3 Plumbing issues to watch for in the New Year
The New Year is almost here and with the New Year comes home maintenance for many of us. As time passes many home-owners tend to overlook their plumbing at home. As long as the faucet is running and the toilet is flushing, people tend not to be preoccupied with the logistics or maintenance of their home plumbing. However, did you know that doing some preventative maintenance can help save money on your water bill and perhaps even prevent major plumbing emergencies?
Knowing how to identify these small problems before they become a larger one can assist in the long term maintenance of your home. Here are a few things to look out for in the New Year.
- Small leaks – Pay attention to these and don’t just brush it under the sink, especially if you notice a significant amount of water spraying out. A small leak can eventually turn into a bigger one and even create extensive water damage. It’s best to call a plumber!
- Toilets not flushing properly over time – If you unclog a toilet on your own but the clog keeps coming back or the draining is slow no matter how many times you try, you may need to call a plumber. If you are on septic, this may be a warning sign that the system may need a pump out soon. This can also be a sign of a major line blockage and a plumber may need to use a snake or similar tool to clear out the line.
- Water spots and water damage – If you notice a big water spot on the ceiling that is located under a bathroom, this may be a sign of a pipe leaking. A wet spot in the drywall can signify a potential internal leak somewhere in the structure. Over time piping can become loose, or depending on the age of the house can potentially degrade or become run down. It may be time to call a plumber to come out and check it out for you.
Being able to identify small plumbing issues before they become a major one is sometimes not an easy task. If you have concerns like the ones that were stated above, you should give us a call right away. We may be able to help fix the issue and help you prevent a larger one. Thank you for reading and for more tips feel free to click around our blog section and learn why we are the #1 Choice for Central Florida.