7 Signs That Your Pipes Are Damaged


Our plumbing pipes: the things we never think about…until we have to.

The symptoms of broken or damaged pipes are not as obvious as you might think.

Many homeowners let issues with their pipes gradually get worse, requiring repairs that are extremely expensive and time-consuming.

If you know the signs of pipe damage beforehand, you can get a plumber in your home to make the simple repairs long before the bill gets sky-high.

Check out these signs of damaged pipes in your home.

1. Outrageous Water Bill

A higher water bill is an indicator of issues with your plumbing.

If your bill is remarkably high, it’s probably more than a running toilet. You’ve probably got issues with your pipes.

It’s important to contact a professional plumber to come out and examine your pipes immediately; if you don’t, you’ll continue hemorrhaging water and money.

2. Rumbling Near Your Water Main

The only sound you should hear near your water main is flowing water (and only then if someone is running a faucet or flushing a toilet in your house).

If no one is running the water in your house, yet you still hear hissing or rumbling in your pipes or water main, that’s bad news. It’s a sign of an issue with one of your pipes, and it demands immediate professional attention.

3. Clanging or Grinding

If your pipes are loose, they might rub or bang against each other, creating a clanging noise. Loose pipes can create points of tension and friction, which can lead to leaks or bends in your pipe exterior.

4. Unpleasant Odor

Sewage smells are a huge sign that you have issues with your pipes.

If you smell raw sewage, especially on lower floors of your home, it’s likely that you have a clogged or broken pipe that is leaking sewage into the areas surrounding your pipes.

A clogged pipe can create a backup of sewage that will put pressure on your plumbing system and cause various leaks.

5. Puddles of Water, Damp Drywall or Ceiling

If you’ve noticed that there is an accumulation of water beneath a sink, in your basement, or near your water main, you probably have a leaking or damaged pipe.

If you have damp spots in your dry wall or notice wet spots on your ceiling, you must call a professional plumber to resolve the issue, not only due to the probable damage to your pipes but also because of the damage and disintegration to your ceiling and walls.

6. Poor Water Pressure

If you notice your faucets and shower head aren’t producing as strong a stream of water as before, something may be wrong with your pipes.

Lower water pressure could be a signifier of a clog or a leaking or broken pipe.

Both of these issues require the immediate attention of a professional.

7.Poor Water Quality

If the water from your faucets is suddenly brown, foggy or possesses a foul odor, there is a definite possibility that your pipes are beginning to corrode or have become contaminated.

This necessitates an immediate call to a professional plumber.

Contact a Professional You Can Trust

If you have issues with your pipes, professional help is an absolute must.

It can be difficult to find a company you can trust, one who has the expertise and the reputation that you deserve.

Synergy Pro of Nashville is proud to offer a wide variety of plumbing services, including installation, repair, maintenance and replacement.

When your pipes are damaged, Synergy has the professional technicians and expertise to fix the problem, no matter how serious.

Contact Synergy today to learn more about our services and how we can help you.