A broken or cracked pipe could cause a variety of issues in your home. However, there will be many signs that there are issues with a pipe or multiple pipes that need your immediate attention. Let’s go over a few problems that could indicate that your plumbing system needs to be examined by a professional or if you need a pipe repair right away.
You See Standing Water
It is not uncommon for water to drip or pour from a crack or hole in a pipe. Therefore, if you see standing water near any pipes in your home, it is likely that there is an issue that needs your immediate attention. The folks at All Hours Air in Reno can take a look at the problem and determine the best way to proceed.
Your Water Bill Has Gone Up
In many cases, you will be charged for water that leaks out of a pipe even if you didn’t get a chance to use it for anything useful. This is because it will likely cause your water meter to run.
If you notice that your water bills are higher than normal, it could be because a pipe is broken or cracked. It may be a good idea to check your water meter for unusual activity in the event that you can’t find the source of a leak. This may be an indication that one is present.
Drywall May Be Damp
It is possible that the water will run out of a leaky pipe and go behind a wall. This will manifest itself in the form of damp drywall or lead to mold growing on that drywall. Even if you can’t see the mold, you may notice the musky smell of mildew when you enter a room.
The next time you need help with a pipe repair or household issue call us today! In addition to plumbing issues, we can help address heating, cooling, and indoor air quality questions or concerns that you may have.