Proper home maintenance allows you to enjoy your house for longer. It maintains the quality of your home, making sure all operational systems function and the aesthetics uphold their appearance. Plumbing influences multiple different aspects of your home, from functionality and aesthetics to health and safety. Taking care of your plumbing plays an important role in maintaining and enjoying your space. Here are four home plumbing problems you should never ignore to keep your home in top shape.
Water Discoloration and Debris
Water discoloration and debris indicate an array of possible issues, from damaged filtration systems to rusted pipes. It also often means your water quality is compromised, affecting any water needed for food and drinks, cleaning, and showering. Tending to discolored and debris-filled water supplies reduces future risks, like blocked drains and pipes, and quickly uncovers any underlying issues that would’ve gone unnoticed.
Leaky Dripping Faucets
Leaky faucets are annoying to listen to, spike up your water bill, and lead to many future issues. Left unattended, dripping leaks risk flooding your home and causing long-term water damage that further creates problems, from mold spores to permanent stains.
Getting any leaks looked at and fixed promptly saves you from hefty utility bills, slipping hazards, water damage, and many other inconveniences, like annoying dripping sounds. It also allows you to return to enjoying your home with peace of mind and quietness.
Blocked and Backed-Up Drains
Whether it occurs at the sink while brushing your teeth or in the shower, built-up water puddles aren’t a good sign. Backed-up and blocked drains hinder water disposal, which is one of the most important functions of plumbing systems. It increases risks of flooding, water damage, and exposure to contaminated water, mold, and collected scum in your showers, tubs, and sinks. Unclogging the drains helps ensure that any dirty water gets properly disposed of, keeping your space clean, healthy, and safe.
Sudden Changes in Water Pressure
Some people prefer showers that feel like a light sprinkle, while others like the force of their water to mimic the bottom of an overflowing waterfall. No matter your preferred water pressure, any sudden changes or loss of pressure sparks signs of concern.
Reduced water pressure indicates a problem somewhere along the pipelines and in the pump system. It commonly occurs from blocked pipes, broken pumps, and leaks. Getting your plumbing checked when your water pressure changes first begin can save you from future damages from underlying problems. On top of improving your plumbing, getting the issue fixed promptly means quickly returning to a water pressure you enjoy.
If you encounter these home plumbing problems, don’t ignore them. Contact Allegiance’s plumbing services. We’ll help you fix any issues, prevent further damage from escalated problems, and maintain your home in top shape.