6 Signs Your Plumbing Needs Repair

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Your plumbing system runs behind your walls, under your floors and in the ground. You can’t really see if there are any issues with it until there is a very noticeable problem that needs to be fixed. You should have your plumbing inspected regularly in order to catch these issues and have them repaired before you are stuck with a huge bill. Sherwood Mechanical Services in Edmonton shares six signs that your plumbing might need repair:

Damp walls and ceilings

Sudden wet stains on the walls of your home, or wet rings on the ceiling, are a sure sign of leaks or cracks in your line. If you ignore this for too long, the structural integrity of your property will be dangerously compromised and you’ll be in the market for some very expensive repairs. Keep an eye out for these visually sore spots to ensure you catch and nip any leak in the bud.

Indoor flooding

If any part of the floor or basement is damp or flooded, the pipes of you could have sprung a leak or your could have water coming through your home’s foundation. If a pipe has sprung a leak it could cause damage to your foundation, floors, drywall and other parts of your basement. Plus, this moisture will promote mildew growth and affect the air quality of your home. If you see dampness and think it is a plumbing-related issue, contact plumbers in Edmonton!

Outdoor flooding

A puddle in the backyard when it hasn’t been raining or snowing, for example, could mean there is a problem with the main underground pipe. You might have to repair or replace parts of the plumbing. If the damage is severe, the entire main line might need repair.  Check with the city or county you live in as the main lines outside of your home could be owned by them and their responsibility to fix.

No running water

If water isn’t running out of your taps, and it’s the dead of winter, your pipes may have frozen. If any part of the plumbing is exposed, check for any bulging on the pipes as this is usually an indicator of freezing; and if one pipe is frozen, many others might be too. EPCOR has a few tips for preventing frozen pipes, but calling a professional plumber to help prevent further damage is probably a good idea.

No running water could also be a sign of hard water scale accumulation. The minerals in hard water leave deposits in the pipes and clog them up. These can continue to collect until there’s no option left but to replace the line.

Low water pressure

If the water pressure in your faucets has dropped, there might be a leak, which will cause most of the water to seep out elsewhere. As it’s difficult to be sure where exactly the problem is, you will have to call on of Calgary’s best plumbers to inspect your plumbing system and make repairs.

Unusually high water bill

Any problem with the water line will cause a lot of water to be wasted. If there is a sudden spike in your water bill, damaged and leaking plumbing might be the culprit. Contact Sherwood Mechanical Services to inspect your plumbing system and fix the repair. Leaking pipes can create expensive water damage to other parts of your home if not dealt with promptly.

Plumbers in Edmonton

Sherwood Mechanical Services has over 25 years experience with plumbing installation, replacement and repair. They have built their company on a commitment to providing quality workmanship with cost-effective solutions. If you suspect your plumbing might need to be repaired or replaced, want to have it inspected or if you’re investing in a home renovation that requires plumbing and heating services, contact Sherwood Mechanical Services. 

 

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