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YOUR EMERGENCY PLUMBER IN LOS ANGELES AND PLUMBING WARNINGS

Your plumbing is one of those things that you never really think about until there are two inches of water on your kitchen or bathroom floor. And while most homeowners are handy enough to work a plunger, that is about their limit when it comes to plumbing know-how.

For this reason, it is important that you know the warning signs of a clogged drain or clogged pipe, so you can get the plumber to your home before things get worse.

American Drain Company, your emergency plumber in Los Angeles, offers these telltale signs that something in your plumbing system is amiss.

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SEWAGE OR SULFUR ODOR

If you are suddenly hit with a smell like rotten eggs, you could have an issue with your plumbing. If left unchecked, a broken sewer pipe or broken vent could cause environmental issues and damage the foundation of your home.

As a general rule of thumb, if you smell something funky, give your plumber a call.

SLOW DRAINING

If you happen to notice that your kitchen or bathroom sinks are draining slowly, it is probably a good idea to call a plumber.

The same holds true if your tub or shower are draining slowly.

If only one sink is draining slowly, you could try to clear the drain yourself. But if you have multiple slow drains all at once, the chances that you will find the cause is pretty remote and you should be calling the plumber.

LOW WATER PRESSURE

There could be a number of reasons why you suddenly have low water pressure. It might just be some gunk that has built up in your faucet aerator. If this is the case, unscrewing the faucet and cleaning the aerator should solve the problem.

But if that doesn’t do the trick, you should then call a plumber. Some other causes of low water pressure include a broken pipe or eroded water line.

DISCOLORED PIPES

The next time you head down to the basement or are poking around under the kitchen sink, take a closer look at your pipes. If there are signs of discoloration, especially around a union, it could be a sign that moisture is present.

BUBBLING PAINT

If the paint on a wall or ceiling suddenly begins to bubble or peel off, it could be a sign of excess moisture. You might want to investigate and determine the source of water. If you can’t find it, then you should probably call the plumber and have them investigate

This might be caused by a slow leak or even a drip from the sink. Either way, it is a water problem that should be resolved before there is more damage to deal with.

HIGH WATER BILLS

A sudden jump in your water bill is a red flag. It could be a sign that something is amiss in your plumbing system. If there is a spike in your water bill and you haven’t filled your pool or started watering your lawn, you should call a plumber and have them check it out.

Contact American Drain Company and schedule an appointment.