Sometimes when things go wrong at home, we can fix them ourselves. Other times, we know we need professional help. And other times still, we just aren’t sure which is better, which is why we put together 3 things that definitely require a professional!
Plumbing emergencies are never fun, but if you know what to watch for, you might be able to avoid some! Rather than wait for your living room to become an indoor swimming pool, it may be a good idea to call the pros if you notice any of these three plumbing issues in your home!
Discolored Water, Weird Odors
Tap water isn’t regarded as the best source of water by many people, but it is actually meant to be very clean! If you notice any sort of discoloration in your water it could be one of a few things. The most common, assuming just the hot water is discolored, is an issue with the hot water heater. However, the gross, and harder to fix cause could be a backflow problem. Backflow problems happen when your potable water supply is polluted by a sewer or other unsavory water source. If you notice discoloration from hot and cold taps, along with a strange smell, call a plumber right away!
Issues With Water Pressure
If your water pressure is abruptly cycling between strong and weak flow, this can be a sign of clogged pipes or possibly a break in your water line. These issues can lead to serious damages if not caught before a serious bust. Locate the water shut off valve for your home, in case something does burst, and then call a plumber to find the source of lost pressure!
If areas of your floor have risen or sunken in, this can indicate a variety of things. However, one of the most common is slab leaks. It can also be cause by shifting soil around your foundation from prolonged rain or drought. Neither option is great, so be sure to call a professional to get the proper diagnosis!