Many people prefer to leave well enough alone; if they don’t have a clog and can’t detect a leak, they don’t pay any mind to their plumbing system. Hopefully, their plumbing system will continue to function smoothly, but it’s important to keep an eye out for some potentially serious issues that are not uncommon for Myrtle Beach, SC, plumbing systems to experience. If you note any of the following problems, you might need to contact our professional plumbing service to inspect them. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach has years of experience and is known for our reliable expertise.
Sewer odors are unpleasant, but they can also be the precursor to a messy clog. You aren’t supposed to smell drain and sewer odors in your home. If you do, it’s possible that your line to your roof vents has developed a crack. These odors are supposed to be released through the lines, but if the line is cracked, the odors will enter your home. In addition, sewer odors may also indicate that there’s no water in the trap. A dry trap won’t prevent sewer gasses from coming back up through the drain and into your home. Our plumbing service can help you get to the root of the problem and solve it for you.
A slow drain might be easy to ignore until it becomes a little too slow. At that point, you should assume that a clog has formed and is growing. An extremely slow drain may be just a few days or week away from becoming a powerful clog that completely stops up your sink or tub. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach can perform professional drain cleaning solutions for you. Our Myrtle Beach, SC, plumbing service works efficiently to safely clear your lines. Don’t let your slow drain develop a serious clog. Also, don’t rely on commercial drain cleaners. These are often ineffective and can damage your plumbing system.
All the Drains Seem Slow
If all of your home’s drains appear to be slow or some are even experiencing a bit of backup, it’s likely a clogged or broken sewer line to blame. This isn’t a problem you can ignore. A clogged sewer line can cause raw sewage to back up in your home. A small amount of backup often suggests that a ‘tidal wave’ is on the way if you don’t clear the clog.
Sewer line clogs or collapses will render your plumbing system unusable and definitely require the skills of a professional plumbing service. Often, these clogs occur because tree roots get into the line, usually through tiny spaces in the seams. Once inside the pipes, they’ll keep growing; after all, they’re enjoying a steady supply of water and nutrients coming from your household.
A plumbing service can determine if you have tree roots and can clear them. That solves the problem for now, but the roots come back. Many homeowners use a special plumbing system root killer to prevent future root clogs. If your sewer line clog occurs because the pipe is damaged or a section is collapsed, your plumber may be able to tackle the problem with an inline repair or they may need to do some extensive digging to access the pipe buried in your property.
Pipes Are Discolored
Have you noticed that you have some discolored pipes? Discoloration, especially around pipe joints, is not good news. It often indicates a moisture problem–on the outside of the pipes. There could be a fixture that’s dripping or there may be a leak. Our plumbing service can inspect your pipes to check out the problem. Ideally, the discoloration occurred with a past leak that the previous owner of the home may already have fixed. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach is known for our excellent leak detection skills. If you have a leak in your plumbing system, we’ll find it.
Bubbling Paint on the Ceiling and Walls
If you have bubbling paint on areas of your walls, there’s a moisture problem. Sometimes the problem is because of a plumbing leak. The issue may also occur because of a roof leak. Although Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach doesn’t repair roofs, we can certainly let you know if the leak is stemming from an upstairs bathroom fixture, laundry room, or some other plumbing-related problem.
You shouldn’t ignore discolored water coming out of your faucets. If you note discolored water, you can contact our plumbing service to inspect the problem. Sometimes discolored water is because the pipes have developed a corrosion problem. Discoloration can also be due to air that’s caught in the pipes. Let our skilled plumber evaluate your water and help you remedy the issue.
Not All Plumbing Problems Are Quiet!
We’ve covered some silent plumbing problems, but be sure to tune your ears for some common plumbing problems too. For instance, gurgling pipes can indicate that a clog is forming in your drain–even in your sewer line. A gurgling pipe should alert you to a potential problem that you may want your plumbing service to inspect.
Another noisy problem are clunking or rattling pipes. Sometimes pipes become unsecured to their mountings. The water running through them can cause them to shake and rattle. The noise isn’t the main issue though. The continued shaking and rattling can cause the joints and valves to loosen, and that can lead to plumbing leaks.
When you have a plumbing problem at your Myrtle Beach, SC, home or business, you can count on the skilled plumbers of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach. Our plumbing pros have substantial training and experience that allows them to quickly and accurately diagnose plumbing problems. When you need plumbing maintenance or repairs, choose our plumbing service for our expertise and fair pricing.