Sometimes it’s hard to know if your plumbing is working properly. Most homeowners don’t give much thought to their plumbing system as long as the pipes continue to work as they always have. Isn’t it true that what’s out of sight, out of mind? Unfortunately, that is not the best way to handle plumbing issues. Your plumbing system will experience some kind of problem at some point. When this happens, it’s critical that you can fix it quickly by calling a skilled plumber in Burnaby, so you can avoid most of the damage. Here are top signs that it’s time to hire a professional plumber:

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Leaky Faucets

A small leaky faucet may appear to be an insignificant problem that can be fixed with do-it-yourself methods, but it can lead to significant issues such as high water bills and mold growth. A leaking faucet is also an indication of underlying problems with your home’s pipe system, which can become more complicated if neglected for too long.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is one obvious sign that something is wrong with your plumbing system. The two most likely causes are a blockage or a leak. A larger leak or obstruction will cause a drop in water pressure. Consistent water pressure loss indicates an escalating problem. The problem could be a pinhole leak or limescale buildup. A burst pipe is most likely to blame for a sudden drop in water pressure. This plumbing warning sign should never be ignored. As soon as you notice this sign, contact your local plumber in Burnaby.

Strange Noises

If you hear weird sounds emerging from your plumbing, there are a number of potential causes. When you turn on the water, listen carefully for any strange sounds, such as hissing, knocking, or slamming. Your plumber will know which sounds indicate different potential issues, allowing them to quickly determine the source of the problem. 

Toilet Overflow

Because broken toilets are so common, immediate action is needed to reduce wastewater contamination and ensure unrestricted access to restrooms. The toilet is plunged to remove the obstructions that caused it to overflow. However, this will not address the underlying cause of a running toilet. Wait until a professional plumber can diagnose and treat the problem to prevent further damage to your home’s plumbing system.

Water Discoloration

Discolored water is a concern unless you are under a boil order, have safe water, or live in the country. Corrosion in your pipes darkens or blackens the water, depositing rust. Mineral deposits left unchecked can clog pipes, increasing pressure. The pipes were doomed to burst, wreaking havoc. If your pipes show signs of rust or corrosion, contact us right away.

Plumbing problems can be big, scary, and very hard to fix yourself, which is why you should always seek out professional help as soon as you notice one. Getting in touch with a professional Burnaby plumbing service right away can help prevent your problems from getting bigger and more expensive in the future, not to mention potentially dangerous.

At Miller Plumbing & Drainage Ltd., we want to ensure you feel comfortable and confident in your home’s plumbing system. Our experts will inspect your current plumbing situation and advise you on the best course of action. To schedule an appointment, please call us right now.