Certain plumbing challenges, for instance a broken pipe, are straightforward. A few aren’t as obvious but have the likelihood to impose a lot of destruction in your space.
While you can intend to repair some of these plumbing challenges by yourself, you could turn out making them worse in most situations. Specialized plumbers have undergone specialized instruction and have a lot of hands-on experience.
Below are a some situations that necessitate the expertise of a local pro like County Line Mechanical LLC.
1. Broken Pipes
In the winter, water can freeze within your pipes and cause pipes to break. A broken pipe can cause flooding and serious water damage in your house if it’s not fixed right away.
If you have found a burst pipe, the first step is to turn off your property’s water reserve. You’ll do this at the main water shutoff valve, which is usually situated in your utility room. Turning the valve clockwise will shut off the water.
Then contact our team at 717-216-0846 right away. Regardless if it’s behind a partition, in your backyard or below your house’s foundation, we’ll be able to pinpoint the burst pipe and fix it swiftly.
2. Water Fees Keep Increasing
If you don’t use more water than usual and your payment duplicates, there’s a good probability you have a water leakage. Sometimes your bill will go up just a little bit. It’s tougher to catch but will usually become more evident as the leak gets larger.
It could be hard to discover a water leak without professional assistance. But you can examine your water meter to find out if the leak is indoors or outdoors.
3. Mildew is Developing on Walls, Ceilings or Floors
A little bit of mildew is normal in damp spaces like bathrooms. Although it’s not usual to find sizable amounts accumulating on a non-shower wall, the ceiling or on baseboards, particularly if these spaces feel soft to the touch.
4. Walls, Ceiling or Floors are Disintegrating
A dripping pipe can cause walls, ceilings and floors to feel squishy or sag. It can also leave behind water stains on surfaces.
These challenges can occur in areas with poor air circulation or high humidity. However it is particularly problematic if you are encountering other signs of a leaky pipe, like mildew or moldy smells.
5. Stale Smell
Sitting water can make an area smell stale. If the room also has wet walls or floors, you possibly have a water problem.
Additional Plumbing Concerns
6. Backflow Inside Your Sink or Toilet
Your plumbing can back up sewer water and cause disrepair when the water compression descends in your home. This can be caused by a destroyed backflow preventer, sewer line damage or other municipal complications. Reach out to our team at 717-216-0846 at the initial site of backflow and we’ll get it operating promptly.
7. Water Pressure is Low
A number of factors can be the issue when your water pressure is low. There may be a clog in your sink. It can also be caused by a broken boiler or a busted pipe.
8. There’s Never Ample Hot Water
If you have a water heater with a tank, it has a limited space for hot water. If you’re experiencing cold water when you haven’t used very much warm water, something could be faulty. Your hot water tank could be leaking, malfunctioning or need to be updated.
9. Sink or Shower Drains Slowly
A clog is most likely to be at fault when your sink or shower empties too slowly. We use a custom instrument similar to a drain snake to unclog and get your fittings draining correctly again.
10. Toilet Keeps Running
If your toilet’s tank seal fails, it will cause the tank to continue refilling. A toilet that continues refilling can suddenly boost your water dues.
11. Water is Discolored
Your water should be clear.
Don’t fret if the water comes out off-color once in a while, as this generally just means there’s air in the water store. If you discover dirt settling in your glass, we recommend you get your boiler inspected.
Water that’s any other color can be harmful to your health. Here are some issues that may cause your water to be discolored:
- Brown, red or yellow—This is usually from a water main break in your location. It may also mean your pipes are deteriorated.
- Green or blue—This is particularly serious, because it means your pipes are most likely decaying. Your water could taste like metal or acrid on account of a high amount of copper or lead. Long-term exposure has been linked to major health issues in people of all ages, such as intestinal illnesses, cancer and seizures.
If you’re observing non-clear water or sediment in your water, contact us at 717-216-0846 and our team will diagnose the issue.
12. Pipes are Making Knocking Noises
It isn’t usual to hear odd bangs in your plumbing equipment while running water. This means your pipes could be insecure or might be close to leaking.