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3 Signs That It Time to Hire a Plumber *


One thing that no one particularly enjoys dealing with is having to dial up a plumber because they’re worried they’re having plumbing issues. If you have plumbing issues, this isn’t going to only affect your water bill, it’s going to affect your lifestyle and cleanliness, and it’s even going to affect the structure of your home in general. Things like flooding and leaks can lead to mould, and it can even affect the support beams in your home. Needless to say, it’s all extremely far from ideal. 

So, with that said, in order to be cautious and hopefully fully out avoid a total disaster, it’s best to call up and hire a plumber the second you notice there are any signs. So, what are some signs that you might need a plumber? Well, keep reading on to find out!

Strange Smells and Noises

If you’re running water and you’re hearing strange noises or even a foul odour, both of these are bad signs. Both of these may indicate that there is a build-up of gunk in the pipes. This can be caused by a variety of things, including coffee grounds, fats, paper products, and hygiene products. It may also be a sign of a sewage leak, which is another reason to call a plumber right away. You deserve to have a home that’s comfortable; you should feel safe drinking your water and using your plumbing. So when it comes to either of these, you’ll need to call up a plumber immediately. 

Your Drains Are Slow

One of the most common plumbing problems is slow drains. When a sink or tub takes forever to drain away, it can be frustrating and make it difficult to use the sink for daily tasks like brushing your teeth. Slow drains are often caused by a slimy mixture of soap scum, hair, sticky styling products, and thick shaving foam that builds up on the walls of the drain. You may be tempted to reach for commercial clog removers, but these harsh chemicals can damage your pipes and irritate your skin and eyes.  Plus, these are known for making things worse. 

If you’ve already tried the old vinegar and baking soda method and that fails, too, then it’s best to just go ahead and call a plumber because the clog could be pretty deep, or there could be a bigger reason behind it.

Your Water Pressure is Low

Nobody likes low water pressure. It’s hard to wash yourself or get anything cleaned up, for that matter. Plus, it’s almost always a bad thing too. If you’ve noticed low water pressure in one or more rooms in your home, it could be an indication that there is a plumbing problem (and it usually is). In order to best figure out if it’s your home or if it’s the local water supply, you just need to ask your neighbours or check to see if the local government has mentioned anything; if not, then there’s a high chance it’s your home’s plumbing. 


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