If the kitchen is the heart of your house, regular repair and maintenance are like blood circulation. In simple terms, to ensure that you, your family, and your property stay healthy, you must pay attention to the silent signs you need a plumber, especially if these point to plumbing problems.
As you might already know, damp and dark areas are ideal for mold and mildew. Thus, leaking kitchen faucets and pipes can allow the fungus to grow, which further causes serious health issues. Not to mention, the pitter-patter coming from the kitchen faucet is also troublesome.
So, learning about the warning signs will ensure that you contact the professionals immediately and prevent any possible damage to your health and property.
At least once every month, you should take a look at the pipes under the kitchen sink. If you observe discoloration, particularly around a union- it is your sign to contact a plumber right away. Discoloration implies moisture presence, which can cause pest infestation.
The moisture might be caused by a dripping sink, drain line, or slow supply line leak. A plumber will help repair the supply line and dripping issues before your space turns into a big mess.
A basic plumbing rule is that every drain needs a trap and vent. Traps help prevent sewer gas from entering the house. The vent channels the foul odor up to the roof. This ensures that your house, especially the kitchen and bathroom, smells fresh.
If you smell sewer odor in your house, it may be because the vent line has a crack or the trap has run dry. Also, tracking vent lines is quite challenging as often enclosed into the walls. So, to eliminate the foul odor, you must seek help from professionals.
Weak Water Flow
Another sign of plumbing issues is low water pressure or slow stream. If the pressure is low only at one location, it is probably due to a faucet aerator or clogged inlet screen. However, if it’s occurring in several spots, it is a matter of grave concern.
In such a scenario, the problem is generally with the supply line, hot water heater, or water mains. Thus, you must hurry to make the necessary repairs.
A slow drain is one of the most common issues and can be repaired simply by removing the items causing clogging. In the kitchen, these items are generally food waste. On the other hand, in the bathroom, it is caused by hair binds or soap scum.
Cleaning a mere clog is quite easy. But if you find yourself doing so on a regular basis and throughout the home, it could be due to any major issue, particularly related to sewer lines. Therefore, it would be wise to contact professionals before your kitchen or bathroom gets flooded.
Wrapping It All Up!
These are some of the signs you must pay attention to, and contact a plumber as soon as you notice them. It will ensure that your kitchen (and even other areas with possible plumbing issues) stay clean and protected.