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5 Signs Your Home is Due for a Plumbing Inspection

Your plumbing system needs to be in good working order. A problem with your plumbing could result in significant damage to your home. Whether you’re buying a home or notice a problem with you existing home, it may be time for a plumbing inspection. Here are some of the things that may warrant you getting a plumbing inspection sooner rather than later.

 

Constantly Running Water Meter

A constantly running water meter indicates that you have pipe leaking somewhere in your home. The best case scenario is that the pipe broke somewhere that isn’t causing damage to your home. Another downside to this situation is that it’s costing you a significant amount of money. Even a slow leak will start to add up over time.

 

Low Water Pressure

Having low water pressure in your home could be for a variety of issues. The water heater could be on its last leg. Another problem could be that your pipes are clogged and about to break. Perform a plumbing inspection so that you can determine the cause of your low water pressure.

 

Brown Water Issues

If you turn on your faucet and see brown water, this is likely due to corrosion in your pipes. This is more common if you have galvanized pipes in your home. The problem with this type of plumbing is that it rusts from the inside out. You might not notice a problem until it’s too late.

 

Water Stains Inside

You may notice water stains in your bathroom. This may not be much cause for concern since the bathroom is a fairly wet room. Water stains under your sink or around the tub area may be cause for some concern. Consider having a bathroom plumber out to check on the situation to make sure that it’s not indicative of a more serious issue.

 

Bulging Pipes

Your pipes and hoses for the clothes washer should never bulge. If you notice this happening anywhere in your home, a disaster may be eminent. The pipe or hose itself will have to be replaced. A plumbing inspection will reveal if there are other areas of concern in your home.

 

If you enjoy having water in your home, you need to maintain your plumbing system. All pipes and other aspects of the system will need to be replaced at some point. Some pipes are designed to last longer than others. Stay vigilant so that you can prevent a disaster from happening in your home.

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