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How Do I Know If My Plumbing Is Bad?

Find Pipe Problems Sooner

Have you noticed any strange smells, noises or leaky pipes around your home? Sometimes plumbing trouble has clear signs, and sometimes it doesn’t. But diagnosing plumbing problems at home doesn’t have to be difficult.

To help you better identify these potential issues, Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical will walk you through some common warning signs of bad plumbing so that we can get them fixed right away.

Dripping Faucets Or Pipes

The sound of a dripping faucet can get on your nerves, but it can just as easily slip your mind when not within earshot. Ignoring dripping faucets is a bad idea, as they are most commonly a sign of a valve issue.

You should try to get this problem addressed by one of Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical’s professional plumbers right away, or your water bill will quickly go up.

Dripping pipes are just as annoying but even more dangerous. If left unchecked, your pipes could burst, damaging your floors — on top of a mountain of other problems. Burst pipes and the messes they cause are not easy or inexpensive to repair. Getting your dripping pipes checked out early is the safest option.

Noises Or Smells Coming From Your Pipes

If you start noticing weird noises or bad smells coming from your pipes or plumbing fixtures, it should be an immediate cause for concern. No matter how harmless they might seem, they could easily be caused by a much larger plumbing issue.

Rattling sounds from your pipes could be evidence of hydraulic shock — often called a “water hammer” — wherein your water flow is altered and rattles your pipes, often due to larger plumbing problems. High-pitch noises when your plumbing fixtures are used can mean that air is stuck in your pipes. Bad smells often come from mold or mildew caused by pipe leakages.

If you’ve experienced any of these, or any other off-putting pipe noises or smells, you can reach out to our team for an inspection.

Constantly Running Toilet

Yet another annoying plumbing problem is a toilet that runs even when not being used. You’d think anyone would address this worry immediately to get it fixed, but many homeowners put it off. Doing so will cause your water bill to tick up as the toilet wastes water.

More importantly, an always-running toilet can be indicative of even larger problems, which themselves could cost you more money. To minimize the risks of plumbing problems in your bathroom, contact professional plumbers as soon as possible.

Low Water Pressure

Weak water pressure can make itself known in a variety of ways. Your washing machine or dishwasher might be taking longer to do its job. You might not be feeling a steady stream of water when using the shower.

The problem with low water pressure is that there are so many things that can cause it, so there’s really no way to know for certain without expert help. That’s why you can benefit from turning to Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical.

Unusually High Water Bills

Water bills can go up and down for several reasons, but a sudden rise in your bill without an obvious explanation warrants your concern. Your plumbing system might have a leak that’s wasting water and spiking your bill.

Homeowners who don’t pay enough attention to these cost changes can easily miss it and allow their money to drain away. The first step is to identify these unexpected changes, and the next step is to contact the professionals to fix the issue.

Safeguard Your Plumbing With Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical

As troubling as it may be, you can’t always rely on your plumbing system to make its health problems obvious. Even so, by scheduling a professional plumber home inspection with Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical, you can ensure that not a single plumbing problem in your home goes unnoticed. Peace of mind is only a call away. Contact us today for your next service!

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