Plumbing issues are not always going to be obvious; however, if left untreated, they may cost you a lot of money in long term damage. One example of this would be the little drip that is below the kitchen sink leading to an issue with rot or mold. To be sure that you catch small plumbing problems before they become more serious, you should be aware of the issues that may present themselves. The most common plumbing issues that could indicate you need the services of a professional plumber are highlighted here.
Screeching Sound from the Faucets
If you notice a screeching sound when you turn on your faucets, this can be an indication that there is air in the pipes, which may indicate that the “bleed-off” system for air in the pipes is not operating properly.
Low Water Pressure
This may be caused by a number of different factors, such as a clogged pipe or a leak somewhere else in the plumbing or even pipes that are not the correct size, which are not able to provide sufficient water pressure.
Any type of strange noise, such as rattling or pinging can indicated that there is air trapped in your pipes. These strange sounds will have to be addressed by a professional to ensure that no additional damage occurs to the pipes in your home.
There are some leaks that are obvious, such as one from your sink faucet; however, there are others that are not as evident. You should inspect your home’s crawl space for any wet areas or molds, and also look under the sinks in your bathrooms and kitchen to see if any wet spots are present.
If you have a sink that has not been used for an extended period of time, then you may notice that the drain has an odd or bad odor. In this instance, the P-trap, which is the part of the pipes beneath your sink that will prevent the smells from going back up the drain, have become dried up. This is a quick fix in most cases and will only require you to run the faucet for a few minutes to refill the P-trap. However, if this does not eliminate the smell, you should seek the help of a professional plumber.
Whether in need of plumbing finding professionals to handle it is the best course of action.