How Do I Know If My Plumbing Is Bad

It is always a good idea to get ahead of a plumbing issue before it becomes a worse problem. Small leaks or other plumbing problems can become major emergencies faster than you think. These kinds of emergencies can lead to water damage or even flood damage, which can wreak havoc on both your home and your health. Not only that, but you could end up spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars more on your utility bills on water you’re not using.

What follows is a list of signs that may indicate your plumbing is going or has gone bad. If you notice any of these signs with your plumbing, you should schedule an appointment with a professional plumber to have them take a look.

Our team at Plumbing by Jake has many years of experience, and we can diagnose and fix your problem in no time. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (928) 377-5910 to schedule a service or for more information.

Your Water Bill Is Enormous

One of the first indicators that you may have a plumbing problem is that your water bill is astronomically high. If you’ve double-checked the itemized list of costs and you can’t figure out why your bill is so high, your taps may be the problem.

Even a slow drip can seem like nothing right now, but add up all those extra drips in your average day, then week, then month, and it’s easy to see why your bill is skyrocketing – especially if you’re experiencing leaks from multiple faucets, or if it seems like your toilet is constantly running.

Paint Bubbling Up on Your Ceiling and/or Walls

Has the paint on your ceiling or walls started to bubble up or peel? Have you noticed odd brown spots appearing on your ceiling or walls out of nowhere? This is almost always a sign that moisture is coming from somewhere it shouldn’t. Usually, this means that either you have a leak in your roof, or there’s an issue with your plumbing system.

Our team at Plumbing by Jake can check it out for you and determine the root cause. From there, we can offer you advice on what to do next to take care of the problem.

Strange Sounds

If you hear strange sounds coming out of your faucet, this is definitely a sign that something is wrong. Different issues cause different sounds but ultimately, if your faucet is making any sound other than water coming from it, this is a sign that there is air in the pipes and that you need a plumber to investigate the issue.

Strange Smells

If you smell something funky coming out of your drain, the reason for this could be something mild or more serious, depending on what’s causing the odor. Most times, if the smell is coming from your sink, this means you probably have debris clogging the drain and rotting in it. A thorough pipe cleaning should take care of this problem.

However, if the smell is more like rotten eggs or raw sewage, then this may indicate a more serious problem wherein you may have a blocked drain vent. This means that sewer gas can climb back up into your pipes and escape through your plumbing. If you have this odor and your pipes frequently clog, you may have damage to your sewer line. This is a good time to call in a plumber to find and fix what’s wrong.

Unexpected Greenery

This is one of those “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is” situations. If you notice one area of your lawn looks especially healthy, this may be a sign of disaster. A leaky sewer drain may be great for your lawn because it is a continuous source of water for your grass – not so great for you, though.

Sewers can also leak due to invasive tree roots, so if you have trees on your property, they too can cause problems with your plumbing. However, not everything requires the expensive and messy tearing up of your yard to fix the problem. Call our team at Plumbing by Jake, and we’ll advise you of which step you can take next and how we can help.

No Matter the Plumbing Issue, Plumbing by Jake Can Help!

We know that sense of dread you feel when something just isn’t right with your plumbing. It can also cause anxiety in that you’re worried about potential water damage and mold in your home. That’s why our team at Plumbing by Jake treats every plumbing problem seriously. We will try to schedule you as soon as possible and offer you every possible option to fix the problem.

Call us at (928) 377-5910 any time you need us. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week because we know plumbing emergencies don’t wait until it’s a more convenient time. On that same note, don’t wait to take care of a plumbing issue, because it can quickly become an emergency. Call Plumbing by Jake today and worry no longer!