Your home’s plumbing is a very complex system of pipes and faucets that provide water and other necessities to your home. When plumbing fails, this can be both an expensive and very frustrating experience. Most of the frustration usually stems from the fact that you as a homeowner did not know that there was a problem with your plumbing until it was far too late. Instead of dialing for a plumber while a burst pipe begins to flood your living room, know the signs that your pipes under the house may be failing.
Constant Backups and Blockages
If you are always having to reach for the toilet plunger or clean up an overflowing toilet then you may have some failed plumbing going on behind the scenes. Regular backups are usually caused by a blockage in the sewage line, so there could be a problem in the mainline. If you are seeing backups from more than one drain, this is most likely the case.
Sewer odor and mold growth seem to go hand in hand. If you find yourself smelling pungent odors coming from the drains then you should know that mold growth is most likely nearby.
Mold Is a pest that grows easily, especially if there are higher than average humidity levels involved. If you have a cracked pipe behind the wall, this is the perfect place for a mold problem to begin. If you notice mold growth in any part of your house, then call a local plumber, because you have a failing pipe or sewage problem.
We have all been in the situation where a sink or tub decides to drain a lot slower than it normally would. Most people reach straight for the pipe snake or Drano to solve this problem. Sometimes, they are lucky and the solution works, other times, there are deeper problems.
This problem could be a symptom of a forming blockage or failing copper pipe that has contracted and created a small opening for water and other materials to drain from.
Note: We do not recommend using chemical drain cleaners to solve a slow drain. These chemicals can sit in your pipes and eat away at the material. Call a local plumber to help get this type of problem solved.
Extra Green Patches of Grass
As much as we would all love to have a beautiful lawn, spotting an extra green or lush patch of grass in your yard could actually be due to a sewage leak. Sewage acts as a fertilizer, so leakage from the main line could result in an extra green coloring of areas on your lawn.
Worried About Your Plumbing? Call Plumbing Dynamics
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or other symptoms of failed plumbing, then it is time to call in the professionals. Only a professional Carrollton plumber can help you determine what is wrong with your plumbing and how to best fix it. Plumbing Dynamics is a local Carrollton plumbing company that has years of experience with numerous plumbing issues.
Don’t let a plumbing problem become a surprise plumbing emergency. Give us a call today if you are concerned about what is going on underneath your home.