Leaking Pipes and Slow Drains: Is It Time for a Whole House Plumbing Inspection?

You've noticed that your plumbing system is not working as well as it used to. Perhaps the faucets in your kitchen and bathrooms leak constantly. Or maybe your drains are slower than ever. If you suspect that something might be wrong with your home, it may be time for a whole house plumbing inspection. Below are a few symptoms of a potentially major problem with your plumbing.

Slow Drain

Sometimes, slow drains can be caused by a simple clog that you can easily remove yourself. However, if none of your methods work, you may have a more fundamental problem. Slow-emptying drains can indicate that you have a broken pipe or that water may be stagnating in your main drain.

Multiple Dripping Faucets

While some issues with dripping faucets you can attempt to fix yourself, leaky faucets can signal a major problem with your plumbing. Multiple leaky faucets may indicate that you have an issue with a broken pipe or a water pressure problem.

Clogged Toilets

A clogged drain may not be a major problem, but if you have multiple clogged drains, it's likely time for a whole house plumbing inspection. If you have a clogged drain, you may have a problem with the main sewer line that connects your home sewer to the city sewer. Sewer lines can deteriorate, and if you don't take care of the issue, you may end up needing to repair or replace your sewer line entirely.

Pipe Noises

If you hear noises in your pipes when you run your shower, sink or appliances that use water, you definitely want to call in a plumber. Any of the possible reasons behind these noises are problematic: an overly pressurized pipe, loose pipe system valves or too high water pressure. If you have loose support straps and high water pressure, you could be facing a pipe leak that could damage your home significantly.

What is a whole house plumbing inspection? Ragsdale plumbers know that multiple plumbing issues can build up over time, sometimes compounding one another until you have a severe problem. Here are some of the areas that can be monitored with a whole house plumbing inspection:

  • Water heaters

  • Garbage disposal

  • Showers and bathtubs

  • Toilets

  • Sink faucets

  • Dishwasher

  • Water pressure

  • Sewer lines

As you can see, a Ragsdale whole house plumbing inspection ensures that we'll find the root of your problem, wherever it might be. Discovering a plumbing issue before it becomes a major problem will save you money and headaches down the road.

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