Know Your Plumbing On A Higher Level

It's important for you to have a good understanding of the different areas in your home where you can end up with plumbing problems so you know where to look for potential issues and what to watch for. Here is more information on areas of your home that are susceptible to plumbing issues: 

Under the sinks

You want to keep an eye on the plumbing that's under your sinks because this is a common area to have leaks. If you don't keep an eye on these areas and take a look at them regularly, then even very small leaks can lead to water damage and mold issues. 

In the basement

If you hardly ever go down into your basement, you want to begin doing so on a regular basis because you can end up with leaks there. If the leaks are allowed to go on for even a small amount of time without being tended to, they can also lead to water damage and mold. Also, what may have begun as small leaks can become bad ones in a short amount of time. 

Behind the walls

You have plumbing pipes that run through your house behind the walls. These pipes can also get leaks or burst. If they are leaking, you may notice your walls look like they have stains, the paint may bubble, the walls may warp, mold may grow, or the walls may become soft. You may also see staining or damages to the flooring from those leaks. If a pipe bursts anywhere in your home, you will know because large amounts of water will come into the house. 

In the drains

All of the drains in your home are susceptible to clogging. These drains include the sinks, tubs, showers, and any other drains you may have in your home. When you notice the water is going down the drain slower, it means you have a partial blockage. Once the blockage becomes a full one, the water won't move down the drain at all until the clog is taken care of, and a plumber can do this for you using one of many methods they have. Your toilets can also become clogged. 


Any time you suspect any type of plumbing problem, it is important for you to get a plumber to come out to your house to see what's going on and fix anything that needs to be repaired or replaced so you can prevent plumbing disasters.