A healthy and functional plumbing system is vital for everyday comfort and convenience. While major plumbing problems are a clear sign that you need help, it’s also important to recognize that smaller changes in your plumbing’s performance could signal the need for professional repair. By addressing issues while they are minor, you’ll save money, stress, and time by reducing the amount of effort required to make repairs and preventing a major plumbing emergency from ever occurring.
Your Water Pressure Has Dropped
Water pressure refers to the force of water as it flows through your pipes; low water pressure can make getting enough water to wash, clean, or cook more difficult, and may affect your comfort while bathing. Temporary changes in water pressure are often attributable to changes caused by your municipal water supplier; however, a consistent decrease in water pressure over time is a sign of a building problem in your plumbing, often due to mineral deposits from hard water, which narrow supply pipes and cause corrosion and leaks over time. These changes affect the amount of water that reaches your faucets and fixtures, and often mean that your plumbing may have one or more hidden leaks that you have not yet noticed. Calling your plumbing repair service to evaluate your water pressure and find the cause of its changes can help you head off water damage, water waste, and other issues associated with leaky and aging plumbing.
Your Lawn Seems Spongy
A spongy lawn is a secondary sign of a sewer line leak. When your sewer line develops cracks or has been infiltrated by roots, the breaches in the sides of the pipe allow wastewater to leak into your yard, resulting in a soft or spongy feel when you walk across it. Other lawn changes that could indicate a sewage line leak include isolated areas of intense green or landscaping overgrowth, which occur because of the additional water supply available in the affected portion of your yard. Even if you haven’t noticed any changes in home drainage or have not seen any other signs of a sewer backup, a wet or spongy lawn that isn’t associated with recent rainfall should be brought to the attention of your plumber.
You’ve Discovered a Mold or Pest Problem
Mold and pests are attracted to your home by the presence of a safe and supportive environment, which includes readily available water. If you have found a mold or pest problem, it’s definitely time to call your plumber to determine whether a leak or other issue is providing a source of water and how to eliminate it. Dealing with mold or pests without addressing the underlying source of their water supply will only treat the problem temporarily; more likely than not, you’ll experience a recurrence because your home still provides a beneficial environment. The very best way to ensure that your mold or pest problem won’t return is to schedule plumbing repair along with mold remediation or pest control.
Our Tampa Bay plumbing repair service is available 24/7 to help you address everything from slow drains and clogged garbage disposals to water heater breakdowns and sewage backups. If you’d like to find out more about our plumbing services and solutions, please stop by our website for a complete listing of our plumbing options and products. You can also find more tips and information on our blog to help you spot potential plumbing problems early for simpler and less costly repairs.