Plumbing Problems: 5 Warning Signs You Might Have One

Plumbing problems will ruin your day. There is nothing worse than waking up to a flooded bathroom or leaking sewer line. Plumbing issues are costly and time consuming and finding the right trusted plumber to fix the problem quickly is a challenge. You can prevent plumbing problems by understanding some of the warning signs. Below are 5 common warning signs that you might have a plumbing problem…

1.) Gurgling Sounds from the Toilet.

If your toilet is regularly making gurgling sounds it could mean a larger plumbing problem. Your toilet has something called a P-Trap system that pulls water out of the toilet and into your plumbing system. If your plumbing vents are not properly ventilated, it could cause air to become trapped. This trapped air is looking for a place to escape, hence, the gurgling sound you hear. To ensure proper ventilation, you can check your vents to make sure they are not clogged. Not sure what to do? You can also give us a call for some help!

2.) You Hear the Sound of Running Water.

Hearing running water in your home when your faucets are turned off is concerning. If you hear water running consistently it could mean that you have a burst pipe or water leak somewhere. If you live in Orange County California and your home is built on a concrete slab, this could also mean you have a slab leak. Not sure what a slab leak is? Check out our blog on common slab leak signs. Hearing running water can mean a serious plumbing issue, so give us a call right away!

3.) You Have Low Water Pressure.

Low water pressure can be a sign of a larger problem in your plumbing system. Before you panic, low pressure could be coming from your water supply or a problem with your local water municipality. If the problem persists, it could be coming from your home. A simple fix is to check to see if the main water valve is open all the way. If this does not work, low water pressure could indicate a leak, clog, or pressure regulator fail. If you can’t seem to figure out the cause of your low water pressure, calling your local trusted plumber is the best first step!

4.) You Keep Smelling Bad Odors.

If you keep getting whiffs of bad odors in your home, this could mean a larger plumbing system issue. Larger problems like a sewer line break, bacteria build up, drain trap issues, or garbage disposal problems could be at play. If you keep smelling bad odors, call your trusted plumber today for a diagnosis of the problem.

5.) Drains are Draining Slowly.

When drains do not drain properly, it is enough to drive you mad. This could be a simple fix like a drain cleaning service or it could be an indication of a larger problem. Try to avoid pouring drain cleaning chemicals down your drain as they can corrode your pipes over time. If you need a quick drain cleaning service, give us a call today. Getting a regular hydro jetting service can also help to prevent drain clogging issues. Check out this great article on hydro jetting!
Understanding and being able to act quickly on these warning signs can save you much headache and thousands of dollars in plumbing costs. Fixing these issues can also help you maintain a safer household. See this great reference manual from the CDC on maintaining safe conditions related to plumbing. If you think that you have any of these signs in your home and would like to talk to us, give us a call today 949-393-0933.