Problems are bound to happen. No matter what. Especially at the most inconvenient times and the most inconvenient is leaking pipes. But, wouldn’t it be nice to at least know what to look for? What signs show that a problem is just about to happen? A way to look into the future (not entirely possible, but hey I can dream).
Want to see the Future?
Luckily, for your plumbing problems, there are a few signs you can keep an eye out for. Want to know them before a little problem turns into a big one?
You’re in Luck!
I’m here to shed some light on a common plumbing problem that you are bound to run into. The kind of problem that could cost a ton more if it’s ignored until it’s a must fix one.
A drip turns into a puddle.
Leaking pipes, if not addressed, can cause flood damage to your house. And I’m not talking about just a little bit of damage. I’m talking about extensive damage to floors, walls, and your belongings.
How to stop this problem before it happens…
Obviously, leaking pipes are going to occur but stopping them, before you end up having your own swimming pool in your house, is a problem you want to stop.
What to look out for…
There are signs you can use to see this future disaster and stop it before it happens. The first, a water bill that is abnormally high. The kind that makes you question the fact that “there is no way you spent that much on water”. Second, your water meter. This is a confirmation that you’ve sprung a leak.
The signs that scream “fix me now!”
This is where you’re getting to the pricier stages of leaking pipes. This sign, which can potentially be a dangerous one, is mold or mildew on non-shower walls. Mold and mildew thrive in dark and moist places and your leaking pipe in the wall provides the best petri dish for them to grow. If you find mold in a place that is a non-shower wall; you can contribute that to a leaking pipe.
This next sign is a visual one. Stained, damaged, or sagging to the inside of your house (walls, ceilings, flooring, etc.) can be caused by leaks from pipes that are hidden in those areas.
The last sign is a musty smell that is caused from old water. If you’ve been cleaning and cleaning but there is still this stale, musty smell; you’ve got a leak somewhere.
The Best Part?
If you’re running into any of these signs and either think or know you have a leak; there are experts you can call! Express Plumbing Service is a BBB +A rated company. We’re here to give you an expert opinion and not a sales pitch. So, you’ll have options on how to fix those little leaks or those big leaks that have turned into a disaster. Call Express Plumbing Service today to get your plumbing problems fixed.