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7 Small Plumbing Issues That Can Become Big Problems

Monday, September 11th, 2023 at 11:00 am

When you’re a homeowner, your list of things to stay on top of is long. We know how much there is to do and how easy it is to overlook small things that aren’t causing any problems right now. However, the keywords here are “right now.” Just because a tiny problem isn’t causing chaos doesn’t mean it should be completely dismissed.

When it comes to your DuPont, WA home’s pipes and plumbing, what might seem like a minor inconvenience right now has the capacity to escalate into a costly, major repair. To avoid future disasters down the line, it’s wise to call for plumbing service before they worsen.

Here are seven plumbing problems that you shouldn’t ignore.

1. Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is something that’s easy to grumble about whenever you’re taking a shower and then forget about it until the next day. However, low water pressure in your home’s plumbing can indicate a leak somewhere in the system, and leaks are something you don’t want to get out of hand.

2. Constant Clogs

You’ve tried a drain snake on a stubborn clog and maybe even used some big box store drain cleaners (which we never recommend). Perhaps the issue was fixed temporarily but came back again after days or weeks. Avoid a major backup or complete clog by calling us for drain cleaning services that’ll take care of those persistent clogs once and for all.

3. High Water Bills

If you notice a dramatic increase in your water bills with no correlation in usage, this could be the sign of anything from a running toilet to a major leak. It’s always best to call us if you notice your water bills are out of control.

4. Leaky Faucet Heads

If water is leaking from your faucet heads, you might think it’s okay since it’s not leaking anywhere else. But not only will this cause you to pay more than you should for water, it’s wasting water and that’s environmentally unsound. You also don’t want a small leak to become a major one. 

5. Loud Pipes

If your pipes have a loud, noticeable rumbling, it might not just be a quirk of your home. Rattling pipes can indicate issues with water flow and, if left ignored, can eventually lead to unstable pipes. Parts may come loose, resulting in water leaks, and the overall integrity of your pipes can be at risk.

6. Smelly Drains

Your drains shouldn’t be stinky and if they are, that’s a problem. Don’t try to make do with air fresheners. If you notice unusual smells such as mold, mildew, sewage, food waste, decay, or rotten eggs, it could be anything from a clog that’s growing bigger and bigger to a sewer problem. 

7. Wet Areas In Your Yard

If it hasn’t been raining and you notice a huge puddle in sporadic areas of your lawn, this could be a sign of a sewer leak, especially if those areas of grass are particularly green and vibrant. 

For professional plumbing services in DuPont, WA, contact Brooks Plumbing Co. today!

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