Know the Early Warning Signs of Damaged Pipes

Damaged pipes
Cold and rainy weather brings one of the biggest fears for any property owners — damaged pipes. In addition to harming your quality of life by depriving you of running water, it also poses as a massive financial risk. Left untreated, your pipes will burst, which results in costly repairs and the potential for expensive water damage.

Your Water is Slow

As your pipes start to get damaged, it will begin to obstruct water flow. If you are having to turn your faucets more than usual, and even that isn’t a guarantee of sufficient water pressure, you may be dealing with a pipe issue. If you are experiencing low water pressure, there also could be a leak somewhere in your building.

Your Water is Cold

It’s no surprise that running through colder water build up is not great for your hot water’s temperature. Reduced output from your hot taps is an indication that all is not well in your water system, and you may be on the verge of damaged pipes.

Your Water Smells Funny

When lines leading out of your house get blocked or damaged, it leaves nowhere for the materials moving through the pipes to go. This causes odors to come back up the pipes and into your building. When things start to smell, this is an indicator you could be having a pipe issue.

If you’ve noticed any of these warning signs, your pipes may be in jeopardy. Get in contact with R.S. Andrews by calling 770-691-0473 and a professional plumber will be out to check your pipes and avert disaster.

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