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7 Signs You Need to Call a Plumber Right Away!

1. Slow Drainage

If the water in your sink, toilet, bathtub, shower takes longer than usual to drain, or if it doesn't drain at all; this is an obvious indicator that you have a stoppage somewhere in your drain line. If the stoppage is in your kitchen sink, it's likely due to a mixture of grease and leftover food that hardens overtime, preventing water flow. In bathrooms, it is usually hair and products that run down with water and form a ball in the line.

2. Backflow

Backflow problems can lead to secondary damages like ruined flooring, soiled carpets and upholstery, even your rugs can become damaged. The overflowing of the sink or the return of bad smelling water is termed as back-flowing of the water. This usually happens when there's a sudden change in the water flow, causing the reversing of water up the drain.

3. Poor Water Pressure

If despite revolving the faucet handle several times, the water pressure is still very poor, this is an indication that there could be some gunk in the aerator of the faucet that is holding back the majority of the water it filters out. Though it may seem like a simple process, you may end up damaging the interiors of the faucet pipe by poking holes in it or trying to clean it yourself. This could cause your faucet to leak or worse.

4. Bad Odors

The release of foul smelling odor into the house is a sign that your valve isn't performing well and needs a repair or to be replaced. Since you can't DIY that, we suggest you call in some professional help before your entire house smells like rotten eggs!

5. Gurgling of Water

The gurgling of water can usually be heard when running the dishwasher or laundry or using the restroom. The noise is the result of water being trapped in the faucet. This happens when something in the drain is causing it to become clogged. It also happens when the draining system is trying to reach for some air. If you don’t immediately turn off the water when this happens, it can all back up into the house.

6. Running Water Sounds

If you hear the water running from the back of the walls, even when no one is using the restroom or kitchen, it is a sign that there is a leak somewhere. Ideally, you shouldn’t be able to hear it run because it means it is going somewhere. Unless you wish to pay $500.00 extra on your water bill, you need to get in touch with a plumber ASAP to get the problem fixed.

7. No Water

Do you run out of water in your home once in a while, or maybe even often? If the water isn't coming out of the faucet, it has to be going somewhere else, right? You may have water leaking elsewhere in your home without even knowing it! Since most pipes either run behind the walls or underground, it's often difficult to determine the location of the leak. This is when leak detection would be needed in order to diagnose, call a plumber who is trained to use this equipment, like the technicians at U.S. Plumbing and Rooter!

We hope these tips help you prepare and prevent a major plumbing disaster in your home, but if they happen call us right away!

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