If you find yourself dealing with a plumbing problem, trying to fix the issue on your own is sometimes a risky choice. Some situations call for immediate attention from a plumber. At All Ways Drains, we have a residential plumber for your Coon Rapids area home always at the ready for the worst your system can dole out.
One of the more popular types of issues that call for the assistance of a residential plumber is a broken pipe. Often causing a lot of damage and costing a good bit of your hard earned money, below lie ten signs to watch for that may be indicative of a broken pipe. You may just have to call in a residential plumber:
Backups– If you have any drains that frequently are backed up, then you either have a broken pipe or blocked sewer line.
Bad Water Quality– Contaminated water, a funky odor to the water or if it is no longer clear visually shows that your pipes may be deteriorating. The pipes may not have broken or burst yet, but that may be right around the corner.
Banging Sounds–Keep an ear open for banging or clanking sounds emanating from your pipes. If you hear such, your problem could be that there are loose parts in and around or involving the pipes.
Bubbling Water–Sometimes a visual experience, this is more one to look out for with your ears. Bubbling noises when using the faucet or after you flush your toilet is often indicative of a broken pipe.
Clogging– If those drains and toilets clog a lot more often than they should (or ever did before), you may have a broken pipe. Sometimes it could point to a bigger problem, to the sewer line itself, which, depending on the location of the issue is either yours or your municipality’s to fix. A residential plumber can help solve the mystery.
Increasing Water Bill– If your water using habits have not changed but your water bill becomes consistently higher than normal, you may have a broken pipe.
No or Low Water Pressure– No water at all, no brainer, this is a broken pipe. If your water pressure is generally of a pleasant amount of pressure and you turn it on one day only to find a drastic difference to the negative, call in a residential plumber to diagnose the problem. This could be a broken pipe.
Sink Holes and/or Soggy Spots– If you consistently find that certain parts of your yard are soggier than others, even the existence or emergence of what appears to be a sink hole—this may indicate that a broken pipe lies underneath. If it is on (or under) your property, it will be your responsibility and not that of your municipality.