Your pipes are like the veins throughout your home, brining clean water
in and used water and waste out to the sewer system. Much like our bodies,
issues within your pipes can cause serious damage to your home if they
are not fixed quickly, which can only drive your repair bill even higher
and make the process more difficult. One way to prevent this from happening
is to know the signs and recognize them quickly, which allows you to repair
any outstanding issues before they can become serious problems.
Here are the top five symptoms of issues within your pipes and what they point to.
Does your water taste funny, have a murky color, or leave deposits in your
glass or silverware? Does your skin feel excessively dry, and your hair
rough and brittle? These are all signs that you may be dealing with hard
water, or water that is laced with calcium. A water filtration system
or water softener can help you fix this issue, which can lead to clogged
pipes, health issues, and more.
Do you see an excessive amount of rust on an exposed piece of pipe (such
as the bit under your sinks)? This is a sign that your pipe has oxidized
and is wearing out. Rusty pipe not only leaves harmful deposits in your
water but could also lead to your pipe bursting and springing a leak.
Discuss a re-pipe option with a member of our team today if you are struggling
with pipe rust.
Damp Walls or Floors
Your floors and walls are not supposed to be wet, especially during the
dry, sunny summer season with no rain. If this is the case, you may have
a leak in your walls or beneath your floor. A skilled plumber can fix
this issue, and it’s imperative that you call for a repair quickly,
as a pipe left alone with a slow leak has an increased chance of bursting
and doing significant damage.
Do you live in an older house? Has our house been re-piped before? If your
home is older than about 25 to 30 years, you may still have original plumbing,
which means you may be well overdue for a re-pipe service. This can be
a substantial expense, but not doing so will only subject you to frequent
repair costs later, including potentially serious issue with pipe bursting.
Do you notice your water pressure is unreasonably low? This is a sign of
a number of potential issues, including a blockage, a leak, or even total
pipe failure. You should call a professional as soon as possible to have
them locate the source of the problem and fix it before a failed pipe
can cause tremendous damage to your home.
Do you need a plumbing repair? Call
Smith’s Plumbing Services today! We have been in business for more than 10 years, and have provided
all of our customers with high-quality repairs and services at competitive
prices. We firmly believe that your complete satisfaction should be the
number one priority in every job we take, and for that reason we work
to repair your issue quickly and properly the first time to prevent any
subsequent issues. Our technicians are all fully trained and licensed,
and will provide you with an upfront estimate so you know what you will
be paying right from the start.
Whether you need a repair or a full re-pipe service, call Smith’s
Plumbing Services today at 901-290-1110 to
schedule an appointment!