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Common Warning Signs You Need Pipe Repair

Pipe repair is absolutely essential if you want to ensure your plumbing system works without issue this fall. Though you may not necessarily think your pipes are experiencing problems at the moment, that’s precisely what makes identifying actual pipe problems so tricky. Since they are mainly located underground or between walls, you may not even see the most serious pipe problems forming on the horizon. This can be incredibly disastrous if that issue is a leak, where you may lose up to 14% of the 100 to 250 gallons of water you use in your household, leaving you paying more on water bills than necessary. Worse, if leakage seeps into the walls and floors of your home, you may also have to pay thousands of dollars in water damage restoration services. The water damage may even lead to mold growth in your home, which can impact indoor air quality for the worst. However, though it may seem like you’re fated to live with plumbing problems for the entirety of the fall and winter, there is a way for you to detect problems before they worsen. Even if pipes are not immediately visible to the eye, you can still look out for them around the house, perhaps in ways you didn’t even expect.

Calling Lighten Up for Pipe Repair Service

Once you do know the warning signs of a pipe problem, Lighten Up will be able to provide high-quality pipe repair. Just a few quick repairs from one of our fully-trained and licensed plumbers will change your plumbing system for the better. Since pipe problems can have an impact on your water quality, we can ensure you have clean water for all purposes. Our repairs are also durable and longer lasting, giving homeowners peace of mind knowing they are saving money on utility bills and living without the worry of leaky pipes. Plus, our team can show you what to notice around the house when you suspect something is wrong with your plumbing system so you will be able to call us for service much sooner than usual. A quicker call for service equals quicker plumbing repairs ensuring you will not spend a moment longer with troublesome pipes.

When Should You Call for Pipe Repair?

Detecting warning signs that your pipes need to be repaired may be easier than you think. Please pay attention to any of the following in and around your home:

  1. Low Water Pressure: One of the most common indications of faulty pipes is lower water pressure, which you may notice if your shower isn’t as strong as it used to be, or if the water pressure in your sinks is lower. This is generally a sign that your pipes are on the edge of failing. Please call Lighten Up as soon as possible before the low water pressure stops you from functioning in your home on a daily basis.
  2. Corroded Pipes: You may think identifying signs of corrosion would be impossible since pipes are located underground. But if there are pipes visible in your backyard or basement, you can spot corrosion easily. If the amount of rust is significant, you should call for service immediately, as this indicates there is most likely a problem with your indoor pipes as well.
  3. Contaminated Waters: If you have proper water filtration, you won’t have to worry about the state of your water supply. However, murkiness can appear in tap water every now and then and it should be a concern if it does not disappear after a few seconds. It is a sign of a serious problem in your pipes and before the water is consumed, you should call for plumbing service immediately.
  4. Unexplained Cracks and Holes: You can also inspect outdoor and basement piping for any cracks or holes, which will only worsen when you refuse to fix them and eventually make you consider pipe replacement entirely.
  5. Outdated Pipes: Newer pipes in homes today are known for their durability and longevity, but you may have pipes made from now outdated materials like clay, cast-iron, and polybutylene. Polybutylene pipes saw a wave of lawsuits in the 1980s. These materials will cause pipes to break away quite easily, especially if you have had them in your house for years.
  6. You Have an Older House: Older homes may appeal to any of you who are interested in DIY plumbing maintenance, but they also have a much higher risk of faulty piping. When you do purchase an older home, you will most likely be dealing with the original pipes on the property, meaning you are already guaranteed to be calling for pipe repair. You will be more at risk to experience these headaches if your home was built before 1960.

Don’t Let Broken Pipes Get The Best Of Your Fall Activities – Schedule A Pipe Repair Service Today

Contact Lighten Up today if you want to learn more on what you should notice in your home when suspect you need pipe repair!