How to Detect a Damaged Pipe

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When building a house, pipes are passed through the wall to the various water outlets in the house. There are many times a pipe may be broken in the wall, however, due to the fact that it’s hidden inside the wall, one may find it difficult to detect. A broken pipe when not quickly fixed can lead to damage to the house and further damage of other pipes installed in the wall.  A sewer pipe when broken can emit some harmful gases into your house which causes health problems.  Whether it be sewer, water or vent pipe, you have to pay attention to some simple signs in the house. This will enable you to detect any damaged pipes in the wall early enough and plan for replacement. Here are some signs to detect a damaged pipe in the wall… Further facts about Bell Gardens, CA can be found here.

 

  • Check for wall cracks, bubbled paints or stains on the wall:

This is one of the fastest ways to detect pipe damage in the wall. Water passes through the bricks to the outer wall and damages any paint on the wall. Plus, you will notice some black or greyish stains on the wall. Information about How to Avoid Frozen Pipes can be found here. 

 

  • Touch your wall area to see if it’s wet or has moisture. When you feel the wall, and notice some moisture, then, there’s a damaged pipe in that particular area that needs repair.

 

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