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5 Plumbing Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore

5 Plumbing Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore

Most homeowners in Memphis, TN are taking their plumbing systems for granted. It is not every day that they encounter issues with the system, so they think there is nothing to worry about. Their toilets and drains are working fine and when they turn on their faucets, water comes out instantly. No problem at all! But when wear and tear begin to become obvious on drains and pipes, that is when they start panicking. That is why as early as now, it is best to know if your plumbing is in trouble to avoid costly repairs in the future.

Here are the plumbing warning signs that you should not ignore and might require you to call professional help:

  1. Slow Drainage

Make sure to check your drainage and if you found something strange, call your local plumbing company immediately. Monitor how fast the water drains from your tubs and sinks. Slow drainage is a warning sign that partial blockage is occurring in your drain line. It can also indicate bigger problems in your plumbing system.

  1. Toilet Trouble

While small blockages in your sewage lines seem like a minor issue and can be cleared by quick plunging, other serious problems like frequent blockages, foul odors, and unusual sounds might require professional attention. Make sure to call your local plumbing company to address and solve these problems.

  1. Pipe Issues

Go around your home and inspect your pipes, especially those exposed pipes under your sinks or behind your toilet tanks to spot the signs of moisture. Also, listen to them when you quickly shut off the water. Banging or rattling sound inside your pipe can mean it is loose or not properly supported.

  1. Inconsistent Flow of Water

The strength of the water that flows in your tub, shower, and sink should be consistent when you turn on their faucets. If one of your faucets has a low flow rate, your aerator might be clogged or there could be a mineral build-up in your pipes (if they are galvanized steel pipes). Call your plumbing company to replace the steel pipes to avoid costly trouble in the future.

  1. Water Discoloration

If your water starts to change its color, especially in a few seconds of its flow, it could mean that rust and metals have formed in your pipe and mixed with your water. This might also indicate that your anode rods on your water tank need replacement (if you have a water tank heater at home).

Whatever issues you encounter in your plumbing system, there are straightforward solutions available to solve them. So when you encounter plumbing issues, take immediate action and call Automatic Air Conditioning & Heating. Let us make your home a convenient place to live no matter the season.