Are Your Pipes in Need of Repair? Watch Out for These Signs!

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Nothing lasts forever! Unfortunately, this also applies to your home’s pipes. Pipes can generally last for several decades, but over time, they will wear down and will need to be repaired, if not completely replaced. Here are the top 5 signs to look for that may indicate that it is time to call the plumber San Luis Obispo residents depend on at First Call Plumbing.

• Wall stains. If you start to notice stains on the walls below where your pipes run, this could be the first sign that something is not right. It is always a good practice at least twice a year to check the walls under and around your pipes, especially those that may be covered or behind furniture. Catching a faulty pipe early can save you thousands in plumbing costs later. For bathrooms, be sure to check under the sink and the surrounding walls of under sink cabinets too!

• Water leaks. Always stay vigilant and keep an eye out for leaks. A small leak is relatively easy to repair, if addressed early and quickly. Allowing a small leak to spread can cause big trouble with mold and could lead to a much larger plumbing and drywall problem later. Call your trusted plumber San Luis Obispo homeowners trust at First Call Plumbing.

• Check the color of your water. Next time you’re enjoying a relaxing bath or shower, check the color of your water. If it appears brownish-yellow, then you have a pipe problem! Rusting pipes often cause water discoloration and only plumbing San Luis Obispo experts can handle this. Clean water is a must to keep everyone in your household safe and health. So at the first sign of anything but clear water, give First Call Plumbing a ring.

• Low water pressure. If you’ve noticed that the water pressure flowing into your sinks and baths is just not right, this could mean your pipes are in need of repair. The low water pressure could also be caused by a clogged drain, but to be safe, have a qualified plumbing professional troubleshoot the exact cause. To prevent further stress and damage to pipes, it is important to keep your pipes and drains clean and free of clogs.

• Noisy pipes. Malfunctioning pipes make noise – alerting you that something needs to be fixed. If you can hear the water flowing through your pipes, now may be a good time to have them inspected by a professional. The plumbing San Luis Obispo team at First Call Plumbing can come out, service your pipes and recommend any repairs that may be needed.

These are just a few tips you can follow to keep your pipes in good working order. If you’re ever concerned that your pipes are failing, contact First Call Plumbing for a free pipe consultation and inspection at (805) 470-7222.