Plumbing issues can cost you on your utility fee and in damage to your space.

When you need skilled plumbing services in Reinholds, Pennsylvania, look to the local pros at County Line Mechanical LLC.

Our expert plumbers offer a full range of resources, from water seepage repair to water heater installation. We’ll get there in a fully prepared service vehicle reinforced by an in-house components warehouse. This ensures we’ll be able to get your equipment working quicker.

Call us at 717-216-0846 for emergency plumbing service. Or contact us online to schedule a plumbing fitting appointment.

12 Indications You Need a Plumber

A few plumbing problems, like a broken pipe, are obvious. Others aren’t as pronounced but have the potential to inflict a lot of destruction in your house.

While you can intend to fix some of these plumbing concerns on your own, you may end up making them worse in most circumstances. Professional plumbers have undergone specialized education and have years of hands-on expertise.

Here are a some circumstances that require the expertise of a local professional like County Line Mechanical LLC.

Water Drips

1. Broken Pipes

In the winter, water can freeze inside your pipes and cause the pipes to break. A broken pipe can cause flooding and significant water damage in your house if it’s not mended immediately.

If you think you have a broken pipe, the initial step is to shut off your home’s water store. You’ll complete this at the main water shutoff valve, which is usually situated in your utility area or basement. Twisting the valve clockwise will turn off the water.

Then reach out to our pros at 717-216-0846 right away. Whether it’s behind a wall, in your yard or under your house’s foundation, we’ll be able to locate the burst pipe and repair it quickly.

2. Water Dues Are Rising

If you don’t use more water than usual and your bill doubles, there’s a good probability you have a water leak. Sometimes your bill will go up a bit. It’s more difficult to catch but will normally become more obvious as the leak gets larger.

It can be hard to discover a water leak without expert assistance. Although you can check your water meter to figure out if the leak is inside or outside your home.

3. Mildew is Developing on Walls, Ceilings or Floors

Some mildew is usual in humid rooms like bathrooms. However it’s not usual to find large amounts growing on a non-shower wall, the ceiling or on baseboards, especially if these areas feel squishy to the touch.

4. Walls, Ceiling or Floors are Deformed

A leaking pipe can force walls, ceilings and floors to feel soft or droop. It could also leave water blemishes on surfaces.

These issues can occur in areas with poor air circulation or high humidity. But it’s especially problematic if you are encountering other signs of a leaky pipe, like mildew or moldy smells.

5. Mildew Smell

Sitting water can make a space smell musty. If the space also has damp walls or floors, you could have a water leak.

Other Plumbing Concerns

6. Backflow in Your Sink or Toilet

Your fixtures can back up sewer water and cause damage when the water density drops in your house. This can be caused by a broken backflow preventer, sewer line deterioration or other local issues. Reach out to us at 717-216-0846 at the initial sign of backflow and our team will get it fixed promptly.

7. Water Pressure is Poor

A number of things can be wrong when your water pressure is low. There may be a obstruction in your plumbing fixture. It can also be caused by a broken water heater or a broken pipe.

8. There’s Never Enough Hot Water

If you own a boiler with a tank, it has a limited capacity for hot water. If you’re getting cold water when you have not used a lot of heated water, something may be wrong. Your boiler could be not watertight, in need or repair or need to be replaced.

9. Sink or Shower Clears Slowly

An obstruction is probably to blame when your sink or shower is draining too slowly. We’ll use a special device like a drain snake to break it up and get your fittings draining efficiently again.

10. Toilet Won’t Stop Running

If your toilet’s tank seal is broken, it will signal the tank to go on refilling. A toilet that keeps refilling can quickly drive up your water dues.

11. Water is Rusty

Your water should be clear.

Don’t have concern if it comes out off-color once in a while, as this usually just means there’s air in the water reserve. If you find particles settling at the bottom of your glass, you should have your water tank inspected.

Water that’s any other color can be hazardous to your health. Listed are a few issues that can cause your water to be discolored:

  • Brown, red or yellow—This is often caused by a water main break in your community. It could also mean your pipes are worn down.
  • Green or blue—This is especially serious, as it means your pipes are probably corroded. Your water could taste brassy or bitter because of a high concentration of copper or lead. Long-term consumption has been linked to serious health issues in adults and children, like intestinal illnesses, cancer and seizures.

If you’re seeing discolored water or sediment in your water, contact us at 717-216-0846 and we’ll diagnose the issue.

12. Pipes are Making Odd Bangs

If your toilet’s tank seal fails, it will signal the tank to continue refilling. A toilet that is always refilling can quickly drive up your water dues.

Plumbing Repair and Plumbing Installation Services You Can Depend On

At County Line Mechanical LLC, we offer plumbing repair and installation services that you can count on. We’re here to help, so call us at 717-216-0846 when you need exceptional home plumbing services quickly.

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