One of the biggest issues with plumbing problems is that they are difficult to detect. This is due to the fact that the majority of the plumbing system is hidden from view. While plumbing problems may be difficult to detect, however, you can catch them early if you know what to look for. Let’s take a look at some indications that you have a plumbing problem.
Loss of Water Pressure
Loss of water pressure means one of two things: you either have a clog or a leak. If it is a steady decrease in water pressure over time, you probably have a clog. A sudden decrease in water pressure means you probably have a large leak or rupture. It is also possible that you have lime scale, which is the result of long term exposure to hard water. One way to tell if this might be the case is to look around for white, chalky buildup around your shower or faucets. This is an indication that you likely have lime scale building up in your pipes, which is restricting the flow of water. None of these bode well for your plumbing system, as you might imagine. Call for plumbing repairs as soon as you notice this problem.
This one is more common in older iron pipes, less so in newer copper ones. Still, if you have an older home and you start noticing red or brown water consistently coming out of your faucets, you may have a rust problem somewhere in your plumbing. Typically, the best thing to do at this point is to replace the iron pipe that is rusting out with a corrosion-resistant copper pipe.
If you are having trouble with your plumbing system, call Rooter Man. We offer plumbing services throughout Saratoga Springs, NY.