How to Tell if Your Plumbing Pipes Are Worn Out

You depend on your plumbing for all your washing and sanitation needs, and it is vital that this system function properly. There are some ways you can tell your pipes are wearing out, and we will discuss this in more detail in this article.

You Have a Leak

You need to pay attention to leakage, even if it is just a small amount, as this can be a clue that your pipes are deteriorating. It is also important to take the age of the house into account. Older homes that have experienced wear and tear without having had the pipes repaired are at a greater risk for having problems. Some telltale signs you have a leak is that there will be visible growth of mold or mildew on the walls, ceilings, or floors of your home. You may also notice a musty smell or a stain on the wall. If you've taken care to clean the area, but the problem still persists, this is an indication that water is leaking from a faulty pipe. 

Your Water is Tinged

When your water is discolored and has a brownish or yellowish tone to it, you should seek the advice of a plumber. The presence of rust can be what has caused the water to darken, and you can best see this when you've filled your bathtub up, particularly after a long weekend away from home. This condition needs to be corrected, as it can create hard water, making it difficult to wash clothes properly.

Your Faucet Drips

It is normal for the spigot to continue to expel droplets of water after you bathe or shower, but if it persists, you likely have a problem. A warning signal is when the leaking persists more than ten minutes after you have turned the water off, and this is true whether the dripping occurs at a fast rate or at a slow drip. In any of these scenarios mentioned, the best course of action is to contact your plumber.

If you're looking for an experienced and professional plumber, contact the team at Heaney Plumbing & Heating today. 

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