3 Signs of Plumbing Problems

A problem with your Ocean Pines, Maryland, home’s plumbing could cause severe damage and force you to get costly repairs. Even a tiny leak can cause water damage over time. To find plumbing issues early, watch out for bad smells, discolored water, or pests.

Bad Smells

Excess moisture from a leak or another plumbing problem could lead to biological growth. This can cause asthma or allergy symptoms, rashes, eye irritation, fatigue, headaches, or other health issues. It can also create a musty or stale smell. If you see stains or cracks in your house’s caulk near the area where the scent is strongest, you should have a plumbing professional, such as Custom Mechanical, inspect your home. You should also get help from an expert if you notice a sulfur or sewage odor, which can indicate a sewer leak in your home or your yard.

Discolored Water

If the water looks cloudy or discolored when it comes from your faucet, you need a plumber. Air in your pipes causes cloudy water, while rusty water is usually brown or yellow. If you have copper pipes, corrosion could make your water look green. Your home’s pipes could be discolored, and your tap water might taste metallic as well.


Pests such as mice, cockroaches, and silverfish are often attracted to water coming from a leaky pipe. A warm house also makes great shelter in cold weather. These pests can get in through damaged or broken sewer lines or through small cracks in the insulation around your doors or windows. Some creatures can crawl up your sink, and rodents can chew through PVC piping.

Custom Mechanical has more than 35 years of plumbing and HVAC experience. We can help you keep your plumbing in excellent condition and make sure that your home stays comfortable. For skilled, friendly service from our professionals, call us anytime at 877-696-0808. We’re a family business and are ready to serve you at any time.

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