The plumbing around your home is one part of the house that cannot wait to have repairs done. Waiting for plumbing repairs is a gamble, and you could end up with a major problem very quickly if you aren't careful. Even the most minor issues can quickly become a big problem for you, as a plumbing concern is unpredictable. If you aren't sure if you should have your plumbing repaired around your home, there are signs to watch out for that would indicate an issue. Read on for some of these signs.
1. Gurgling Noises In Your Basins
If you hear gurgling noises in your drains after you have turned off the water, or after you have flushed a toilet, this is a sure sign of a plumbing issue that needs attention right away. This could indicate a clog that could very quickly clog further and cause a backup in your home. A backup in your drains means the water and waste is no longer able to get through the drain pipe and to the main sewer line, so the only way it can go is back into your home. Consider how much water and waste may be in your pipes right now, then consider it all coming back up through the drains in your home. It could be a major disaster.
2. Leaks Around Faucet Handles
A minor leak around a faucet handle can become a big problem if not repaired, as the water will eventually eat away at the faucet handle. Once it eats it away, the water coming through will be much more than a minor trickle—it will be a lot of water pouring out of the handle. Before too long, the faucet will be completely unusable and you'll need a new one altogether. Have that minor leak repaired before you have this issue.
3. Slow Draining
If you have slow draining water or waste in your sink, tubs, or toilets, you may have a clog that needs some attention. Even though the water and waste are going down, if it's slowly moving, it needs to be repaired before you end up with a problem.
If you notice any of these signs, you should hire a plumber to take a look at your drains and your plumbing concerns before your minor repairs become costly repairs for you. Call a plumber for more information about residential plumbing system repair.