Almost everyone nowadays is aware of the common signs of plumbing problems inside their homes. There are hundreds of articles and blog posts talking about common plumbing signs such as water leaking under the sink, clogged sinks, leaky faucets and toilets making strange noises. People can notice these warning signs and call a professional to fix their plumbing issues before they get worse.
However, most people are unaware of the warning signs that they should look out for when they are outside their homes. You might be unaware of those signs too as there is limited information available on them. All the focus has been on interior plumbing warning signs and exterior ones have been totally ignored.
Imagine this: you come out in your garden to enjoy the environment and relaxing atmosphere. However, as soon as you step into the garden, you notice some wet spots, an awful smell, bugs in the grass and cracks in your home’s foundation. You’ll certainly be concerned about the wet spots, awful smell, pest infestation in your garden and foundation cracks. But, you may not associate these signs with potential plumbing issues. That’s because you don’t know that these signs actually raise red flags for plumbing problems. To help you out, we’ll demonstrate how wet spots, pest infestation, cracks in the foundation and awful smells coming from the garden are warning signs of plumbing problems.
Wet Spots in the Garden
Wet spots in the garden are a sign that something is wrong with your plumbing. Plumbing issues often start with slow leaks, which mean that those wet spots are an indication that your plumbing pipes might be leaking. If you suddenly notice that wet spots have begun to appear in your garden, you should call a professional to determine the cause of those spots right away. If there is a leak and you fail to address it, the pipe can eventually burst resulting in major repairs and hefty repair charges.
When there are wet spots in your garden, you will also notice more mosquitoes inside your home as they’re attracted to water.
Cockroaches and other insects can easily crawl through small leaks in plumbing pipes. If the issue is left unchecked, more and more insects will enter the pipes and soon you’ll start seeing all these insects in your backyard. If you notice that there are a lot of bugs in your garden, you should definitely get your plumbing pipes examined.
Like insects, rodents can also crawl through small leaks in your plumbing pipes. While rodents can make their way inside your home, you may notice them outside in your backyard before they enter your premises. Rodents can chew up your plumbing pipes and make the leaks even worse; therefore, if you notice these pests in your garden, immediately call a professional to assess the issue.
Mold is mostly found indoors, but it can also grow in the exterior walls of your home. Mold grows due to moisture, which means that if there is mold in your home’s exterior or interior walls, it is a sign of a leaky plumbing pipe. If you notice mold in your home’s walls, you should definitely call a professional to check your plumbing pipes and fix them if there is a leak. If there is a leak and you don’t get it fixed, it can get worse and start damaging your home’s foundation.
Cracks in the Foundation
This is a serious warning sign that warrants immediate attention. If you notice cracks in the foundation of your home, it may indicate that there’s a serious plumbing issue in your home. Cracks in the foundation can occur when a plumbing pipe in your home’s foundation becomes corroded or bursts. If you find cracks in your home’s foundation, you should check for other signs that indicate a burst or corroded pipe.
Have your water bills suddenly increased or can you hear running water inside your home? Yes? Then it may very well be the case that the cracks in your foundation were caused by a corroded or burst pipe in your home’s foundation. Therefore, if you notice cracks in your home’s foundation and other signs of burst or corroded pipes, call a professional to assess the issue and repair the pipes to save your home from further damage.
Your garden should never smell like sewer. If you notice that an awful smell is coming from your garden, it is a sign that there is serious issue in your home’s plumbing. Your sewer line may be leaking or the central sewer system may be backed up. Leaking sewer line can eventually burst if you don’t get it fixed.
Weird smell is an early indication of a leaky sewer line and when the leak gets bigger, you’ll start noticing sewer water piling up in your garden. Trust us; you definitely don’t want to experience that! Therefore, you should get the issue addressed before it gets out of hands. Call a plumber when you notice weird smells to ensure that any plumbing problem is addressed before it turns into a serious issue.
You see how all these exterior signs raise red flags for plumbing issues in your home. Whenever you notice any of these signs, don’t wait to take action. Call a professional plumber to assess the issue and fix it. When you need a professional pair of hands to get the plumbing job done, contact Mesa Plumbing Company. Our plumbers can assess the plumbing and sewerage system of your home to determine problems and fix them before they get worse. Don’t hesitate to give us a call when you need to get a plumbing job done!