If there is one thing we need, it’s water. It is vital to our survival. We use it in showers, baths, sinks, and toilets every day of our lives. Therefore, it’s important to have access to a safe source of water. It can be a real nuisance and stressor when things go wrong with the plumbing system in your home. The best time to think about hiring professional and affordable plumbers is as soon as you notice any kind of problem, no matter how slight it is.
In the following post, we are going to consider some of the most common problems that can affect your home’s plumbing system.
Whenever you turn your taps, the water pouring out of them should be completely clear. If there is any discoloration of any kind, there is a problem that needs to be dealt with. For instance, if the water that pours out is yellow, red, or brown, it usually means rust has developed on the inside of the pipes, caused by aged pipes, or if there have been water mains breaks.
If the water comes out cloudy or white, it means there is air present in your pipes. If there is any hint of green in the water, it means the copper used in the plumbing system has started to corrode and blueish water means total corrosion has occurred.
No Hot Water
Like any other container, hot water tanks do not have a limitless capacity. When you use too much too quickly, it needs time to heat more water up. There’s no real problem there. However, if you turn the hot water tap on and you get cold water throughout the day, there is a problem somewhere in your plumbing system. In this scenario, it is most likely to be your water heater that has a fault, such as a leak, or is unable to maintain a consistent temperature.
Does your water seem to drain away slower than usual? One solution to a slow drainage problem that you could try is boiling a kettle of water, getting a pipe snake or a safe-to-use commercially sold cleaner, and seeing if that clears the drainpipe. If that does not shift the problem, it is more than likely that your plumbing system is to blame, like a broken pipe.
Does the shower or any of the taps in your home drip constantly? It may be that the water pressure is too high or the spare water in the tap when you turn it off hasn’t drained properly. Another issue may be that the valve that controls the on and off of your showerhead or taps is broken. Although it may sound like a relatively small issue, if it is left broken, it could completely damage your plumbing system.
When you turn your shower or tap on fully, the water should stream out steadily. If this doesn’t happen and instead it drips out slowly or there is no water coming out whatsoever, you have a problem.
Do you hear a knocking noise from behind the walls and floorboards like your pipes are being hit when you are using the sink or shower? This is a sign of an issue that needs to be dealt with.