The pipe is something of a building block in any plumbing system, perhaps the most fundamental of all components within such systems. With that in mind, it should go without saying that problems with the pipes in your home can be extremely detrimental to both your convenience and to your property itself. The threat of piping problems is compounded by the fact that so much of your piping system is hidden away behind the walls and beneath the floors of your home. There are, however, plenty of warning signs that may alert you to the development of a problem with your piping system in Vancouver, BC. Review the following information, and schedule your piping services with the professionals at Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber.
Banging or Clanging
You may have an older home, and it is possible that you’ve always had some noise coming from the pipes therein. However, any such issues really ought to be evaluated by a trained, professional plumber. Sure, it may be the case that there is just a bit of air in the pipes, but even this should be addressed by a qualified individual. It is also possible that your pipes have worked free of their mountings, and the continual vibrations and banging against other surfaces can lead to damages. Remember that there is no such thing as a piping problem “minor” enough to ignore.
Signs of Leaks
Another reason to contact a piping professional is if you notice any signs of leaks in your home. This may be something very obvious, such as exposed pipes that are quite rusted, or signs of water damage throughout the house. It may be something a bit less obvious, though, such as water bills climbing gradually higher. Whatever the case may be, you must have any leaking pipes handled by a professional plumber as soon as possible.
Have you noticed that your water is a bit…gritty? Have you removed a shower head to inspect low water flow, and found it clogged with sediment? If you have a damaged pipe supplying any plumbing fixture in your home, then water may pick up sediment in its travels. Of course, you could also just have hard water in your home, which is another issue entirely—though also one that a trained professional can help you to resolve. Whatever concerns you have with the piping on your property, we’re the plumbers to call for swift, successful solutions.