Plumbing—the less you have to worry about it, the better! Many homeowners cross their fingers that they’ll never have to deal with a plumbing issue, as these kinds of problems can get messy and expensive quickly.
The sooner you can identify a plumbing issue in your house, the better chance there is that nearby plumbing service can fix the problem quickly and affordably. But it’s not always obvious when you have a problem, and because most of your plumbing is hidden behind walls or in hard-to-access areas of your home, you could be dealing with a serious and expensive issue and not even realize it.
So, here are five signs to look out for that indicate you could have a plumbing situation on your hands.
Learn more about the signs that you may have a serious plumbing issue in your New Jersey or Pennsylvania home. Princeton Air breaks down five common plumbing issues and how to tell if they’re happening in your house. Schedule service today from our trained and experienced plumbing team.
1. You Notice Discolored Pipes
Plumbing pipes are often hidden away in basements or under sinks behind cabinets, but it doesn’t hurt to take a peek at your pipes every once in a while. If you notice that your pipes are discolored or rusty, that’s a good sign of a moisture issue, like a drip or (worse) a slow leak, that you’ll want to have addressed fast.
2. You Have Weak Water Flow
It’s never fun when you’re not getting enough water pressure out of a faucet or showerhead, but there can be a big difference in the severity of the problem, depending on a few factors. The most important is whether you’re only getting low water pressure out of one faucet or showerhead, or whether it’s multiple pipes throughout your home. If it’s the former, it could be an easy fix. But if it’s the latter, that’s usually a good sign of an issue you’ll want to have addressed ASAP, including:
An issue with the water main
A leak in the supply line
Hot water heater problems
3. Your Sink Is Slow to Drain
A sink that’s slow to drain or is clogged could be an issue close to the drain itself, which might not be that difficult to dislodge. But it could also indicate a problem further down that requires extensive snaking to clear, or it could be a more serious problem, like tree roots in the sewer line.
4. Your Water Bills Are On the Rise
If you’re struggling to figure out why your water bills are on the rise, and you can’t think of any additional water usage that could account for the difference, you could definitely have a plumbing issue that needs to be fixed. Running toilets are often a common source of high water bills, and it’s not uncommon to see hundreds of dollars in additional monthly costs just from a single running toilet!
5. You Have a Wobbly Toilet
Does your toilet wobble when you sit down on it? Fingers crossed that it’s just a loose seat or a bolt that needs to be tightened, but a wobbly toilet or other toilet plumbing problems could be a sign of a failed wax seal, which means that water could be currently causing significant damage to the subflooring in your bathroom (or worse).
Get Expert Plumbing Help ASAP With Princeton Air
When plumbing issues show up in your home, you almost certainly need them fixed right away! At Princeton Air, our team of local Central Jersey plumbing experts is here to help get your plumbing working again fast, and from toilet replacement to emergency service, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that if you’re having trouble with your plumbing, you have a local company you can count on for help.