How do you know it’s time to call a plumber? Plumbing problems can start to show themselves in a variety of ways, but there are few subtle signs to look out for.
Water Bill Spike
I recommend taking a good look at your water bill each time you get it to make sure there hasn’t been a major increase. Typically, we see spikes as a result of water running excessively somewhere in the home.
Toilets are a big potential problem. If you flush the toilet, and the water continues to fill the tank, it could cause your bill to rise significantly. It’s smart to have a plumber out to test whether or not the water is passing at the appropriate rate.
You may also have drippy faucets or pipes in crawlspaces that are losing water. So if you see a sudden rise in your water bill, check your toilets and faucets, and then give us a call.
Water pressure changes are another sign that there could be a potential problem ahead. We get calls from clients who say everything was working one day and then they lost pressure or that it suddenly became really strong. Those kinds of changes can be extremely problematic to your system, so I encourage you to call a plumber.
If you’re on city water and you start to see a change in your water color, it could be something going on with the water heater. It’s an indication that something might be happening within in the tank, and it’s important to have a professional evaluate it.
These are just a few signs that you might need professional plumbing help. We’re always happy to come out to your home and see what we can do to get your system back to normal. Just give us a call at 610-444-3333.