Plumbing problems are some of the most unpleasant and inconvenient of all household issues. A problem with your plumbing can seem to arise out of nowhere, and by the time it happens the damage may already be extensive. At Top Notch Plumbing Services Inc., we want to help you keep your home’s plumbing working as intended, and we’ve prepared this list of warning signs that you may need plumbing repair:
- Gurgling Sounds- Hearing a gurgling sound while using the toilet, dishwasher, or washing machine can be the first sign of a compromised drain. If your toilet gurgles even when it’s not being used, it means the system is looking for air, and that you’re likely due for a backup. While in many cases the source of the gurgling is a clog that can be cleared out fairly simply, it’s a good idea to call a professional to assess whether you need plumbing repair.
- Hearing Water When You’re Not Using Any- Hearing water in your pipes when no one is showering, running the washer, or otherwise using any water could indicate that you have a leak. Make sure your walls, floors, or ceilings don’t have wet or brown spots, which are further evidence that you need plumbing repair. If the spots are warm to the touch, the leak is likely in your hot water line–relaying this information to your plumber helps isolate the source of the leak faster.
- Foul odors- A sudden whiff of sulfur or sewage could be a sign of a broken sewer pipe under your home. A broken sewer pipe can wreak havoc on your foundation if left unaddressed, so call your plumber as soon as possible to arrange plumbing repair.
If you suspect you may need plumbing repair, call our team at Top Notch Plumbing Services Inc. for a professional assessment. We’ll find the problem and make the necessary repairs.