Plumbing problems affect every home at some point. Issues such as slow drains, leaks, and low water pressure are not only annoying but often indicate a more serious problem in the plumbing system. When you know the signs of a potential plumbing problem, you can call a professional at the first indication of trouble. Below are some of the most common signs it’s time to call a plumber.

Sudden Drop of Water Pressure

With low water pressure, showers are weak and faucets in the home don’t put out sufficient water. A pipe obstruction or leak is likely the cause of a sudden drop in water pressure. Call a plumber for an inspection to determine the cause and make repairs.

Call a Plumber for Appliance Installations

Installing a new water heater or kitchen appliance requires professional service. Renovations and installations in the kitchen may require permits, relocating fixtures or supply lines, and other work beyond the capabilities of a homeowner. Hire a plumber to install your new appliance to make sure it is done correctly.

Call a Plumber for Burst Pipes

Burst pipes occur during the winter when the water inside them freezes, which often causes water damage. Call a plumber if you suspect that a pipe has burst because the water won’t turn on. A burst pipe will need to be repaired by a professional.

Sewer Odors

Do you smell a strange odor in your house? If this odor smells like a sewer, you have a problem on your hands. Sewer odors seeping into the home may mean that the vent stack is broken and it’s no longer ventilating odors away from the home. You’ll need a plumber to fix this.

Call a Plumber to Fix Leaks

Pipe deterioration due to age or wear and tear often causes plumbing leaks. Even small leaks cause major trouble and need proper attention from a plumber. Call a plumber when you notice water damage from a plumbing leak or a spike in your water bill.

The signs it’s time to call a plumber listed above are a few on a long list of many that shouldn’t be ignored. Calling a plumber at the first sign of trouble minimizes further damage. Plumbers have the skills, tools, and expertise to repair the issue.

Reifsteck Home Inspections provides home inspection services to Champaign, Illinois, and the surrounding area. Contact us to schedule an inspection for your new home.