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4 Signs Of Pipe Damage That Homeowners Often Ignore

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Keeping an eye on your plumbing system particularly your pipes, is essential, especially if you live in an older home. When your plumbing system ages, it will show signs of problems that a Frisco plumber can detect. You may not be aware of these issues, but ignoring the tell-tale signs of worn pipes can be costly. There are areas of your home that you may not be paying attention to. 

The basements, crawlspaces and utility might just be a few of these places. For you to make sure that your pipes will not cause any inconveniences on your part once they are damaged, it is important to perform a thorough inspection. There are many signs that will help you identify whether or not your pipes are worn out. 

Flaking or dimpling

Have you noticed any tube corrosion? It is an indicator that your pipe needs to be replaced. The pipes can experience corrosion once the water has high-acid content. Acid can eat away at your pipe’s tubing. This is common in copper pipes that have remained idle for long periods. You will need to call a plumber to address the issue. A professional plumber will perform a thorough inspection to find out where the problem lies. Replacing your pipes is the best solution that a plumber will recommend. 


Stains are also a cause for concern because they are also indicators that your pipes are no longer functioning as they should. Stains underneath your sink or discoloration found on your walls indicate an issue. There might be leaks that you need to address immediately to prevent damaging your pipes. 

You will also need to check your bathroom walls as there can be traces of stains that you need to be aware of. Once the stains appear, your pipes will begin to break apart. Do not attempt to fix the issue on your own. You will need a plumber to repair the leak. You will also need to get in touch with a contractor to fix any drywall that the plumber recommends to tear. 


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Plumbing repair service. Bowl and bidet with plumbing tools for a plumber and pvc plastic tubes. 3d illustration

Do not ignore a small leak because this can be a sign of a more serious issue with your pipes. When the pipes leak, you need to replace them immediately to prevent your house from deteriorating quickly. Leaks can cause mold and mildew to develop. They are usually found in your bathroom wall or somewhere in your home. Mold thrives in moist environments. 

When you have leaking pipes, the mold can make them its breeding ground. Leaks that are hidden behind a wall or under a floor should also be checked. When it comes to spotting some mildew, you need to check it in your shower. There might be a substantial problem that prevents your plumbing system from working efficiently. Once there is musty smell of mildew and mold, you should call a plumber right away to find out more about the problem. 

Water discoloration

The water coming out from your sink taps should be clear. If you notice that it looks rusty, you will need to schedule an appointment with a plumber because discolored water is a sign of rusty pipes. When pipes are rusty and the water it produces is odd-colored, the taste can be unpleasant. The rust also causes the water to harden, making it difficult for you to get rid of soap out of your dishes, clothes or off your skin. 

The problem can get worse if you always skip calling a plumber to fix the issue. Your pipes, while meant to last are not impervious to any kind of damage. There will come a time when they will no longer serve their purpose. As all homes need water, you need to make sure that you have access to clean water. This will only be possible if you always make it a point to keep your pipes in check. You do not have to check the plumbing system yourself as you can always hire a qualified plumber to do the job for you. 

When it comes to searching for a plumber to do the job, always choose licensed and highly-trained plumbers. You can be sure that you will be on the safe side if you do not embark on a DIY project. Your plumbing system needs the help of a professional. Be sure to call Lex Plumbing so you can replace your pipes successfully and get clean water all the time. 


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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