Pipes are a tricky part of your building’s plumbing. Because they are inside the walls and hidden from view, we often take them for granted and forget that they need occasional attention. To add to the problem, plumbing issues often start off quite subtly, making it even more difficult to know when your system actually needs maintenance. At Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc., we have seen subtle plumbing problems quickly turn into devastating problems; so to help you avoid that, here are three signs your pipes need to be inspected.
1. A Drop in Water Pressure
The first and most common sign of pipe issues is a drop in water pressure. If you notice that your sinks are not producing as much water as they once did, you could have a have a leak or blockage in your pipes. Have a professional plumber come out as soon as possible and inspect your pipes. This is especially true if the water pressure issue is happening in the whole building, not just in one room.
2. Water Damage
Another major red flag to look for is water damage. Check your walls, ceilings, and floors for yellowing that may point to a leak inside your walls. Often, small leaks won’t show any other warning signs, so the best way to catch them is with a pipe inspection. That’s why it’s important to make an appointment with a professional as soon as you notice damage. Small leaks can quickly become large leaks if not addressed quickly and correctly.
3. It’s Time
Finally, if you’re in charge of a commercial building, you know that regular maintenance is important even if you don’t see any warning signs. So, if it’s been a while since your last pipe inspection, you should schedule one just to be safe. As we mentioned before, plumbing issues don’t always show obvious signs, so it’s best to have regular checks to catch any problems before they get worse. At QPH, we have a variety of service plans so you can get your system checked and maintained regularly.
To ensure the pipes in your commercial building are in good working order, contact Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. today at (833) 235-9260 or request service online. Based in the Indianapolis area, we offer our specialized piping services in Greensburg, Kokomo, Terre Haute, and the surrounding Indiana communities.