Your home's plumbing is extremely important — probably one of the most important aspects of your house. If even one part of the plumbing system stops working, you could have some big problems on your hands. Everything from your sinks and toilets to your hot water heater and dishwasher can malfunction if there's a plumbing issue in your home. Learn how to spot potential plumbing problems so that you can catch an issue before it becomes major.
If there is a plumbing problem in your house, you may notice that your water pressure is weaker. The pipes in your home need to maintain a consistent level of pressure to push water through the faucets, and if the level of pressure in the pipes lowers, so does your water pressure. In fact, if you have a lot of pressure escaping the pipes in your home, there's a chance that water won't come out of the faucets at all. The pressure level in your pipes can become lower if there is a leak that's letting pressure escape or you might have a corroded pipe.
If a pipe that is under a sink or visible in another area of your home, such as the basement, you might notice a leak in the pipe right away. But, the majority of your home's plumbing system runs behind the walls in your house and underneath it, so there's a good chance you won't notice that a pipe is leaking until the water damage is caused. If you find water stains on the drywall in your house — walls or ceilings — random pools of water on your floor, mold, or mildew you might have a water leak somewhere in your plumbing system and you should consider contacting a plumber as soon as possible to locate and resolve any issues.
Occasionally, water running into a house looks discolored, and when that happens, many people automatically assume that there is a problem with the water. However, if you notice rusty or discolored water coming from your faucets, it could be an indicator of a major plumbing problem to come. You can try to troubleshoot the problem by running the cold and hot water individually. This way, you know how to explain the potential problem to the plumber. If both the cold and hot water are discolored, you could have excess dirt in the water running to your house. This could indicate a sewage problem, and you should have your home's plumbing inspected as soon as possible. If you only notice a discoloration problem with the hot water, the hot water heater in your house might need to be replaced. Additionally, rusty-looking or discolored water could be a sign indicating a portion of the pipes in your home are corroded.
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