Many homeowners don’t often think about their plumbing systems. That is, until disaster strikes. Most plumbing issues go unnoticed simply because our plumbing systems are hidden from us. Pipes are tucked away behind walls and underneath the floors. Although some issues are obvious, like a clogged drain in the bathroom or a backed-up toilet, many others are not. These problems require a professional plumber in Madera, CA. A pro possesses both the tools and experience necessary to get the job done right.
With preventative maintenance and inspection, a plumber can detect minor issues before they become major. This will save you money on what could be a costly repair bill. However, not every problem is entirely preventable, so if you notice any of the signs below, it is time to contact a professional.
Decreased Water Pressure
If you’ve noticed a drop in water pressure, you have a plumbing issue on your hands. Usually, decreased water pressure suggests that you either have a leak or blockage somewhere within the system. A slow loss of pressure over time means that there is a growing leak or blockage, whereas a sudden loss of pressure might mean that a pipe has ruptured, which is an emergency. In any case, it is important to contact a professional who can accurately pinpoint the source of the problem.
Higher Water Bills
One way to tell if your plumbing system is in jeopardy is to keep an eye on your water bills. If you’ve been paying more for water while not increasing the amount of water you use, you might have a leak.
Running Water Meter
Does your water meter continue to run even if all your water is shut off? This is a clear sign that there is a breach somewhere in the system. If you notice this, be sure to call a plumber.
When a leak goes unnoticed for a long period of time, your home and property become susceptible to water damage. If you have found areas of rot or mold growth, it is likely there is a problem in your plumbing system.
One of the most common plumbing problems that go unnoticed is called pinhole leaks. These are tiny leaks in the system that indicate a larger problem, usually due to corrosion. Homeowners tend to notice them only after the surrounding area has rotted away.
The best way to avoid these plumbing issues altogether is to schedule regular maintenance. At All American Plumbing, Heating & Air, we have whatever your system needs to keep it running smoothly. Regular maintenance will save you both time and money. You are less likely to spend your money on costly repair bills all while extending the lifespan of your plumbing system. All American Plumbing Heating & Air offers a 6-year complete warranty on all plumbing work (except fixtures) available to our AMP maintenance club, which is highly recommended.