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3 Signs That You Have a Plumbing Problem

Plumbing problems are more difficult to diagnose than those in other systems in your home. This is primarily because your plumbing system is largely hidden from you, in the walls and floors of your home. If your plumbing pipes develop problems, you won’t really be able to visually inspect them like you would a heater or air conditioner. Despite their subtle natures, plumbing problems can still be detected before they do too much damage if you know what to look for. The following are 3 warning signs that you have a plumbing problem.

Loss of Water Pressure

Loss of water pressure can indicate either a blockage or a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. Neither is a good thing, so it’s important to call a plumber as soon as you notice this symptom. Common causes of water pressure loss include leaks, lime scale and pipe ruptures. If your pipe ruptures, you probably won’t receive any water at all. That’s definitely a sign that you need emergency plumbing repair.

Discolored Water

Discolored water is a sign of rust in your pipes, which can eventually cause leaks and even ruptures. If you are consistently getting discolored water in your pipes, it means that the rust is quite advanced. You should call a plumber sooner rather than later if that is the case.

Bad Smells

Your plumbing system is designed to flow in one direction, from the city to your house to the sewer. There are a number of design features in place to prevent things from flowing in reverse, sending sewer waste or smells back into your home. Under certain circumstances, though, those features can fail. If you detect bad smells coming out of your drains, it likely means that there is a problem with your plumbing system.

If you think you have a plumbing problem, call Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing. We provide plumbing services throughout Rockville, MD.