A crack in your Seattle pipes can instantly bring a halt to your day. From extensive property damage that requires a lot of time and money to repair to the dangerous health effects of mold and wastewater, the consequences of cracked pipes in your home or business can be devastating.
The Signs of a Cracked Pipe
There are things you can pay attention to that may indicate a cracked pipe. If you notice any of the following signs, contact Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter immediately for a plumbing system inspection.
Higher water bills. Be aware of escalated water bills, especially if you’ve had no unusual water usage or activity. The higher bill could indicate that you’re losing water through a cracked pipe.
Strange noises. Notice any bubbling, whistling, banging, or clanking noises. If you flush the toilet or use the sink and hear any of those noises, it could indicate that air can’t escape the pipeline because of a crack.
Unpleasant odors. If you notice foul odors in your sinks, drains, or other areas of your property, it could indicate that a cracked pipe is keeping sewage from successfully moving through the pipeline.
Accumulating puddles. Puddles under your sinks or on your floors, sink holes or soggy areas in your yard, or damp drywall and wet ceiling rings could mean that a cracked pipe is leaking water on your property.
No water. If you turn on the faucet and no water or just a low-pressure stream comes out, you may have a cracked and leaking pipe.
The Consequences of a Cracked Pipe
If you notice any signs of a cracked pipe and fail to take action, you could face some potentially negative consequences:
Expensive repairs. Left untreated, a cracked pipe can cause expensive damage to your flooring, baseboards, walls, cabinets, appliances, and furniture. The result can be hundreds of dollars in repairs and up to thousands in damages.
Health challenges. Cracked pipes can pool water around your Washington home or business. That stagnant water can house bacteria and mold that could make you, your family, or your customers sick.
Lost time. The more serious the problem, the longer it may take to fix. Cracked pipes and the damage they cause could end up eating a lot of your valuable time.
The Repair Process for a Cracked Pipe
Don’t let cracked pipes take your time, money, and health. Our expert technicians can offer a customized solution to fit your situation. We can begin by traveling to your home or business to perform a point-by-point evaluation of your plumbing system, use that evaluation to create an efficient solution, and perform any necessary repairs. From simple patching to more complex trenchless pipe bursting, we will offer the best solution for your specific problem.
If you suspect a cracked pipe, promptly contact the Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter team of informative associates. We can use our over 20 years of experience and knowledge to repair your cracked pipes, offer maintenance support to save you time and money in the future, and provide guidance to keep your pipes working properly.