How To Tell If Your Pipe Has Burst

February 23, 2023

When pipes burst, they can cause major damage to a home. Fortunately, there are a few signs that help you detect a pipe that’s about to burst. 


Puddles that appear in multiple areas are a sign of a burst pipe. These puddles move across rooms and often travel through walls, leaving the homeowner wondering where they’re coming from. Small puddles that appear under the sink and near the tub and toilet are also a sign of a leak. But if they start to grow larger as soon as you turn on the water, it’s probably a burst. 


A rotten egg smell that doesn’t go away can be a sign of a sewer pipe leak. This odor is produced by hydrogen sulfide gas that comes from the bacteria in the sewer system as it breaks down waste and other stuff in your drainpipes. Sewage gas can be toxic and can corrode your plumbing pipes so it’s critical to inspect your pipes right away. 

Water Pressure 

If your water pressure suddenly drops, it may be a sign that your pipe has burst. This can cause problems with your plumbing system because the water flows through the pipes at a slower rate and doesn’t reach the faucets at an adequate rate. In some cases, you can temporarily fix a burst pipe by sliding a repair sleeve over the broken section of pipe. This prevents water from leaking into other areas of your home while you wait for a plumber to come out and fix the pipe. 

If you notice any of these signs in your home, it’s time to call a plumber. Getting the plumbing system repaired as soon as possible will help prevent further water damage and save you money on your utility bills. There is no time like the present; let the professionals of Rooter Express help you today! Contact them here: 

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