If you’re not a pipeline expert, it can be difficult to tell when something is wrong and in need of repair. Unfortunately, avoiding treating something that feels a little “off” with your Washington pipes can result in a more severe repair in the future. Taking the best care of your pipes in West Seattle includes looking out for any symptoms of concern, and scheduling routine inspections and maintenance. Here are some of the top signs it may be time to give us a call.

Slow Drains West Seattle

If your sink, bathtub, or toilet is having trouble draining, it might be a good idea to call in a professional. Slow draining that isn’t easy to unclog with basic products or plungers can mean the source of the problem is more serious than you think.  It is important to not try too hard to unclog your drain yourself, as this can cause more damage.

Gurgling Noises

If you are hearing a gurgling noise coming from your pipes, this is a common indicator that they are clogged or damaged. Turning off the water so that it doesn’t spread throughout the house or building and giving a professional a call is a safe bet.

Unpleasant Smells

A smell similar to rotting eggs in your building may mean that you have a broken vent or sewer pipe. This is a serious problem and one you should address immediately as it can mean environmental and foundational problems if not dealt with promptly.

Hearing Running Water When Not in Use

If you are hearing water running when no one is using it, this may mean that you have a leak. Other signs are wet or brown spots appearing on your ceiling. Feeling these spots for their temperature can also indicate which water line is damaged.


If you have noticed any of the above symptoms, call TPR today. Our knowledgeable staff will help you identify precisely what is causing the pipe issues in your West Seattle, WA home or business, and start to work repairing it quickly so you can get back to your life.