Certain plumbing challenges, for instance a broken pipe, are apparent. Some aren’t as obvious but have the potential to cause a lot of destruction in your house.
While you may attempt to repair some of these plumbing concerns by yourself, you may turn out making them worse in most circumstances. Professional plumbers have experienced specialized instruction and have years of hands-on skills.
Here are a few situations that necessitate the expertise of a local plumber like LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc..
1. Burst Pipes
In the winter, water can freeze inside your pipes and cause the pipes to break. A leaking pipe can cause flooding and considerable water damage in your home if it’s not repaired right away.
If you have found a burst pipe, the first step is to disable your house’s water reserve. You’ll accomplish this at the main water shutoff valve, which is usually situated in your utility room. Turning the valve clockwise will shut off the water.
Then reach out to our pros at 570-648-0748 right away. If it’s behind a barrier, in your yard or under your home’s foundation, we’ll be able to uncover the leaking pipe and fix it swiftly.
2. Water Bills Keep Increasing
If you don’t use additional water than normal and your bill increases two-fold, there’s a good probability you have a water leakage. Sometimes your payment will increase a little. It’s more difficult to expose but will generally become more evident as the leak gets larger.
It could be tough to uncover a water leak without professional assistance. Nevertheless you can check your water meter to figure out if the leak is in or out of your home.
3. Mildew is Developing on Walls, Ceilings or Floors
A small amount of mildew is typical in damp spaces like bathrooms. Although it’s not usual to see sizable amounts accumulating on a non-shower wall, the ceiling or trim, especially if these spaces feel squishy to the touch.
4. Walls, Ceiling or Floors are Damaged
A dripping pipe can force walls, ceilings and floors to feel squishy or dip. It may also leave water spots on surfaces.
These issues can materialize in rooms with bad ventilation or high humidity. However it’s particularly difficult if you are encountering other signs of a leaking pipe, like odd fungus-like smells.
5. Bad Smell
Sitting water can make a space smell stale. If the space also has damp walls or floors, you could have a water leak.
Additional Plumbing Problems
6. Backflow Inside Your Sink or Toilet
Your fittings can back up sewer water and cause ruin when the water force lowers in your house. This can be caused by a destroyed backflow preventer, sewer line deterioration or other city complications. Contact our team at 570-648-0748 at the first sign of backflow and we’ll get it operating quickly.
7. Water Pressure is Low
A number of things can be going on when your water pressure is insufficient. There may be a obstruction in your sink. It may also be caused by a broken hot water tank or a broken pipe.
8. There’s Never Ample Hot Water
If you own a hot water unit with a tank, it has a defined space for hot water. If you’re enduring frigid water when you don’t use very much hot water, something might be broken. Your water heater could be leaking, in need or repair or need to be updated.
9. Sink or Shower Clears Slowly
A block is usually to be at fault when your sink or shower empties too slowly. We’ll use a special tool alike to a drain snake to unclog and get your fixture draining efficiently again.
10. Toilet Is Continually Running
If your toilet’s tank seal is broken, it will signal the tank to continue refilling. A toilet that continues refilling can suddenly increase your water bills.
11. Water is Discolored
Your water should be clear.
Don’t have concern if the water comes out off-color once in a while, as this generally just means there’s air in the water store. If you discover particles settling in your glass, we suggest you have your water tank examined.
Water that’s any other color can be hazardous to your body. Here are a variety of issues that can cause your water to be discolored:
- Brown, red or yellow—This is often from a water main break in your area. It may also mean your pipes are worn down.
- Green or blue—This is extremely serious, as it means your pipes are most likely worn down. Your water could taste like metal or acrid on account of a high density of copper or lead. Long-term consumption has been connected to critical health issues in adults and children, such as intestinal illnesses, cancer and seizures.
If you’re observing discolored water or particles in your water, connect with us at 570-648-0748 and our team will diagnose the concern.
12. Pipes are Making Odd Noises
It isn’t usual to hear odd bangs in your plumbing units while running water. This means your pipes can be loose or may be close to leaking.