Matthews NC Plumber Advice for Leak Detection

A burst pipe can cause a huge amount of damage if not detected.  Fortunately there are many indicators of a broken pipe.  All you need to do is use your senses.

What you may see:

  • Wet drywall – is almost a guarantee that you have a broken pipe in your home.  Call a Charlotte leak detection expert immediately so that you don’t have more damage.
  • Stained drywall – is also a near guarantee that a pipe has broken in your home.
  • Puddles – especially under a sink or in your crawlspace indicate you have a leak or broken pipe.
  • Your water meter dials are turning constantly or you have an exceptionally high water bill and you have not used extra water – you will want to call a plumber to check for a leak
  • Sink hole – if you find a sink hole in your yard, your main water line may have burst and you will need to call a plumber immediately.
  • Colored water – can indicate that a pipe is corroding and is ready to burst.

What you may smell:

  • Unpleasant odor – a pipe may have burst, possibly from your toilet and can’t move the sewage to the main line.

What you may hear:

  • Water bubbling – indicates there is air in the sewer line from the toilet and you may have a broken pipe
  • Dripping – a dripping sound in your wall is a good indication that you have a leak.  Try to follow the sound to see if you can find the source.

How items may function:

  • Little or no water pressure – water is running out of the pipe and can’t get to the faucet
  • Lots of clogs – again, there is not enough water pressure to push everything through the pipes
  • Water takes a long time to heat up  – another sign that there is a broken pipe.

Need a Matthews NC Plumber? Think You Might Have a Burst Pipe?

If you are experiencing any of the above issues, you should call a Charlotte leak detection expert immediately to prevent any or further damage.

We are a Matthews NC plumbing company, but we service a 30-mile radius of Charlotte. If you have questions about a Charlotte pipe burst or are concerned you have experienced symptoms of a possible pipe freeze or breakage, give us a call at 704-269-1066 or use our online contact form. We’ll help you determine if you can fix it yourself or if you need a Charlotte area plumber to help you out.

We’re open 24/7, 365 days a year, and we have over 30 years of experience. We’ll help you figure out what the best solution is, quickly and efficiently.

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