The Dangers of Ignoring Poor Plumbing Performance

We’re not all trained plumbers, and for the average homeowner, it can be difficult to know when a hiccup in the plumbing system is cause for alarm. We’ll all busy, too, and it can be tempting to let something like poor water pressure or the occasional clogged drain slide, shrugging it off as a minor inconvenience and hoping it just goes away on its own.

However, neglecting plumbing issues can have some serious consequences. Trying to save time and money by just ignoring a problem could lead to big bills and a huge hassle down the road.

At Woodruff Energy, a family-owned and operated company founded in 1869, we have a century and a half of experience helping residents of Gloucester County, NJ, and the surrounding areas with air conditioning installation, heating maintenance, plumbing repair, and all essential home comfort services. Failing to heed the warning signs of a plumbing problem is a common mistake we’ve seen homeowners make.

Here are a few of those signs, and what could be causing them.

Decreased Water Pressure

Experiencing a low flow in your shower or kitchen sink? This could be a sign of clogged pipes, a leak somewhere in the system, a malfunctioning water heater, or a faulty Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV). A professional plumber will be able to troubleshoot the issue quickly.

Recurring Clogs

If you notice frequent clogging in the system, whether it’s toilets or any of the many drains in your home, that’s a clear red flag. Clogs don’t just slow the water flow; they accumulate bacteria. That can result in dirty water that’s hazardous to your family’s health.

Taking a do-it-yourself approach and dumping a bunch of chemical cleaner down the drain could actually do more harm than good by eating away at your pipes. It’s a better idea to call a pro.

Soggy Spots on the Lawn

You definitely don’t want to ignore excess moisture on your lawn, particularly areas that are sunken or smelly. Soggy lawns can be an indication of sewer system failure, a sign that pipes leading out to the sewer are broken and leaking. Clearly, sewage leaking into your yard is a problem that must be addressed immediately by an experienced plumber.

If you’ve started to notice your plumbing system acting up, don’t wait until things get worse and you need to call us for emergency service. Contact us today to schedule a plumbing checkup, and if you need help with any other home comfort challenge this spring, our AC installation  experts in Gloucester County, NJ, are always available to assist.

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