Having to deal with water leaks, constant drain clogs, and dripping pipes can be a real pain. It makes your simple everyday activities impossible endeavors. But what about the other plumbing issues that you may not be seeing? You can see the leak in the ceiling, but what about the loose screw in your roof gutter? It may not seem like that big of a deal now, but overtime these small things can cause permanent strain on your home’s plumbing: which later puts heavy strain on your checkbook. If you think you have a plumbing problem of any type, consider calling a good plumbing company. Here are 4 quick ways to check that those pipes in walls are up to par.
- Check your concealed pipework
Sometimes leaks and nicks in your pipe metals could be hiding right under your nose—or more precisely, under your sink. Make it a habit to look under your sinks and behind your heavy drain machines (like washing machines and dryers). The open piping could be causing small trickles and leaks that could lead to unexpected water drainage, problematic clogging, and huge puddles and buckling in your wooden cabinets. Also graze your forefingers up and down the piping to better feel for any dents or leaks in the piping.
- Listen to your toilet
The average toilet has a flush interval of about 10 seconds. This is from the time you press the flush handle to when the flushing noise ends. A sign of improper water flow in your commode’s piping can be detected if the interval cycle lasts 20 seconds or longer. This means you may either have to adjust your flush valve inside the back of your toilet tank or that the piping is unusually clogged; thus, needing more time to secure a flush in the allotted time. If you have a low toilet flush pressure, read this article.
- Gurgling garbage disposal
We all know that the garbage disposal is supposed to sound like a gargled mess of chopping food, but it should never sound like more than that. If your garbage disposal begins to sound louder than usual or begins to sound like clashing blades, turn it off immediately. This could signal that water is not draining properly in your kitchen sink’s plumbing. This same issue can be detected if a foul odor continually wafts from the garbage disposal despite multiple cleaning attempts.
- Rust is a bad sign
Going back to your exposed pipes, any sign of rust is a sign to look for. If any of the pipes under your surfaces, in your cabinets, or connected to your water heaters have a noticeable amount of rust, you should take immediate concern. Rust on the outside of the pipes can indicate rusting on the inside of your pipes. This affects the water you wash with and the tap water you drink. If you begin tasting an unusual mineral in the water you drink from your tap, do not drink it and immediately set an appointment with a professional plumbing agent. You may need to have your piping checked and maybe even replaced.
And there you have it! Take heed of these 4 tips and you should be able to easily determine if your plumbing is up to check. And if not, you can contact a certified plumbing service to help you fix the issues.
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