Cracked pipes within your plumbing system can be an indication of a bigger problem. That’s why regular inspection and maintenance of your Colorado pipe system is important. If you miss or ignore minor signs, you may not know you have a problem with your pipes until extensive damage occurs that leaves you with costly repairs that stem outside of your budget.
What are the Signs of Cracked Pipes?
If you think your pipes are damaged, you should know what to watch out for. Here are some common signs that could indicate your pipes are cracked or broken. If you experience any of these signs, you should contact your local professionals at Roto Rooter Western Slope right away.
Puddles or Leaks. If you’re finding puddles of water in the cabinet underneath your sink, your pipes may be damaged. You may also find that there are leaks from the ceiling. These damp, wet conditions allow mold and mildew to grow and thrive which can affect those who have allergies or asthma.
Foul Smell. A foul odor all throughout your home can indicate a sewage backup. This can be hazardous to your health because of the noxious gases that can be emitted–so you’ll want to contact a technician right away.
Low Water Pressure. If you’ve noticed a sudden or gradual drop in water pressure, it can be from damage to the pipes. If there is a leak in your pipes, this can affect the water pressure throughout your home.
What Causes Cracked Pipes?
There are various reasons for cracked pipes in your home or place of business. While you may not being to directly see your cracked pipes, it is important to understand the problems that can lead to severely damaged pipes.
Blockages. There could be a blockage in your pipes. The blockage can be from hair, shampoo, and soap buildup in your shower drain. It can also be from kitchen grease or food particles down the garbage disposal. Another reason for blockage can be from sediment buildup.
Frozen Pipes. In the Western Slope region of Colorado, pipes are vulnerable to freezing from the frigid weather. When the water inside pipes freezes, it expands and creates pressure. That pressure causes the pipes to burst which can flood your home and cause water damage.
Tree Roots. If there are trees in your yard, the roots can interfere with your plumbing system. Trees can identify the moisture coming from your pipes, growing towards them and eventually invading them all together. They can cause pipes to crack, break, or collapse.
Corrosion. If you have old pipes, they may be corroded. Over a long period of time, mineral deposit and sediment wear away at the inside of galvanized steel pipes. This weakens the pipes and leads to cracks and leaks.
Irregular Maintenance. Another reason for cracked pipes is irregular maintenance. You should have your plumbing system checked regularly to catch small problems before they become bigger, costly issues.
Let our Team Diagnose and Fix Your Cracked Pipes Today
The best way to diagnose and fix cracked pipes is to have a professional conduct an inspection. Our experienced technicians can inspect, diagnose and offer our repair services for cracked pipes in your home or business. Roto-Rooter Western Slope serves the areas from Aspen to Glenwood, Rifle to Debeque, and Grand Junction. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.