The Worst Type of Plumbing Problems

Plumbing problems

Plumbing problems come in many forms. From a leaky faucet to a faulty water heaterplumbing is something that can either be extremely simple to fix or it can require a great amount of time and money.

When it comes to the worst types of plumbing problems, you’re going to need the best experts you can get. But how do you know if it is one of the plumbing problems that will require an expert?

While you should always call an expert, you’ll only need an expert whenever the plumbing problems are at their worst. Today, we’ll be covering the worst types of plumbing problems that you can get–more specifically, the ones that will require services from Kay Plumbing.


Pipe Leaks

The most dangerous part about pipe leaks is that they’re very hard to notice especially due to the fact that pipes are built into your home and not built with your home. Therefore, you need a keen eye in order to notice signs of pipe leakage.

So, what are the signs of pipe leakage? There are many you will need to consider but the most visible upfront are discolored stains on the walls and on the ceiling. These stains occur whenever the leaking liquid from the pipes constantly batter a specific area of the home and this tends to be the wall or the ceiling.

Other signs that you will be able to notice are lower water pressures and higher water bills. While these things can occur because of human interference, if you think that something odd might be going on, it will never hurt to ask.

The reason that pipe leaks are so dangerous is because pipe leaks can turn into something much more dangerous if left alone by itself. You can expect sudden flooding before you can do anything about it and this type of damage can be irreversible.

So, if you think that one of your pipes is leaking, don’t hesitate to call your local plumber. If you’re located in South Carolina, our services here at Kay Plumbing will ensure that your leaking pipes won’t be a problem anymore.

Loss of Freshwater

If you’ve ever turned on your faucet and water isn’t flowing through, chances are, you’re dealing with a small problem that you can fix on your own if you have the tools and knowledge necessary.

broken faucet

However, there’s a chance that this faulty water faucet may spell greater trouble than just no water. It may be a sign that you’re losing fresh water by the second. One reason you might be losing your water is because of a broken water main.

One way you can tell is by checking with your neighbors. Call them or pay a visit to their home and see if they’re experiencing the same troubles as you. If they are, then there’s a good chance that you are, in fact, dealing with the loss of freshwater rather than something small such as low water pressure.

These are some of the more common plumbing problems we will experience in our homes. While common, they do require attention. If they are not fixed they will get worse. And it will cost you far more money in the long haul then getting the problem resolved right away. If you don’t want to do the repairs yourself, call a professional. As the saying goes, “pay a little now, or a whole lot later.”


Slab Leaks

Slab leaks are notorious for their difficulty to find and the damage that they can do to the foundation of a house. While most leaks might damage the interior of the house, slab leaks deal damage to the stone foundation of a house.

This means that, over time, if you don’t fix this issue, you could see yourself with a threat that could pose trouble to the entire home. These leaks are usually caused by sewer water or cracked lines but no matter where the source comes from, it’s a problem that you can’t ignore.

This type of problem is one that only a professional plumber can solve. Never try to conquer this problem on your own because we can assure you that you’ll only make matters worse. Furthermore, if you choose to ignore it, this water could crawl up into your house and do the damage any normal leak would on top of the foundational damage it has already caused.

In order to detect problems such as slab leaks, listen for the flow of water whenever there are no faucets turned on. This is a clear indicator that something is wrong. Other indicators are cracks on the walls, ceiling, and floor, warped hardwood, and moist carpets.

If this issue arises, it’s extremely important to call a professional as soon as possible.


Blocked/Damaged Sewage Line

We all know how disgusting a sewage line can be. Now imagine the stuff inside that sewage line secreted into your house. That’s the ultimate nightmare for any homeowner but unfortunately, this stuff isn’t made of dreams. This is a very real threat that can happen to your home if you don’t read the signs soon enough.

damage sewage lines

This happens whenever sewer lines are blocked up with too much trash and residue and the sewage ends up backflowing into the home. No one wants to deal with cleaning up sewage inside their home and then fixing the problems that come after.

Not only does this cost thousands of dollars, but it’s also one that can be avoided if you see the right signs.

Look for indicators such as a foul smell, visible sewage around your home, and a faulty toilet. If your toilet is having trouble flushing, that means that there is something either wrong with the toilet or there is something clogging the toilet flow.

If it’s the latter, chances are you’re dealing with sewage. Like slab leaks, don’t try to solve this problem on your own. Consult with a professional such as the ones available at Kay Plumbing. From here, listen to what the plumbers say and they’ll guide you back to a perfect home.


Plumbing problems can be a nightmare to solve but the true nightmares are the ones that present the most serious of problems. These are the ones where you always call a professional and don’t try to do it by yourself.

The experts will always know what to do in any situation that they are presented with. Whether it be blocked sewage lines or leaking pipes, the experts will always know what to do in the case of a plumbing problem such as the ones presented above.

If you do try to fix the problems that we’ve listed, there’s a very good chance that you’ll only make things worse. For example, if you try to fix the slab leaks in your house, then you might not know what you’re looking for and thus, destroy the foundation of your home before the slab leak does.

So, next time you’re presented with a problem such as leaking pipes or faucet failure, don’t hesitate to call a professional such as Kay Plumbing. We know what we’re talking about and we’ll make sure that none of these problems will plague your house.


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