Many of us don’t give the pipes in our home a second thought until issues arise, such as leaking pipes, burst pipes, or cracked pipes.
The most common cause of burst pipes, and cracks that lead to leaking pipes, is old pipes being exposed to high water pressure, however, this isn’t the only cause. Leaking pipes are often the result of a much larger problem, so it’s important to get them checked out by a plumber.
Leaking pipes can go unnoticed for some time, so it’s important to know what signs to look out for. Here are some common signs of leaking pipes and burst pipes:
- Dampness, discoloration, or unusual marks on walls
- Water in unexplainable places
- Unpleasant odors
- A hissing sound coming from the walls
- Inconsistent water pressure
- Rising water bills
If you suspect that you have leaking pipes, you can also turn your water off overnight and check the meter. Check again in the morning and see if it has changed.
If leaking pipes are left untreated for too long, they can cause a plethora of serious issues. Not only will your water bill skyrocket, but they can compromise your entire plumbing system, making it a much more costly fix. Furthermore, a burst pipe can cause your home to flood.
However minimal the leak may seem, it is essential that you get it seen to by a plumber as soon as possible. Patch kits for cracked pipes are available at hardware stores, however, please be aware that this is only a temporary bodge until a plumber can fix the problem properly. Alternatively, if possible, it is best to turn the water off until the plumber arrives.
Here at Watermark Plumbing, we pride ourselves on the efficiency of our service. We completely understand the importance of getting leaking pipes repaired as soon as possible, so we won’t keep you waiting.
Over the years, we have fixed leaking pipes and burst pipes in bathrooms, main water lines, flexible hoses, and more, all over Brisbane. We’ve seen it all, so we’re confident that we can identify the cause and repair the problem promptly.
If you suspect that you may have a leak, don’t hesitate to give us a call, and we will have it fixed in no time.
When you need a professional leaking pipes plumber, chances are you need it RIGHT NOW. Call Watermark Plumbing, your local family business for fast, efficient service.