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The Spooky Part of Plumbing: What's Hiding in Your Pipes?

What's in my pipes

Does the thought of diving deep into your home’s plumbing scare you, even just a little? You’re not alone. Not surprisingly, many homeowners are unaware of what scary things might be happening within the pipes in your walls and under your home. But your Orlando plumbing expert, Michael’s Plumbing, likes to instigate those sorts of things, mostly to reassure our customers that their plumbing won’t go “bump” in the night.

Scary: Sewer Stench

There’s nothing scarier than an encapsulating stench that takes over your sinks and quite possibly your home. If you’re starting to smell sewer gas in your home, it could mean two different issues: the drain trap has run dry, or the vent line meant to draw the odor to the roof has a crack in it.

Refilling a dry trap with water can quickly solve the problem. However, a cracked sewer vent will require a phone call to Michael’s Plumbing since those sewer vents are typically within your home’s wall.

Not-So-Scary: Slow Drainage

If you witness slow drainage in your sink or bathtub, the fix might be as easy as removing a clog. A simple clog can be an easy fix at home, using the appropriate tools (avoid harsh chemicals), but if the drain delay continues to occur, or your fix doesn’t seem to solve the problem, it’s time to call the professionals.

Scary: Not So Clear Water

If the water coming from your faucets is cloudy, brown, or yellow, something is going on. Yellow or brown water indicates rust from corroded pipes, and greenish water could mean corrosion from copper pipes (though this is less common). Any hint of color suggests a call to the plumber is necessary to inspect your plumbing system before any significant damage occurs within the pipes.

Not-So-Scary: Gurgles from the Toilet

No, a Halloween monster isn’t about to come through the toilet in the middle of the night. Gurgling sounds from your toilet can mean that there is a blocked vent stack or blocked sewer line. A quick call to a plumbing expert can help quell any fears of toilet monsters.

Scary: The Paint is Peeling

If you’ve noticed peeling or cracking in your paint or the separation of your wallpaper from the wall in your kitchen or bathroom, it’s not time to repaint; it’s time to call Michael’s Plumbing. Blistering paint or peeling wallpaper in your bathroom or kitchen can be evidence of a leak in the wall. Contacting an expert will allow for an accurate diagnosis and fix before performing drywall work.

No matter how scary the issue, never fear calling Central Florida’s plumbing experts at (407) 219-9772. Michael’s Plumbing is here to put your mind at ease and take away the spookiest of the spooky season.

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