How to Detect if Your Have a Plumbing Leak

With Winter making a statement on it’s here to stay, for a little while longer at least, it’s important to notice any changes or concerns with your plumbing system. By being proactive about your plumbing needs, you can help prevent costly replacements.

In general, keep a lookout for any random noises, rattling, tattling, rough patches on painted areas, discoloration of certain corners, mold spots on the ceiling, etc. as these may indicate some type of plumbing leak.

Here are Faulstick Plumbing’s top 5 most common signs of a plumbing leak.

1. Depleted Water Pressure

Sedimentation in pipes, faulty valves or any plumbing leak may cause depleted water pressure. This causes water to run slowly through the pipes, even after fully opening the used taps. If you are not attaining a normal water pressure, give Faulstick Plumbing a call.

2. Offensive Odors

Any musty smell surrounding the rooms after using the water in the laundry room, bathroom, kitchen or other area could indicate underground faults. This may be due to a leak or stagnant water under your flooring, which in time creates offensive smells.

3. Appearance of Stains or Droops

A sagging ceiling, bendable wall or an outline of a watermark on your ceiling or walls is a clear indication of a plumbing leak and needs to be looked at ASAP to prevent any further damage to your home. The faster the leak is detected, the better. Don’t ignore small stains as they could lead to bigger, and more costly, concerns.  Give us a call at Faulstick Plumbing and we’ll make sure your house stays in the best condition.

4. Rattling Sounds

You should not hear any weird or out of the ordinary sounds coming from your plumbing system. If you begin to hear any strange noises such as rattling or hissing in pipes, it may indicate a loose fitting or plumbing leak.

5. Unusual Mold and Mildew

Plumbing leaks cause moisture within your home due to the standing water, which ultimately can also grow mold and mildew if not treated properly. This new growth in your home can appear as an unwanted patch in your ceilings and walls. If not treated immediately, the appearance of mold and mildew can also cause respiratory issues for your family. If you have any concerns or questionable spots, please give Faulstick Plumbing a call immediately.

Faulstick Plumbing

At Faulstick Plumbing, we specialize in installs, repairs, and inspections for all of your well, water, and plumbing needs. Our family-owned and operated business has built a reputation as the best-doing things the right way with the customer in mind, every time. Give us a call at 570-992-0447 to discuss your needs today!

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