Posted on 10/13/2015
When you think about a plumbing emergency, a completely flooded basement or an overflowing toilet that won’t stop running might be some of the first things that come to mind. The truth is that your home could be experiencing a plumbing catastrophe right now, and you may not have even recognized it yet! Don’t wait until it’s too late to notice plumbing problems. Here are a few of the warning signs you should look out for at all times.



Gurgling Sounds from a Toilet

Have you noticed that your toilet makes sounds, even when you’re not using it? It may gurgle or make some other noise when you finish using the washing machine in a different part of the house. This can take place when there is a water main break or another big plumbing problem. You should take these sounds seriously and contact a plumber about them.

Water Backing Up Out of a Drain

If you own a home with an unfinished basement in it, you likely have drains throughout it that are there to remove any water that gets into your basement. However, if you notice that the drains are actually the source of the water in your basement, you could have a problem. Keep an eye on water backing up out of your drains and forming a puddle as it could be a clear sign of a plumbing emergency.

Unprompted Clogs in a Toilet or Drain

Using too much toilet paper or flushing something that doesn’t belong down a toilet can cause a clog, but if you notice your toilet clogging for no reason, a plumbing emergency might be to blame. Have a plumber come and unclog your toilet and, if the problem persists, have him or her come again to investigate the issue further.

Arrow Plumbing Inc. knows all the warning signs of a plumbing emergency and can diagnose and fix plumbing problems in Libertyville, IL quickly. You can make an appointment with a plumbing contractor today by calling (847) 984-3258.