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Signs Your Pipes Need Some Attention


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There are certain specific signs that your pipes need attention and you shouldn’t ignore. These are red flags and when those flags start flying, you should not ignore them for long periods of time. Doing so would be detrimental to your overall plumbing system. Here is what you need to know about the warning signs.

Slow Drains

The most common sign that you have plumbing issues and need pipe repair is when you have slow drains. If your sink, showers, and your bathtubs are all draining slowly it means that there are clogs somewhere in the plumbing system. Often this is caused by a buildup of grease, hair or even soap scum. 

Discolored Water

If you’re noticing discolored water coming from your tap then this is something you should never put up with. This water may be discolored for a number of reasons. 

It may be that the pipes are rusty or that the water from the source has been contaminated. Whatever it is you certainly can’t fill up a glass with that and swallow it. It’s going to be a severe issue. 

When this happens your plumbing system is screaming for attention. At this point, the best thing you can do is call a professional.

Water Stains and Dampness

If you’re having a water stain and dampness issue then this is also another sign that you may have leaking pipes. The stains will show up as discolored patches on your ceiling and on your walls. This can lead to large areas of mold growth which can be detrimental if you inhale it.  Dampness or puddles around your home especially when it starts happening in those areas where you have plumbing present usually means that there is water damage. These will cause a tearing down bit by bit of the structure of your home. It needs to be nipped in the bud immediately.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is one of the symptoms that there is something causing your pipes to malfunction. It’s not necessarily a serious problem but it can be very inconvenient depending on how low it gets based on the activity you are doing.  If the pressure is so low you have to be showering for half an hour instead of 10 minutes and then you have a problem. It can slow you down and put you in snail mode. 

When you’re washing dishes this can be a lesson in frustration as well. It’s always a good idea to get someone who understands how a plumbing system should work to take a look at it for you.

Unpleasant Odors

If you have to be wrinkling up your nose because you’re smelling foul odors then it is an indicator that something is not quite right in your plumbing as well. It could be that the sewer line has been affected and this is where gas can emit some very foul odors. 

This can cause you to sway on your feet and become nauseous, it’s a situation that needs to be checked as soon as possible. 

Note: This is a collaborative post

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