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Signs of Plumbing Issues & Checklist!

Annual preventive maintenance can greatly prevent future plumbing issues, SAVE YOU MONEY, and stop un-wanted emergencies.

You should contact Earl’s Plumbing today, a trusted and reputable plumbing company in Metairie, so that plumbing repairs or parts replacement is done professionally.

Here are some plumbing issues to look for and that our professional plumbers can resolve should there be any issues. Avoid dealing with major plumbing issues that will result if these items are ignored:

Check Your Drains

Your sink and toilet drains can get obstructed easily and if not cleaned occasionally, causing greater problems in the future like an overflow of water or complete stoppage. If you noticed a slow drain, now is the time to have it looked at.
Earl’s Plumbing can provide any drain cleaning service or even camera inspection service for a much better inspection to know what is blocking the drain.

Garbage Disposal Makes Noise or Smells

A garbage disposal plumbing system will allow you to get rid of your waste in a more efficient and environment-friendly way. If your garbage disposal is making noise without any obstruction, it may be time to replace.
A garbage disposal system is attached to the sink and the trap, powered by electricity. All the waste products are gathered here and are shredded into small pieces, making it easy for the waste to go through the pipes.

Low Water Pressure

Is your washing machine taking forever to fill, dishes taking longer to clean, shower pressure seem weak or yard work becoming more time consuming? Have low water pressure? The water service is the main water line. It extends from the house to the water meter. Have the professionals at Earls Plumbing & Heating a look and make sure that your main waterline is healthy and secure.

Video Pipe Inspections

There are also video pipe inspections conducted to detect issues with drain lines. These video pipe inspections reveal the cause of sewer and drain problems and give our professional plumbers the exact location of the blockage. Such video pipe inspections are recommended when it’s necessary to identify the following issues:

  • Bellied/Sagged drain lines
  • Blockages caused by the junk in the line
  • Root intrusion
  • Deteriorated pipe like a terracotta pipe on the outside sewer line

Water Discolored?

Back Flow Prevention Testing may be needed. When we use tap water as a drinking source, many homeowners expect that this water is going to be safe to drink. But you should have your plumber to test things out prior.
This is done so that no cross-connections between the drinking water supply and any other source of cross-connection or contamination and ensure your safe drinking water.

Hear Running Water?

Water pipes that are made up of copper under the slab age with time and deteriorate, they can leak and further cause damage to the building structure. These “slab leaks” are to be repaired by re-routing the water line above the slab to completely remove the leaking line.
This is known to be the most cost-effective repair for an older plumbing system that has a history of leaking.

Foundation Cracks or Cracks in Walls

Having sewer line damages can cause you to live nightmares. Sewer line damages can weaken the foundation of your house, further creating problems for you. Property owners often discover cracks and suspect leaks in their foundations. While there are many signs of plumbing leaks, there are three primary indicators to look for if you suspect a leak:

  1. your water bill is unusually high
  2. the pinwheel on your water meter continues to spin even though all the water in your house is turned off and
  3. particular areas in or around your house (especially in the grassy areas outside of bathrooms, near tubs and toilets) are wet. If you notice that grass outside of one of your bathrooms is exceptionally green, this may indicate that you have a plumbing leak. Or, if you notice that your carpet or flooring in a certain area of your home feels damp, this could also be a sign of a plumbing leak that is allowing moisture to seep into your foundation. The moisture will rise to the top of your foundation. These are prime examples of how plumbing leaks can cause the need for foundation work.


Earl’s Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Cleaning, is a company which strives to meet the expectations and needs of their customers.

So if you are looking for an experienced plumbing company to rely upon for everything related to pipes, drains, and sewer repair, Earl’s Plumbing is the way to go.

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