What Are the Signs of Piping Problems?
Since leaking water can cause so much damage, it’s a good idea to watch out for signs of a leak even if your piping isn’t that old. These signs can include:
- Changes in your water bill: When your water bill changes, it usually doesn’t get lower. But while you may be used to rising prices, a higher water bill should never be ignored. It might be a sign that you have a hidden leak.
- Bad smells: If you have kids or pets, bad smells might just be a part of your normal day. But any strong smells that seem musty or moldy are a big red flag for water leaks.
- Brown water stains: When water leaks from your pipes, it can sometimes leave brown water stains. You can sometimes find these on your walls next to your plumbing or on your ceiling if you have a second level in your house.
- Water pressure problems: If there are bad leaks in your pipes, your water pressure can start to be affected. Have a plumber investigate any changes in water pressure that you notice in your home.