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4 Signs That Your Home’s Pipes Are Wearing Out

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Warning Signs That Your Home's Plumbing Needs Attention

Home maintenance, plumbing problems, and water damage can be some of the most expensive issues to address. As such, it’s important to keep an eye out for signs that your pipes may need attention from an experienced plumber.

Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, understanding what to look out for can save you time and money in the long run. Here are four key warning signs that your home's plumbing needs attention.

1. Unusually High Water Bills

The first sign of trouble with your plumbing is often an unexpectedly high water bill. If your water bills are spiking month after month without any explanation, it could be due to a hidden leak in your home’s plumbing system.

To discover if there isn't a problem with the meter itself, contact your local water provider to get it checked out as soon as possible. If you have leaky pipes, an experienced plumber will also help assess the damage and find leaks around your home using leak detection. In a few simple steps, you can tell if you have a hidden leak causing an unusually high water bill.

2. Unusual Noises

If you start hearing strange noises from pipes in your walls or floors—like creaking, hissing, or banging sounds—this is usually indicative of air getting trapped in the pipes due to a leak somewhere in the system. This trapped air causes pressure imbalances in the system, which can cause noticeable sound disturbances when running water or flushing toilets. Older pipes can be noisy when it’s time to replace them, and a plumber will assist with locating the cause of the noise.

3. Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is one of the most common and clear signs that something might be wrong with your home’s plumbing system – especially if you’ve had a consistent water flow before noticing a change in pressure. The issue could be due to mineral deposits building up inside fixtures over time. Still, more serious issues like pipe corrosion or broken valves could also be at play and should be addressed by a professional plumber as soon as possible.

4. Visible Leaks

Finally, one of the most obvious signs that something is wrong with your home’s plumbing system is if you spot visible leaks inside or outside the house. These leaks should not be taken lightly since they can easily cause costly damage over time if left unchecked. If you notice leaks around your home, locate the main shut-off valve to discontinue the water supply until a plumber arrives.

Let the Pros at A. Fagundes Plumbing & Heating Inc. Take Care of Your Home

Homeowners and renters should always check for signs that their home's plumbing system may need attention from a professional plumber, like our team at A. Fagundes Plumbing & Heating Inc., before small issues become big. If you notice these four warning signs, don’t hesitate to call us at (978) 350-5522. Taking care of these problems now will save you time and money.

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