Warning Signs you have a Plumbing Emergency on your Hands

We’ve probably all experienced a time when your plumbing went haywire and you had no idea what to do to fix it. Maybe you had trouble with the kitchen sink, or your toilet started acting up, no matter the case you probably needed some professional help. Today we’re going to give you a few warning signs to look for so you know when it’s time to call for emergency plumbing help! 

Warning Sign 1: A bad smell

If you walk around your house a notice there seems to be an unpleasant odor swimming about, then you may want to keep your senses heightened. A sewage odor in your home can be a great sign that somethings up with your plumbing. If you start smelling this then it’s possible that a trap has run dry or a vent line has cracked. These normally work to carry the sewer water smell up and out of your home, but when something goes wrong it can leave your home smelling horrible. Tracking down where exactly this problem is springing from can be difficult and would require a professional’s help to ensure more damage isn’t done in the process. 

Warning Sign 2: Weak water flow around the house 

If you find that there are multiple faucets around your house that seem to hardly put out water when turned on, then you may have a problem on your hands. Water pressure can be tricky and if you find that it’s much lower than normal, or possibly non-existent in multiple places in your home then there’s a bigger problem causing this. The problem is likely that the distribution of your water normally has been interrupted, causing it to flow weakly in places around your home. This may be caused by a problem in the water main, in the water heater, or a leak in the supply lines. These problems can be pretty serious and can become costly to your home if not handled correctly and quickly. 

Warning Sign 3: A spike in your water bill

If you find that your water bill has gone up significantly, but you feel that nothing you’re doing has changed then you may have a problem. A spike in your water bill not caused by you or your family may be the result of a silent problem with your plumbing you’re unaware of. Before contacting a plumber for emergency help make sure you review your usage and be certain it’s not you or your family. Once you’ve ruled that out you may find things like a running toilet are taking up large amounts of water. Leaks within your plumbing system may be causing a spike in what you’re paying, so it’s important to jump on it as soon as possible and save yourself the trouble and money that it’s causing. 

Overall, your plumbing may be a tricky thing to pay close attention to, but if you find yourself with any of these warning signs you’ll know you may have a problem on your hands. Give us a call at Miller’s if you’d like to discuss other possible warning signs you may have within your home. Or call us if you have a plumbing emergency so that you can get the professional help you need! Don’t ignore the signs, stop the problem before it becomes too costly or causes too much damage in your home! Stay safe and call Miller’s today!  (804) 758-4314

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