Being that many homes in Victoria BC were built before the 1970’s, there will be a time when your bathroom needs some plumbing attention. But when will that time come? This article will discuss 5 signs that should have you thinking about some repairs.
If your pipes are knocking when you run the water it usually means loose support straps or high water pressure. Both of these can mean problems, because the pipes are banging around just waiting to spring a leak.
Low Water Pressure
This could be a simple matter of a clogged faucet or showerhead. If so it can be fixed by placing a bag of vinegar over it for a couple of hours. If the problem persists it means there is a bigger issue, like clogged pipes, burst pipe, or a water heater that’s not functioning properly. Victoria generally has low calcium deposits in the water so it shouldn’t be a reoccurring clog in the faucet.
When you shut your tap off the water should stop, if not you have a problem. The issue could be a valve, pressure or drainage. Continual dripping can turn into bigger problems if left, so take care of the problem before it turns into something major and majorly expensive.
Do you have a drain that’s clogged and you’ve tried the classic boiling water and drain cleaners and it persists? If so, you may have a bigger issue. It could be a broken pipe or pooled water in the main drain. The pooled water issue can be bad for your health so make sure you have looked at by a professional plumber in Victoria who also offers drain cleaning.
Hot Water Runs Cold
It’s completely normal for your water to take a few minutes to heat up the first time you use it in the morning and to run cold after a long time of running hot water if you’ve drained the tank, however if it runs cold after only a few minutes there is definitely a problem. It could be a leak in the tank or a broken thermostat. Either way this is something a professional and knowledgeable plumber needs to handle.
If your bathroom is experiencing any of these 5 signs, it’s time to call our plumbers today.