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Avoid The Need For a Costly Plumbing Repair: Learn to Recognize The Signs of a Leaking Pipe July 14, 2015

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Avoid The Need For a Costly Plumbing Repair: Learn to Recognize The Signs of a Leaking Pipe, Anchorage, Alaska

Your water usage haven’t changed, but your water bills are higher than normal and your water meter shows an increase in usage. This could mean you have a leak in your pipes. How can you be sure? The expert plumbing contractors at Arctic Chain Plumbing & Heating Inc provide heating and plumbing repair and installation services to the Anchorage community, and they know the signs you should look for when you suspect a leak.

So, what are the signs of a leaking pipe?

  • Mold or Mildew: A hidden leaking pipe creates a dark, moist environment where mold and mildew can thrive. If you find a small amount in an area where water usually accumulates—such as in your bathroom—then it’s normally not a concern. However, if you find any growing in places like your bedroom or living room, then you should call your plumber to check for a leak.
  • Damaged Paint or Wallpaper: Steam from your shower won’t cause your paint or wallpaper to bubble, crack, or peel. A leak can cause water to get in between the wall and the paint, weakening the adhesive and making them separate.
  • Warped Walls, Ceilings, And Floors: Drywall gets soft and warped when it is consistently exposed to water. A change in the flatness of the wall can indicate there is a leak behind it. If your floors and ceilings begin to buckle or crack, or you find water stains, it can be a sign of water damage that has resulted from a leak.
  • Musty Smell: Standing water that has accumulated and never has a chance to dry develops a musty or earthy odor. If you detect this smell, call your plumber for a leak inspection.

Once you suspect a leak, call Arctic Chain Plumbing & Heating Inc for repairs to fix the issue before it becomes a bigger problem. Contact them at (907) 344-2060 for their 24-hour emergency plumbing services, or visit their web site for information on water heater repairs, pipe thawing, and more.

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