Certain plumbing challenges, like a burst pipe, are obvious. A few aren’t as prominent but have the likelihood to inflict a lot of destruction in your home.
While you could attempt to mend some of these plumbing challenges alone, you might turn out making them worse in most situations. Pro plumbers have undergone specialized instruction and have years of hands-on skills.
Below are a few situations that necessitate the help of a local plumber like Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC.
1. Leaking Pipes
In the cold season, water can freeze in your pipes and cause pipes to break. A broken pipe can cause an overload of water and considerable water damage in your house if it’s not repaired promptly.
If you think you have a burst pipe, the first step is to disable your house’s water reserve. You’ll complete this at the main water shutoff valve, which is typically located in your utility room. Rotating the valve clockwise will stop the water.
Then call us at 715-318-6728 right away. Whether it’s behind a barrier, in your backyard or beneath your property’s foundation, we’ll be able to uncover the burst pipe and repair it swiftly.
2. Water Dues Keep Increasing
If you aren’t using additional water than normal and your bill increases two-fold, there’s a good chance you have a water leak. Now and then your payment will go up a little. It’s harder to detect but will usually become more obvious as the leak gets larger.
It could be tough to find a water leak without professional help. Nevertheless you can check your water meter to determine if the leak is indoors or outdoors.
3. Mildew is Growing on Walls, Ceilings or Floors
A little bit of mold is usual in humid rooms like bathrooms. Although it’s not common to see sizable amounts accumulating on a non-shower wall, the ceiling or trim, especially if these surfaces feel squishy to the touch.
4. Walls, Ceiling or Floors are Disintegrating
A leaking pipe can cause walls, ceilings and floors to feel squishy or droop. It may also leave water marks on spaces.
These issues can exist in spaces with deficient air circulation or high humidity. But it’s especially difficult if you are encountering other signs of a leaky pipe, like mold or musty smells.
5. Musty Smell
Stagnant water can make a room smell musty. If the room also has damp walls or floors, you may have a water leak.
Additional Plumbing Issues
6. Backflow Within Your Sink or Toilet
Your fittings can back up sewer water and cause damage when the water compression descends in your house. This may be caused by a damaged backflow preventer, sewer line deterioration or other city complications. Reach out to our team at 715-318-6728 at the initial indication of backflow and our team will get it repaired promptly.
7. Water Pressure is Low
A number of things can be going on when your water pressure is lacking. There can be a clog in your toilet. It can also be caused by a broken hot water tank or a busted pipe.
8. There’s Never Enough Hot Water
If you own a water heater with a tank, it has a limited space for hot water. If you’re enduring frigid water when you have not used a lot of hot water, something may be in need of repair. Your water heater could be dripping, in need or repair or need to be updated.
9. Sink or Shower Empties Slowly
An obstruction is usually to blame when your sink or shower drains too slowly. We’ll use a custom device alike to a drain snake to unclog and get your fittings draining smoothly again.
10. Toilet Is Continually Running
If your toilet’s tank seal fails, it will signal the tank to continue refilling. A toilet that keeps refilling can quickly boost your water bills.
11. Water is Dirty
Your water should be clear.
Don’t have concern if it comes out dirty once in a while, as this typically just means there’s air in the water supply. If you find fragments settling in your glass, we suggest you have your boiler checked.
Water that’s any other color can be dangerous to your body. Listed are some situations that could cause your water to be discolored:
- Brown, red or yellow—This is usually the result of a water main break in your area. It could also mean your pipes are old or rusty.
- Green or blue—This is extremely serious, because it means your pipes are probably decaying. Your water may taste like metal or acrid due to a high amount of copper or lead. Long-term intake has been connected to major health challenges in individuals, including intestinal illnesses, cancer and seizures.
If you’re seeing discolored water or sediment in your water, contact us at 715-318-6728 and our team will determine the issue.
12. Pipes are Making Odd Bangs
It isn’t typical to hear loud bangs in your plumbing units while running water. This means your pipes may be unsecured or may be close to leaking.