Signs You May Have A Burst Pipe
An unrepaired water leak caused by a burst pipe can not only cause your water bill to skyrocket, but it can also cause a significant amount of damage to the structure of your home. To prevent damage to your home, it’s essential that you diagnose the problem early, so we’ve put together a list of signs to keep an eye out for that you may have a burst pipe.
Smelly, discoloured water
When a water pipe bursts underground, this can cause mud and other harmful contaminants to leak into the water. An unrepaired water pipe can also rust over time, which can turn the water brown and create a breeding ground for bacteria, which can harm your health if consumed.
If the water from your tap is emitting an unpleasant smell, this could indicate that sewage has contaminated your water. Hydrogen sulphide is a gas that’s created in sewer lines, and if you smell this, it’s essential to call a professional to repair your plumbing system as leaking sewage can lead to health problems.
Water pressure changes
If your pipe has a hole in it, this can reduce the amount of water that comes through your taps. This will create a noticeable decrease in water pressure whenever you turn on your water supply.
Low water pressure can also cause clogs in your sinks and toilets because it won’t be able to push everything down the pipes as normal. If you have noticed that your water pressure has decreased, this could mean that there is a leak along the pipes somewhere.
If your taps are emitting bubbling or whistling sounds when you turn them on, this could be a sign that air has found its way into your sewer system as the result of a leak.
Dented and burst water supply lines may end up leaking, which can cause whistling sounds as water attempts to move its way through the constricted and dented parts of the pipe. If you can hear dripping sounds, this may be a sign that there is a water leak within the walls of your home.
If one of your water pipes has burst and you have had a significant leak for a long time, you might spot some puddles or drips emitting from that area. Leaking water from a burst pipe can also cause a sinkhole or puddle near the leaking area, so if you notice this, call a reputable plumbing company right away to fix the issue and prevent further damage.
Contact the experts at Atkin Plumbing & Gasfitting Today!
If you have spotted any of these signs and suspect that you have a burst pipe on your property, get in touch with our friendly and professional team at Atkin Plumbing & Gasfitting today. We serve customers all over Gladstone and the surrounding areas, so give us a call on 0403 91 9430 or fill in our contact form here and we’ll be happy to help.