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Plumbing systems in your home are one of the most important components in any building, and that means they should never be overlooked!

Even if you’re not sure what kind of problems your plumbing system may be having, these 7 warning signs will let you know whether it’s time to call a plumber.

1) Leaky Pipes πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”§

One of the most obvious signs that your home’s plumbing is in trouble is when pipes start leaking. This can happen for a number of reasons, but it often indicates that there is too much pressure on the pipes or that they are starting to corrode, causing further damage.

If you notice leaking pipes, it’s important to have them fixed as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your home.

2) Running Toilets 🚽

If you hear water running in your toilet tank, it means that the fill valve isn’t closing properly.

Shockingly, this can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day, making your utility bills higher than they should be. Not only is a running toilet annoying, but it’s also energy inefficient.

3) Slow Draining Pipes πŸ’§

Everyone has experienced a slow draining pipe before. Whether it’s a flooding sink, or the bathtub not draining quickly enough. This specific issue is very common and can be caused by a number of things, such as a clog in the pipe or a blockage further down the line.

If you notice that your drains are starting to drain slower than usual, it’s important to take action right away. Excess water can lead to flooding and other damage, so it’s best to call a plumber as soon as possible.

4) Rusty Fixtures πŸ”¨

Whenever you’re dealing with plumbing there is always the possibility of potential rusting. This is caused by corrosion on the pipes that were oxidized by the water over time.

The best practice is to call a professional to replace the corroding pipes. This all depends on the extent of the damage.

5) Cloudy Water πŸ’­

Cloudy water can be caused by a number of things, including mineral buildup, sediment in the pipes, or even bacteria.

In the case of cloudy or colored water, it’s critical to reach out to a trained plumbing professional to take a look. It’s also recommended to get routine in-home water safety tests to protect you and your household.

6) Plumbing Smells πŸ‘ƒ

If you’re noticing foul smells coming from your plumbing it’s usually caused by excessive build-up of foreign debris in the piping.

Everything from hair, dirt, care products, bacteria, and more can cause offensive smells.

7) Unusual Sounding Pipes 🦻

Loud banging or hammering in your plumbing is usually caused by water pressure issues, or when valves are shut off suddenly.

Having these inconsistencies can cause issues long-term with the efficiency of your home’s plumbing systems.


If you’re having plumbing issues, reach out to us at JMS Plumbing & Heating.

Contact us here, or give us a call at (603) 661-7632.