Plumbing Warning Signs Could be Predicting the Future


Plumbing Warning Signs Could be Predicting the Future

When plumbing warning signs are apparent in your home but you’re not sure what they mean, it’s time to have them checked by a professional before they turn into major problems.

Leaking Faucets

That slow drip may not seem like a big deal but when it continues 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the amount of water being wasted adds up. If a faucet or a spigot is dripping, it’s a sure sign somethings wrong. The most common reason for dripping faucets is wear and tear on the fixture from everyday use.

Slow Drains

There’s nothing worse than a slow draining drain and not knowing what is causing it to be inefficient. One of the more common plumbing warning signs for sluggish drains is when the water “backs up” into the sink, tub, or shower and drains at a snail’s pace. This is usually due to debris such as hair, shampoo or soap scum creating a clog in the pipe itself, affecting the working parts of the drain coated with debris and can’t work properly, or the trap is clogged.

Another reason for slow drains is when the pop-up stopper in the bathroom or kitchen sink or in the bathtub is not adjusted properly. The pop-up should protrude above the drain with enough room to allow water and debris to drain properly.


Some plumbing warning signs will let you know something isn’t working correctly with the toilet. If you see wet spots on the floor around the base of the toilet, it could mean the wax ring the toilet sits on has degraded and needs replacing. When the toilet handle is pushed and instead of the toilet flushing the bowl contents, it fills up with water instead. This usually means there is a clog in the line. This may require the services of a professional plumber to “snake” the drain to clear the line.

If the toilet does not fill up with water after flushing, there’s the possibility the water value that regulates the flow of water into the toilet is malfunctioning or broken. With either situation, water will not flow to fill up the toilet tank. Another issue can be with the pump and flapper mechanism in the toilet tank. If it isn’t adjusted properly, or is worn out from use, when the toilet lever is used, the tank will not fill up and the toilet won’t flush.

Broken Pipes

  • Signs of discoloration or mold
  • The wall is wet to the touch
  • Water is accumulating under the sink
  • You can hear water running in the wall but there are no faucets on
  • The water meter shows it is running after the main water supply valve has been turned off

For answers to your questions, contact the Pink Plumber today. We have the staff, equipment, and knowledge to repair your plumbing problems.

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