Homeowners don't need to be concerned about their plumbing systems as long as everything is working fine. However, you should be on the lookout for the signs of plumbing problems. Catching plumbing issues early can help you avoid expensive repairs and replacements. Discussed in this article are some clear-cut signs that you need plumbing services.

Reduced Water Pressure

Unless your water supplier is experiencing an issue, low water pressure is enough to call a plumber. Reduced water pressure can happen due to any of these reasons.

  • Failing pressure regulator
  • Clogged pipes
  • Corroded pipes
  • Faulty fixture
  • Leaking pipes

You might not know the cause until you call a plumber to inspect your plumbing system. Don't ignore low water pressure, as it might be a sign of a deeper problem. 

Slow Drains

Dealing with slow draining sinks can be frustrating, especially when cleaning dishes. Surprisingly, slow drains only happen when your pipes are clogged, or the sewer tank is full. While you might try to pour hot water, you still need to have the problem checked by a plumber. The plumber should clear the clog and check for other issues that might be interfering with your drains.

You're Installing a Major Appliance or Fixture

Most homeowners are always tempted to go the DIY route when installing major appliances in their kitchen or bathroom. While it might seem cheap, you can damage the appliance or make costly mistakes. The best thing is to call a certified plumber to help you with the installation. Some appliances that require professional installation include:

  • Water heater
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

Other than electrical appliances, you should enlist the help of a professional plumber when installing bidets, sinks, faucets, bathtubs, flushing cisterns, and urinals.

Signs of Water Damage

Water damage can leave you in a mess if you don't spot or address it early enough. Unless you are prepared to deal with structural damage, you should call a plumber to check what's causing the water damage. It could be a leaky pipe, sewer backup, floodwater, or a faulty sump pump. These are the tell-tale signs of water damage in your home.

  • Dark or wet spots
  • Damp, or moldy smell
  • Cracking, flaking, or bubbling paint
  • Pooling water
  • Sounds of running water

Discolored Water

If you notice the water coming from your taps or faucets has a color, call the plumber to conduct an inspection. Discolored water can be caused by corroded pipes, dirty water tanks, or a water heater problem. Your plumber can address the issue by changing the pipes or flushing the water tank.