Most of us take pipes for granted. They are hidden behind our walls or under our foundation, and as long as they are doing their job, we seldom give them a second thought. The pipes that are hidden behind your home's walls or under your foundation can be difficult to care for. This blog will break down telltale signs of needed maintenance for pipes you can’t always see.
Behind Your Walls
No one wants to think about their pipes leaking, but it is essential to be aware of the signs so you can take action as soon as possible. One of the most obvious signs of a pipe leak is puddles of water on the floor, which can be caused by a crack or hole in the pipe. Another telltale sign is discoloration on the walls or ceiling, which is usually caused by rust from the pipes. In addition, cracks or bubbles in the paint can also indicate a leak and mold or mildew growth. It’s important to take action if you notice these signs– leaks can cause damage to your home and mold growth can cause damage to your health.
Under Your Foundation
A leak under your foundation can be difficult to spot. If you notice an uptick in your water bill, it could be a sign that water is seeping into your home somewhere. Another indicator of a leak is a musty or mildew smell. This could be caused by moisture build-up due to a leak. Finally, if you notice a lack of strong water pressure, it could be a sign that the leak is too far from the main water line to be able to see without the help of a professional. If you suspect you have a leak, it's important to get it checked out as soon as possible. A small leak can quickly turn into a big problem, so don't delay getting it fixed.