There are plenty of ways that your home’s plumbing can malfunction or become damaged, and it can be hard for homeowners to identify and address problems on their own. That is why we have plumbers, after all. While there are virtually unlimited ways that plumbing problems can manifest in your home, there are a few common signs that can indicate leaking pipes. Here are a few symptoms of pipe leaks to watch for in your Maryland home. If you notice any of these signs, contact the experts at Metcalf Plumbing!
Warped or Stained Walls or Floors
One of the clear signs of a hidden plumbing problem is water damage to your home. If you notice that your floors or walls have become warped or stained, you may have pipe leaks somewhere in your system. Even a tiny leak can cause massive problems in terms of excess moisture, mold growth, and bacteria, and these small holes often become more significant over time. Stains or mold on your floors, ceiling, or walls are often indicative of water coming from somewhere, and a plumbing professional can help you track down any pipe leaks before they become more serious.
Issues With Water Quality
One symptom of pipe leaks that many homeowners often do not consider is unpredictable or poor water quality. Holes in the pipes that deliver clean water to your sinks, showers, and bathtubs can allow contaminants to enter the water. This can lead to foul-smelling or discolored water coming straight from your taps. Any issues with your water quality are cause for concern, so be sure to contact a professional if you experience any problems or irregularities.
There is Water Where There Shouldn’t Be
Finally, one of the most obvious (and catastrophic) symptoms of pipe leaks is having water where you shouldn’t. If water is pooling on your floor, under your sink, or in your basement, contact the team at Metcalf Plumbing. Puddles of water in odd places can be an indication that your pipes have cracked or corroded, and it is likely only a matter of time before your pipe leaks expand. Water damage is a serious concern, and your home will likely have the best outcomes if you address plumbing problems quickly. If you experience any of these problems, reach out to the experts at Metcalf Plumbing for help.
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Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!