Many homeowners believe they know when it is time to call a plumber. It seems obvious. You may be surprised to learn that common plumbing problems can show red flags, but they may not be obvious. It is not a good idea to ignore warning signs and call 911 if you have emergency plumbing needs.

You can save a lot of hassle, money, and headaches by simply being a well-informed homeowner.

You can avoid emergency plumbing repairs by looking out for these red flags

These are some things to look out for in order to avoid having to call an emergency Long Beach Plumber:

  • Low Pressure – A decrease in water pressure should be reported to a Long Beach plumber if it persists. While there are some reasons why the pressure drops and then returns to normal, it is important to not ignore a steady drop in pressure. A leak that you are unable to detect could cause water loss and damage.
  • Gurgling Drains – It might sound silly, but it is something that needs to be investigated. Although it can be as easy as clearing a blockage from the pipes, it still requires the expertise of a Long Beach Plumber.
  • Squealing Sounds – When your faucets turn on, you will hear a screeching sound. This is often due to air in the pipes. This can also be caused by the “bleed off” system failing to work properly.
  • Toilet Backup – This is a normal occurrence. You should call an expert plumber if it becomes a problem. This is your system telling you that the septic tank must be emptied, or that there is tree root infiltration.
  • Rusty Water – It is more than a nuisance, it is also a danger to your health. It is also a sign that your water heater needs to be replaced. This problem can only be ignored for as long as it takes.