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Signs it’s time to call a plumber to avoid an emergency

Eric Wiehler

Sometimes we fail to recognize the seriousness of a plumbing fault that could be potentially dangerous over time. If left unattended, it can cause significant damage to your home. Also, it can cause both long and short-term health issues to your family. Because a plumbing emergency is one of the worst nightmares, it’s always in your favor to stay alert, recognize the signs of a probable crisis and ring your local plumber before you suffer a serious issue.


Strange sound

If you hear gurgling or banging noises originating from your pipes when your appliances are not actually in use, it could be a sign that you have a water line leak. Also, whistling noises could be linked to water pressure or wear or tear on your installed plumbing components. So, if you hear strange noises coming from your pipes, you should call an emergency plumber in Calgary for help before the noises manifest into major issues that would require hours of costly repair.


Slow-moving drain

A buildup of water in your drains is not just an annoyance, it’s also a sign your plumbing system is not working as efficiently as it should. Most of the time, the everyday materials that wash down the drain slowly get collected in the drain pipes and eventually lead to clogging. For example, in the kitchen, food particles result in clogs. In a bathroom, sink drains can be clogged by the buildup of soap, hair, dirt etc. that reduces the drain’s size. Changes in the flow of water can also be a possible reason for drain clogs. A slow drain is an early warning that your drainage system needs expert observation. Calling a plumber on time can prevent the likelihood of a costly repair.



Frozen pipes

Do you hear a clanking or banging sound when you open the tap? Do you notice frost on your pipes? Are you having troubles accessing running water? Are stinky sewer smells infiltrating your home? These are possibly the signs that your pipes are frozen. Water tends to expand rapidly in a frozen state, and the force associated with the expansion can eventually lead to cracks on your pipes. Thawing the pipes without expert supervision can lead to major damages and even destroy your building’s structural integrity. Instead, call a professional plumber to ensure timely action is taken.


Low water pressure

Low water pressure can be linked to incorrectly installed and faulty fixtures, leaks, clogs, broken pressure regulators, corroded pipes, etc. If the low pressure is associated with only one fixture, the problem may be fixed easily, but if it is affecting the entire house, it is a sign that the issue needs urgent attention, and you should seek help from an emergency plumbing service in Calgary as fast as possible.


Don’t Ignore plumbing issues

When a plumbing issue strikes, don’t try to fix a problem yourself. Always seek a professional’s help who has the experience and skills to spot the issue and fix it as quickly as possible!


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