Some plumbing issues, like a burst pipe, are obvious. Some aren’t as obvious but have the likelihood to cause a lot of destruction in your house.
While you can attempt to repair some of these plumbing challenges on your own, you might result making them worse in most situations. Specialized plumbers have undertaken specialized instruction and have a lot of hands-on skills.
Here are a a handful of circumstances that require the assistance of a local plumber like Tri County Climate Control LLC.
1. Burst Pipes
In the winter, water can freeze inside your pipes and cause the pipes to break. A burst pipe can cause water overflow and significant water damage in your house if it’s not fixed immediately.
If you have found a leaking pipe, the first step is to disable your home’s water supply. You’ll accomplish this at the main water shutoff valve, which is usually situated in your utility area or basement. Twisting the spigot clockwise will turn off the water.
Then reach out to our team at 541-238-2797 immediately. Whether it’s behind a partition, in your yard or below your house’s foundation, we’ll be able to pinpoint the burst pipe and repair it fast.
2. Water Payments Are Rising
If you aren’t using extra water than usual and your fee increases two-fold, there’s a good likelihood you have a leak. Sometimes your bill will rise a bit. It’s tougher to expose but will usually become more obvious as the leak expands.
It can be hard to uncover a water leak without professional help. But you can examine your water meter to find out if the leak is inside or outside your home.
3. Fungus is Developing on Walls, Ceilings or Floors
A little bit of mildew is typical in humid rooms like bathrooms. But it’s not usual to find sizable amounts growing on a non-shower wall, the ceiling or on baseboards, notably if these spaces feel squishy to the touch.
4. Walls, Ceiling or Floors are Disintegrating
A leaking pipe can force walls, ceilings and floors to feel soft or dip. It can also leave behind water blemishes on areas.
These issues can occur in areas with substandard ventilation or high humidity. But it is incredibly hard if you are encountering other signs of a leaky pipe, like mold or musty smells.
5. Stale Smell
Stagnant water can make a room smell like mildew. If the room also has damp walls or floors, you could have a water issue.
Additional Plumbing Issues
6. Backflow Within Your Sink or Toilet
Your fixtures can back up sewer water and cause ruin when the water density descends in your property. This may be caused by a destroyed backflow preventer, sewer line impairment or other city issues. Contact our team at 541-238-2797 at the earliest site of backflow and we’ll get it repaired quickly.
7. Water Pressure is Scarce
A number of items can be wrong when your water pressure is insufficient. There could be a block in your sink. It can also be caused by a nonfunctioning water heater or a busted pipe.
8. There’s Never Enough Hot Water
If you own a water heater with a tank, it has a finite space for hot water. If you’re experiencing chilly water when you don’t use very much heated water, something might be faulty. Your boiler could be not watertight, in need or repair or need to be changed.
9. Sink or Shower Drains Slowly
A block is most likely to be the reason when your sink or shower drains too slowly. Our team uses a unique instrument like a drain snake to unclog and get your fixture draining correctly again.
10. Toilet Is Continually Running
If your toilet’s tank seal gets damaged, it will signal the tank to continue refilling. A toilet that continues refilling can suddenly increase your water bills.
11. Water is Rusty
Your water should be translucent.
Don’t have concern if the water comes out cloudy once in a while, as this usually just means there’s air in the water supply. If you discover dirt settling at the base of your glass, we suggest you have your boiler inspected.
Water that’s any other color can be harmful to your body. Here are a variety of situations that can cause your water to be discolored:
- Brown, red or yellow—This is often the result of a water main break in your community. It could also mean your pipes are deteriorated.
- Green or blue—This is very serious, since it means your pipes are likely corroded. Your water can taste like metal or bitter due to a high quantity of copper or lead. Long-term exposure has been associated with to critical health problems in individuals, like intestinal illnesses, cancer and seizures.
If you’re observing non-clear water or sediment in your water, call us at 541-238-2797 and our team will identify the concern.
12. Pipes are Making Loud Sounds
It isn’t typical to hear loud bangs in your plumbing equipment while running water. This means your pipes can be loose or could be close to leaking.