Common Signs of Plumbing Problems



Have you ever heard a funny noise or noticed water in places that it shouldn’t be? Plumbing systems can be tricky to understand and equally tricky to fix, so if you think you have a plumbing problem, trust our plumbing repair experts to assess and correct the situation. Here are some common signs of plumbing problems:

When you flush your toilet…

Your tub or shower drain gurgles.

This could mean you have a blockage in one of your vent lines. The job of the vent lines is to equalize drain pressure and expel potentially dangerous gasses. When there’s a blockage, however, the air that is normally supposed to be pulled through the vent can’t be pulled properly and it looks for another opening to do so – in this case, your tub or shower drain.

It frequently backs up.

If you flush your toilet and it seems to back up on a regular basis, it may be a sign that your septic tank is full and needs to be emptied. In another scenario, tree roots may have grown into your pipes and could be causing a blockage.

When you turn on your faucet…

There’s a screeching, rattling, or bubbling sound.

This could mean that you have a crack or break in a water pipe and it’s letting in pockets of air. It’s best to call our plumbing repair experts before the problem gets worse.

Your water drains slowly.

If your water drains slower than usual, you can probably fix the problem (which is most likely a simple clog) on your own, with a natural drain cleaner. If that doesn’t work, however, you may need our help to professionally remove your clog.

When you turn off your faucet…

There’s a “hammering” noise.

This noise can mean that your air chambers have failed. When you turn off your faucet, the fast-moving water that was rushing through your pipes comes to a sudden halt. When you have a properly working air chamber, it will compress when you turn off the faucet and lessen the sudden halt of water. An air chamber that is water-logged can make a loud sound.

When you run your washing machine…

Water backs up into your shower or tub.

If you notice water in your tub or shower when you do laundry, this could mean you have a sewer problem. Your water may have nowhere to go and may be following another drain line (in this case, your shower or tub) in order to escape. This could also happen to your toilets.

You notice water leaks…

Whether it’s a leaky faucet, water heater pipe, toilet, or another plumbing fixture, the best thing to do is call our plumbing repair experts. We can tell you why your fixture is leaking and what you can do to fix it.

Have a plumbing problem that’s not on our list? Let us know so we can add it!

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