The bathroom(s) in your house use the most water of any of its room. The toilet alone can account for 40% of the plumbing system’s monthly fresh water consumption. It’s vital that the plumbing in the bathroom remains in excellent repair. Leaks and other problems will waste enormous amounts of water and can rapidly create extensive damage that is extremely expensive to mitigate.
Below are 4 warning signs to watch for that will tell you it’s time to pick up the phone and call our bathroom plumbing experts:
- Low water pressure: When you turn on the shower, are you simply not getting the powerful stream of water from the showerhead that you expect? Is water only dribbling from the sink faucet? There are a number of potential reasons for this. Check the faucet and showerhead first to make sure they don’t have deposits build-up. Then call for plumbers to look for clogs or broken pipes that may be leaking behind the walls.
- Drainage trouble: When the shower or sink drains start to slow up, you might be dealing with a basic clog that a plunger or simple hand-crank drain snake will eliminate. But if these tactics don’t work, you may have a more serious issue with the bathroom plumbing, such as down in the main drains. (Do not use chemical drain cleaners to try to solve the problem! Call repair experts.)
- Water discoloration: People usually associate rusty-colored water with fixtures that haven’t run in a while. When you turn on your water after coming back from a long trip, you should expect some discoloration that will rapidly vanish. But if the water remains discolored or cloudy, you may have corrosion issues or a break in the water main. Call for repairs as soon as you can.
- Faucet won’t stop dripping: This is more than just an annoyance… it’s a water-waster that adds up quickly. It could also point toward a spike in water pressure that may lead to permanent plumbing damage.
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