Fixing or replacing plumbing can quickly turn costly. It’s better to prevent or fix the issue before it turns into a disaster to avoid expensive plumbing bills. Even small plumbing issues should not be ignored, because they can develop into a much worse problem for homeowners. Here are a few plumbing issues that should not be ignored:
- Dripping Faucet
Leaky faucets aren’t just annoying; they are also expensive. A faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons a year. That adds up to the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers. That’s a lot of water and money wasted.
- Walls/Ceiling Stains and Damaged Floors
Both of these are telltale signs of water damage. Appliances in the kitchen and bathroom can cause water damage to the floors if they begin leaking. Leaking pipes in the walls or ceilings cause water damage and discoloration along with mold. Water damage should be addressed immediately.
- Blocked Drains
If drains are getting clogged frequently, or they start to drain very slowly, it could indicate a larger problem. The clog might be farther down in the main pipes, which homeowners aren’t usually able to access themselves. Call All Star Plumbing and Restoration for help with frequent clogs.
- Musty Smell
Water damage produces mold. Often mold is hiding in places that are not visible, allowing it to produce at a rapid rate and cause structure damage. Mold generally gives off a musty odor, which can help homeowners determine where it is located. If the house begins to take on a musty smell, there’s probably mold hiding somewhere.
- No Hot Water
When there are multiple people in a house, running out of hot water can be a common occurrence. However, if there’s no hot water and it’s not from over-usage, there could be a problem with the water heater or the plumbing system attached to it.
Homeowners who find themselves facing any of these plumbing issues, should call All Star Plumbing and Restoration as soon as possible. We will address the plumbing problem and get everything back in working order.