There might be something wrong with your home's pipes yet you won't know it unless you are aware of the most common signs of Delray Beach pipe repair is necessary. If you are unaware of the telltale signs of plumbing problems, don't feel bad. Aside from visible leaking, most people do not know any of the most common clues that indicate Delray Beach pipe repair or replacement is necessary. Without further ado, let's take a look at these red flags so you can compartmentalize them in your mind and know when the time is right to ask for assistance from our Delray Beach plumbers.
1) Pipe Clogging
The typical clog can be cleared with a plunger or snake yet some pesky clogs require a much more complex approach. Do not fall into the trap of pouring one bottle after another of chemical drain cleaner down the drain in an attempt to clear out clogged pipes. Drain cleaners have toxic chemicals that can easily damage your Delray Beach plumbing. If the clog does not break up after you attempt to clear it with a plunger or snake, reach out to our Delray Beach plumbers for assistance. We will analyze the clog, clear it safely, and get your plumbing back in working order.
2) Murky Water
Contaminated water is a clear sign something is likely wrong with your home's pipes. If you notice your water appears even slightly murkier than it did in days or weeks prior, something is wrong with your plumbing system. There is nothing you can do on your own to improve the clarity and cleanliness of your water. Lean on our Delray Beach plumbing specialists for assistance and we will get your water back to normal. It might be necessary to add a water treatment system such as a water softener or water filtration to minimize the risk of contamination.
3) Water Leaks
You must take water leaks seriously. Otherwise, you might end up with water soaking your home and your belongings. In many cases, merely tightening a connection or changing the washer/gasket will get the job done. However, some water leaks are severe enough to justify the assistance of a professional plumber.
Even a seemingly minor water leak can become a massive problem so do not make the mistake of ignoring it and assuming it will gradually improve. Lean on our Delray Beach plumbers to repair your leaky showerhead, faucet, pipes, or toilet and you will not have to worry about water damage to your home or your plumbing system. The fact that you will conserve water is a bonus.
4) Rich Green or Soggy Patches in Your Yard
If you notice patches of especially green grass or the formation of puddles in your yard, it is an indication there might be a pipe leak. However, there is also a chance that your irrigation system is malfunctioning. Check the irrigation system first. If everything appears fine, there might be a leak in the underground sewer line. If this is the case, the assistance of our experienced Delray Beach plumbers will be necessary. Reach out to us as soon as possible to start the repair process and preserve the integrity of your property.
5) Rust Formation
Pipes extend throughout the majority of your home so you might eventually notice rust in areas where you would not expect it. Rust is a sign of iron in the water. If the water itself is rusty, it is an indication your home has aged pipes that should be replaced sooner rather than later. However, you might also need to replace your water heater. It is even possible your rusty water is unsafe to drink. This is not a time to take a risk. Ask for assistance from our Delray Beach plumbers and we will do everything in our power to restore your water's integrity and cleanliness.
6) An Unexpectedly High Water Bill
If your water bill is a bit higher than it was the month prior, it is nothing to be concerned about. A water bill that is significantly higher even though you did not use much more water is a sign of an underlying problem. The spike might be the result of a hidden pipe leak.
7) Insufficient Water Pressure
Unexpectedly low water pressure is a clue there is a leaky pipe or another plumbing system failure. If the water pressure rapidly decreases, it is much likelier that there is a pipe leak or plumbing system failure.
This is not the type of project you can handle on your own. Reach out to our expert Delray Beach plumbers at (561) 245-7435 and we will perform an in-depth analysis of your home plumbing system as soon as possible.