5 Signs That You Have Bursting Pipes

What is a burst pipe, and how do you know when you have one? A burst pipe can cause numerous issues that are not always obvious. A burst pipe is usually a result of freezing temperatures, but bad installation and rust are also likely culprits. We’ll talk about some of the most common signs that you have bursting pipes, and what to do about them:

  • Unusual Sounds
  • Bad Smells
  • Water Colour
  • See a Leak
  • Higher Water Bill

Concerned you have bursting pipes or any other plumbing-related issue? Living Services specializes in fast and effective plumbing repair. Our experienced plumbers come with a fully equipped truck to resolve any hurdle that comes their way, so you can leave it up to the professionals and get back to your routine! Whether you know what’s going wrong or not, the Living Services plumbing repair service can complete any plumbing and drain repair in Toronto!

Unusual Sounds

Do you hear anything unusual in your home? Using your sink, toilet, or shower shouldn’t result in loud or unusual noises. Flowing water is not the cause; it’s most likely a burst pipe. Check for other signs of a leaking or a burst pipe and minimize water flow until you can get your pipes fixed.

Bad Smells

Do you smell something wrong in your home? Waterflow from burst sinks, faucets, and toilet pipes can cause unpleasant odours around your house. The smell is usually strongest near where the burst or leaking pipe is, so try to minimize water usage to locate the scent. This way, you’ll be able to track the smell to the right pipe.

Water Colour

Any discoloration in your water is a vital sign that you need to respond quickly! Leaking or burst pipes can allow rust into the water, which is extremely hazardous to your health. Brownish water is a sure sign that your pipes need to be fixed, so contact the Living Services team immediately to fix your leak ASAP.

See a Leak or Puddle

If you see water anywhere it’s not supposed to be, check the surrounding pipes. Follow the water and try to locate where the water is coming from. Try to limit how much water is flowing through those pipes and call the professional plumbers at Living Services right away!

Higher Water Bill

Some leaks are hard or even impossible to see. When leaks are happening inside the walls, you may never know until it’s too late. If you notice a higher water bill despite your water usage staying the same, it may be because of hidden leaks.

The plumbing experts at Living Services can identify and solve any pipe or plumbing issues. Our team specializes in working fast and effectively so you can get back to your life as soon as possible. We come with a fully equipped truck to fix any plumbing issue in Toronto, so contact us today!


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