If you are a home or business owner, you probably have had to deal with your share of plumbing issues. One of the most difficult and stressful plumbing problems is broken and/or leaking pipes inside your property. Broken/leaking pipes can happen for a number of reasons and in several different locations in your property. Being aware of the common signs of broken and leaking pipes can help you minimize the amount of damage to your property caused by intrusive water. Restore Pro offers full water damage cleanup and restoration to the Sandusky community and many surrounding locations. If you experience any type of water issue due to broken or leaking pipes, call our professional team ASAP to clean up and restore the damage before it becomes a bigger, more costly problem.
Common Signs Of Broken/Leaking Pipes
Discolored Walls, Ceilings, Floors – If water is leaking or pooling up inside your property’s structure, then you will start noticing some discoloration on the opposite side. For example, if a pipe is leaking inside of your wall or in the ceiling, white colored drywall will start to turn a yellow/brown color. This is noticeable in walls, ceilings, floorboards, and even different types of flooring.
Increased Water Bill – If your water bill suddenly sky-rockets without an apparent reason, you could wave a pipe issue causing water damage. Constant leaks will keep the water flowing and will make your water bill go up. Keep an eye on your water usage and if it starts increasing suddenly, call a water damage professional that can detect moisture in your structure. Restore Pro has advanced equipment that can detect inside water fairly easily.
Wet Or Damp Spots – If water has gotten under your carpet or in a spot that discoloration is not noticeable, you will likely feel a soft, damp spot. In walls, floorboards, and the ceiling, the surface material will bow or warp, creating an unnatural look to the otherwise sleek, straight structure. Wood flooring is known to warp and corners may start turning upward or downward at the corners and ends.
Musty/Mildew Smell – The smell of mold usually accompanies water leaks in a home or business. This smell is often noticeable in basements, attics, crawlspaces and other areas that do not get a lot of foot traffic. Mold can grow in as little as 28-48 hours given the right type of environment. Moisture and humidity are two of the main contributing factors to mold growth.
If you are concerned that your pipes are leaking or if a malfunctioning pipe has burst in your home or business, call Restore Pro right away. Our professional team can quickly resolve the water issue and minimize the extent of the damage. Water and mold issues spread fast if not dealt with right away. Restore Pro offers 24-hour water damage cleanup to the home and business owners of Sandusky and the surrounding areas. If you are unsure if water damage is an issue, call for a water damage assessment by our professionals. We can detect moisture, find the source of the problem and start the repair process immediately so that you do not have to worry.