Your plumbing system is one of the most vital parts of your home’s infrastructure. Every time you wash your hands, or do the dishes, or take a shower, you’re relying on your plumbing system. So, it’s a good idea to keep your plumbing system in the best possible shape for the longest possible period of time. Unfortunately, your plumbing system is also one of the most difficult to monitor without professional help. Most of the system is hidden from view, and issues tend not to present external symptoms early enough for you to prevent the majority of the damage. If you know what to look for, though, you can detect certain problems early. Let’s take a look at some signs that you need plumbing repairs.
Loss of water pressure, no matter how sleight, should be taken as a sign that you need to call a plumber. There are a couple different reasons why you may have a loss of water pressure in your home. You may have a large leak somewhere in your pipe network, or a blockage of some kind that’s restricting water flow. No matter what, this isn’t a good sign. Call a plumber as soon as you notice any decrease in water pressure.
You should always keep an eye on your water bills, especially since it serves as an excellent warning system for plumbing problems. If your water bills are going up for no apparent reason month to month, it’s a pretty good indication that you have a leak somewhere in your system. Depending on how significantly your bills spike, you can gauge how bad the problem is. One way or another, though, you’re going to want to call for repairs if you notice this.