A collapsed pipe is a major plumbing issue. Not only is it a huge inconvenience for you, but it can seriously affect your home value, as well. There are a few danger signs you can look out for when dealing with pipes around your home. If you notice any of the following, contact a plumber to inspect or replace your pipes.
Most existing water lines have been in the ground for decades. If your pipes are more than 30 years old, they’re more susceptible to damage from factors like rough weather. Not sure of the age of your pipes? Call us at Mr. Plumber and ask about our sewer line inspections.
Tree roots are a water pipe’s worst nightmare. The roots seek out the pipes because they contain water that can help the tree grow. They can clog, disrupt and weaken the structure of your pipes over time. Consider having any trees that are close to your water lines removed. If that’s not an option, you can always have your pipes cleared of roots by a professional.
Extreme temperature changes put your pipes at high risk for breakage. This goes for both cold and hot weather. Inspect your sewer lines more often if you live in an area with a varying climate.
Soil with high chloride content can corrode and severely damage pipes over time. This could result in your water being contaminated, as well as leaks. Clay soils are more corrosive, while sandy soils are safer.
A collapsed or damaged pipe is a pipe that’s of no use to you. Signs of a collapsed pipe include unusual dampness in your walls/floor, backed up sewage, poor drainage and a foul smell. If you experience any of these, don’t hesitate to reach out to the good guys in blue at Mr. Plumber in San Antonio. We’ll get the job done right, the first time!