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home maintenance  /  May 9, 2019

5 Signs It’s Time to Call a Plumber

Plumbing issues, even small ones, should be immediately addressed before they turn your home into a disaster. As minor as these problems may seem, they are best handled by professionals. Without proper tools and knowledge on how to use them, you’re risking your safety and more damage to the system.

In this post, your local home maintenance expert, Handyman Connection® of Grapevine, discusses signs you need to call a plumber.

1. Hearing Water Run Through Pipes – You might have a leak if you’re hearing water go down the pipes when no one is using water. Look out for moisture or stains on your ceilings, walls and floors. The leak might be coming from your hot water line if the wet spot is warm. Check your water meter if it’s moving when you’re not using water. It’s definitely time to call your plumber if your internal tank components are making hissing noises as they are likely worn and need replacing.

2. Hearing Gurgling – Gurgling when using the toilet, laundry or dishwasher may indicate a clogged drain. Immediately turn off the water if you’re hearing noise while using the washing machine or taking a shower to prevent the system from backing up into the house.

3. Your Sink Drains Slowly – A major sign of a clog is a sink that drains slowly. This issue is best handled by professionals. You can attempt to use over-the-counter-drain products and plungers. If it doesn’t work, you should really call a plumber because you can cause more damage to the pipe.

4. Strange Odors – You might have a damaged or sewage pipe if you smell rotten eggs. Broken pipes or vents can compromise your foundation. Never ignore the smell of gas when you’re running the dryer or any appliances. The scent is combined with natural gas to warn you that a gas leak is happening. Open your windows and don’t use any electrical devices, even the lights, until professionals arrive.

5. Low Water Pressure – Low water pressure from your faucet can be a sign of a fractured pipe, an eroded waterline or a leak in the plumbing system. These problems are more complex so just leave it to professionals.

You can count on Handyman Connection of Grapevine when it’s time to have your plumbing system fixed. We are your leading provider of home repair and maintenance services. Call us at (817) 533-4333, or complete our online form for a free estimate.

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