Moving to a new home can be exciting. However, plumbing problems are one of the most stressful and irritating parts of owning a property. Few plumbing problems show up out of nowhere, while some can make their existence known over time as the facilities are used in the property for many years. But don’t worry, these problems can be resolved by a professional plumber. Because fixing these things without a certified plumbing professional may lead to much bigger headaches in the future. Before you purchase a new home, its best to inspect and identify any of these kind of problems.
Low water pressure
A common issue for older homes is low water pressure. It can be caused by a number of problems. This could be caused be a leak in your system, a clog somewhere in your pipes or maybe poorly sized pipes that fail to give water pressure.
Monitor how faster water drains from sinks and tubs. Slow drainage is already a sign of a partial blockage in the drain line.
Start by inspecting through your property and check all exposed pipes, for any signs of moisture. A banging and rattling sound in the pipe when water is quickly shut off could mean that the pipes are not properly supported and loose.
>Stains on the walls
If you see brownish stains, mould and warped walls and ceiling this could be a sign of a plumbing leak and accumulating water. Mould can cause health problems for the occupants of the house. So immediately call a professional plumber to fix and find the source of the problem.
>Check the water flow rate
All the taps should be consistently flowing. If your shower has a low flow rate, it could be an indicator that the aerator is clogged or maybe there is mineral build up in the pipes. The build-up will get worse over time and you should consider replacing any steel pipes.
Corrosion on pipes
Check under your cabinets and look for drain pipes and water pipes. If you see corrosion on the pipe, touch the pipes for moisture and look for a sign of water damage. If your find evidence of water leakage, consider having a professional plumber check the damage and properly repair. A sign of a water leak can be corrosion.
If you notice any of these plumbing issues and signs in your home, CentraHeat can fix the issue as soon as possible for you. Feel free to call us on 01793 878 636 email us at email@example.com for more details.