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Tips to Tell if Your Plumbing Pipes Are Worn Out

Although plumbing is designed to last for a very long time, eventually things like leaks and corrosion will begin to happen. This can begin costing you in money and high water bills if not addressed and repaired. Most people spend little time thinking about their home's pipes until there is a problem. At that point, it is too late. Repairing and cleaning up after a burst pipe is a messy and expensive experience. It is far better to identify possible problems with your plumbing before they turn into major issues.

You Have a Leak

You need to pay attention to leakage, even if it is just a small amount, as this can be a clue that your pipes are deteriorating. It is also important to take the age of the house into account. Older homes that have experienced wear and tear without having had the pipes repaired are at a greater risk for having problems. Some telltale signs you have a leak is that there will be visible growth of mold or mildew on the walls, ceilings, or floors of your home. You may also notice a musty smell or a stain on the wall. If you've taken care to clean the area, but the problem still persists, this is an indication that water is leaking from a faulty pipe. 

Your Water is Discolored

When your water is discolored and has a brownish or yellowish tone to it, you should seek the advice of a plumber. The presence of rust can be what has caused the water to darken, and you can best see this when you've filled your bathtub up, particularly after a long weekend away from home. This condition needs to be corrected, as it can create hard water, making it difficult to wash clothes properly.

Your Faucet Drips

It is normal for the spigot to continue to expel droplets of water after you bathe or shower, but if it persists, you likely have a problem. A warning signal is when the leaking persists more than ten minutes after you have turned the water off, and this is true whether the dripping occurs at a fast rate or at a slow drip.

 In any of these scenarios mentioned, the best course of action is to contact the team at DryMedic today.

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