unusual color or odor. For example, a problem with the hot water heater may create tinted hot water or water that has sediment, a rotten egg smell or something else. This typically signifies the need for professional maintenance service on your hot water heater, but it could also mean the need for serious repair or even hot water heater replacement service. Until the matter is addressed, you may continue to have colored or heated water. This holds true for other causes of tinted or smelly water.
An Unexplained Jump in Water Costs
Some homeowners may feel stressed when they notice that their water bill is higher than anticipated, but a seemingly small increase may easily be overlooked and go undiagnosed. A higher-than-normal water bill is a common sign of a hidden leak in the home or in the pipes buried underground. Because bidden leaks may continue to go undetected without close review and appropriate repair services, the wasted water may continue to result in expensive water bills for many months unnecessarily. In some cases, it can also lead to serious water damage, such as from mold growth related to moisture deep in the walls.
Sluggish Wastewater Elimination
It can be annoying to deal with a water that takes a long time to run down the drain, and it can be concerning to see the toilet bowl water level increase slightly before the waste is flushed away. Nonetheless, if you are like many others, you may deal with these annoyances and concerns until the pipes are completely clogged. Unfortunately, complete blockages may result in your inability to use the plumbing features as well as messy backup issues. While you may attempt to clear away a clog on your own, it may be best to schedule hydro jet or snake service with a professional.
You can see that addressing smaller plumbing issues as soon as possible is beneficial. If you have noticed any of these common warning signs for your home’s plumbing system, now is the time to schedule an inspection and repair work with our team at Benjamin Franklin.