While the most obvious sign of a burst pipe is a huge water leak, there are symptoms of a burst pipe that homeowners may notice before serious water damage occurs. If you’re experiencing plumbing issues, make sure to call the professional plumbers for the cracked pipe repair.
4 Warning Signs of a Busted Water Pipe
1. Fluctuating Water Pressure
A burst pipe can result in wacky water pressure at your house. If sometimes it feels like hardly any water is coming out of the showerhead but then blasts you in the face, you could have a plumbing problem.
2. Discolored, Smelly Water
If you notice any of these signs of a burst pipe, call a professional plumber to take a look! When water pipes burst in the ground, dirt and other contaminants can get into the water. Over time, an undiscovered burst pipe will rust. The rust particles give the water a brownish tint. Additionally, the rust sets up a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause significant health issues.
3. Clanging or Dripping Noises in the Walls
If you hear the sound of water in your walls, you probably have a broken pipe. This sound is much different from the gurgling sound you may hear if your home normally has fluctuating water pressure.
4. Mold Problems
Excess moisture caused by a burst pipe can result in mold problems throughout the house. If you notice an excessive amount of mold or mildew (or a musty smell), it’s time to call a professional plumber to investigate and diagnose the problem.