Some types of plumbing issues are emergencies, and there is limited if any advanced notice of the problem. A good example of this is a burst water line into a Dracut, MA home due to freezing temperatures, which is not uncommon in the cold winter months if the power goes out.
Other types of problems with the system are not emergencies, and they tend to develop slowly over time. Often the homeowner fails to see the early signs of these problems, and it is not until there is a significant leak or a problem with the system that the homeowner calls in a professional plumber to fix the issue.
Drains that slowly empty from sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers and the washer and dishwasher are often a sign of a problem in a single part of the plumbing in Dracut, MA system in the home. When more than one of these drains or all of the drains slow down, it is more likely to be a problem with the sewer line from the home to the main sewer pipe.
Early clearing of clogs or buildup in the system can prevent more costly repairs. Calling a plumber before the problem gets worse also makes the repair faster and easier.
Water Stains and Moldy Odors
In and around drains, on walls behind sinks, tubs or showers or water stains in the basement from the upper level of the house are signs of leaking pipes or fixtures. Moldy odors, even if water stains are not visible, should be a clear indication of a problem somewhere in the home.
Sounds of Water Running
An overlooked issue with a more significant type of leak in a Dracut, MA home is the sound of water running in pipes or gurgling noises even if there are no taps on in the house. This may indicate a leak in the plumbing systems in the slab, which can have an impact on the home’s foundational structure.