We’ve all had our moments where we’re laying in bed at night and all we can hear is a dripping faucet or constant running toilet. While these common household plumbing issues are typically an easy fix, they are also easily noticeable because of the noise they make. However, since your home’s plumbing system is usually out of sight and out of mind, you might not notice other plumbing issues if you don’t actually hear them.
In this blog, we’re sharing with you some telltale signs your house has a plumbing problem, regardless of if you can hear the issues or not. Keep reading to find out!
Low Water Pressure
At the end of a long day, sometimes all we want to do is take a nice, hot shower and relax. This all sounds great until you hop into the shower and the water pressure is so low that it’s more annoying than relaxing. Yes, we’ve all been there. Typically, low water pressure is signaling that there’s a clog somewhere in your pipes. If your water pressure is never this low, it’s time to call Cardinal Plumbing & Electric to diagnose the problem and get you back to enjoying your shower.
If you’ve got a case of the stinky sink, there’s probably food particles trapped in your drain that are decaying. No one wants foul odors taking over their kitchen, which is why it’s always recommended to be very careful about what you allow down your drain. If the smell is coming from other drains in your home other than your kitchen sink and you’re noticing frequent clogging, there could be a block in your sewer line, which requires professional help.
Responding to this early warning sign is a great way to prevent a larger issue from happening. If you’re noticing smells from your drain, call Cardinal Plumbing & Electric to diagnose the issue and prevent the smell from taking over your house.
Our drains take on a lot in a given week, so it’s inevitable that at some point in time, there will be slow drainage in your home due to build-up from things like hair and soap scum. But if slow drainage is occurring all over your home, there’s a bigger issue with your sewer line. If you tried the common household products like Drano and a drain snake and you’re still experiencing slow drains, schedule an appointment with a professional plumber to figure out what’s going on.
Your home's main drain should require zero maintenance and figuring out what is going on could help prevent a major sewage back-up. Our $97 drain clearing will help remove a blockage affecting your home and camera your drain to see exactly what is going on. This extra peek with the camera goes a long way to preventing clogs and back-ups.
Our pipes are typically hidden away, so it’s not often that we think to take a look at them. The next time you’re grabbing something under your kitchen sink or reaching for cleaning supplies under your bathroom sink, take a look at your pipes and see if there’s any discoloration. If there is, this most likely means there’s moisture somewhere. Corrosion around copper piping and fittings could lead to a major flood if not caught in time. A small fix may prevent a major disaster. If you’re noticing discoloration around your piping don’t hesitate to book an appointment at Cardinal Plumbing & Electric.
High Water Bills
If your water bills have been higher than usual lately with no explanation, this is a telltale sign that you have a leak somewhere in your home. Not only is your wallet not prepared for this, but there could be further water damage if the leak isn’t taken care of in a timely manner. At Cardinal Plumbing & Electric, we understand how leaks can easily go undetected. That’s why we offer leak detection services from highly trained professionals who know how to locate the leak and offer a lasting solution. A few running toilets left unchecked could end up costing you over $1000 on your next water bill. Find out how to prevent surprise bills with one call to Cardinal Plumbing & Electric.
Water Stains on the Floors or Walls
If you see brown stains on your ceiling, there’s most likely a leak directly above the stain. Stained walls and floors are often signs of a leaking pipe somewhere. It’s important to find the source of the leak before you start repairing the ceiling, wall, or floor. Unfortunately these leaks tend to get worse before they get better. Addressing a small stain today may just prevent a flood tomorrow. Save your home and your wallet by taking early action with Cardinal Plumbing & Electric.
Peterborough Plumbing Repairs
If you’re dealing with any of the above issues in your home, give us a call today at (705) 230-3037! We understand how important a functioning plumbing system is to your home, which is why we’re here for all of your plumbing repair needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us!