Even if you aren’t currently in the midst of a plumbing crisis, you should consider calling a plumber from Adeedo! about once a year to check out your pipes and make sure that everything is in order. Plumbers are like doctors for your home and sometimes you need a check-up to detect potential problems before they become serious. In fact, you might want to take advantage of our Happy Home Club…
Look for signs of leaks in exposed pipes.
Be on the lookout for pipes that run through the walls or the foundation of your home. Signs of a plumbing leak include puddles of water and watermarks.
Test the water pressure.
Water pressure is the force the water comes out of your sink faucets and shower heads. Low water pressure can be a sign of sediment build-up in the faucet or shower.
Look for signs of corrosion in the pipes.
Corrosion of pipes can cause leaks. It may also be a sign of a problem with the water line.
Check each sink, shower and tub drain for the speed of drainage.
Our plumbers know that slow drainage usually indicates a clog in the drain or a blocked vent pipe. Your drains should have a full swirl when draining. If bubbles appear when water is draining, this is usually a sign of a problem. If there are gurgling sounds, there may be venting problems.
Check the flushing handle and inside parts of the toilets.
Flush each toilet to make sure that it is flushing properly. Check the parts inside the tank of each toilet to see if any parts are broken, rusted, or missing. Make sure the toilet water does not continue to run after flushing and make sure there is no sign of water on the floor around the toilet.
Look for cracked tiles in the shower, around sinks, or near water pipes in the home.
Loose or hollow tiles can be an indication that there is, or was, a leak that has caused rotting underneath or behind the tile. Water that goes through the cracks will look like a plumbing leak on the ceiling below.
Look inside the burner chamber of your home’s water heater.
See if there are any flakes of rust inside the chamber. Also, check the flame of the water heater, which should be a blue color with no signs of yellow in the flame. If you see a yellow color, this may mean that the jets need to be cleaned out.