Uncommon Plumbing Problems

You have heard of leaks, clogs, bursts, freezing, and more, but not every plumbing issue is uncommon. If you have an unconventional issue, we’re here to tell you that you’re not alone. Here are some uncommon plumbing problems you may eventually face.

Low or No Water Pressure

Sometimes, you may find yourself with barely existing water pressure. This could happen for various reasons, from clogs and broken pipes to a problem with your water meter or water bill.

Banging Pipes

A “water hammer” may seem like a wacky item in a video game, but it’s the term for the knocking sound you may sometimes hear when shutting off your water. It can happen for a few reasons, but it’s usually because your water pressure is too high or your valves or support straps have become loose.

Orange Water

It’s not super rare for water to change color if it’s contaminated, but orange water may seem a little bizarre. It comes from rust and is usually a sign of water heater problems. If it’s in cold water, it may be an issue with your municipal water supply. Either way, don’t drink or use contaminated water for anything.

No Hot Water

Water temperatures can fluctuate, but if you have no hot water at all, it’s time to check your water heater. If the pilot light has gone off, call a plumber immediately. Otherwise, the problem will only get worse.

Call a Plumber

No matter what plumbing problem you have, if it can’t be fixed with a simple call to your water supplier or something you can do yourself, you need a plumber’s help. BPI Plumbing can repair or replace broken pipes or faulty water fixtures and appliances. Contact us today for more information.


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