A few plumbing problems, like a broken pipe, are obvious. A few aren’t as blatant but have the potential to impose a lot of destruction in your home.
While you may attempt to repair some of these plumbing issues by yourself, you may result making them worse in most cases. Pro plumbers have undertaken specialized instruction and have years of hands-on skills.
Here are a few circumstances that require the expertise of a local plumber like Halverson Brothers Inc.
1. Leaking Pipes
In the cold season, water can freeze in your pipes and cause them to break. A broken pipe can cause an overload of water and serious water damage in your home if it’s not repaired right away.
If you think you have a burst pipe, the beginning step is to shut off your property’s water reserve. You’ll do this at the main water shutoff valve, which is commonly situated in your utility area or basement. Rotating the spigot clockwise will disable the water.
Then call us at 715-352-4052 now. If it’s behind a partition, in your backyard or under your house’s foundation, we’ll be able to locate the leaking pipe and fix it swiftly.
2. Water Bills Keep Increasing
If you haven’t used more water than typical and your fee doubles, there’s a good chance you have a leak. Sometimes your dues will increase just a little bit. It’s harder to detect but will usually become more obvious as the leak gets bigger.
It may be difficult to find a water leak without professional help. However you can examine your water meter to determine if the leak is in or out of your home.
3. Mold is Emerging on Walls, Ceilings or Floors
A little bit of mold is normal in humid quarters like bathrooms. Although it’s not typical to find large amounts growing on a non-shower wall, the ceiling or on baseboards, especially if these spaces feel pliant to the touch.
4. Walls, Ceiling or Floors are Damaged
A leaking pipe can make walls, ceilings and floors to feel flexible or dip. It may also leave water marks on surfaces.
These issues can exist in areas with poor ventilation or high humidity. However they’re exceptionally difficult if you are enduring other signs of a broken pipe, like mold or musty smells.
5. Stale Smell
Stagnant water can make a space smell like mildew. If the area also has wet walls or floors, you possibly have a water leak.
Other Plumbing Issues
6. Backflow in Your Sink or Toilet
Your plumbing can back up sewer water and cause ruin when the water pressure decreases in your home. This can be caused by a damaged backflow preventer, sewer line deterioration or other municipal complications. Reach out to our team at 715-352-4052 at the first indication of backflow and our experts will get it fixed promptly.
7. Water Pressure is Low
A number of items can be the issue when your water pressure is lacking. There can be a block in your toilet. It could also be caused by a malfunctioning boiler or a broken pipe.
8. There’s Never Plentiful Hot Water
If you have a water heater with a tank, it has a defined space for hot water. If you’re experiencing chilly water when you have not used much hot water, something may be faulty. Your water heater could be dripping, in need or repair or need to be updated.
9. Sink or Shower Clears Slowly
A block is probably to be the reason when your sink or shower is draining too slowly. We use a unique instrument alike to a drain snake to unblock and get your fittings draining correctly again.
10. Toilet Won’t Stop Running
If your toilet’s tank seal fails, it will cause the tank to go on refilling. A toilet that is always refilling can rapidly drive up your water dues.
11. Water is Rusty
Your water should be clear.
Don’t have concern if the water comes out off-color once in a while, as this usually just means there’s air in the water reserve. If you see particles settling in your glass, we suggest you have your boiler examined.
Water that’s any other color can be dangerous to your body. Below 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 can also mean your pipes are old or rusty.
- Green or blue—This is particularly serious, as it means your pipes are most likely decaying. Your water may taste metallic or bitter on account of a high amount of copper or lead. Long-term exposure has been linked to critical health problems in individuals, including intestinal illnesses, cancer and seizures.
If you’re seeing discolored water or sediment in your water, call us at 715-352-4052 and our experts will determine the issue.
12. Pipes are Making Odd Bangs
It isn’t typical to hear loud bangs in your plumbing system while running water. This means your pipes may be loose or may be close to dripping.