Four Signs of Faulty Pipes

Your pipes keep you safe, clean and hydrated. Make sure you keep them flowing. 

Now, normally if you have a big issue with your pipes, you will notice. If you aren’t at that point yet, these tips can help you nip any potential issues in the bud.

Sweating Water Pipes

The most common warning signs are: lots of leaks, discolored water, corrosion and aged pipes. 

A Closer Look 

The Warning SignWhat It Looks Like
Lots of LeaksIf you notice excessive leaks around your home (another sign of this is damp walls or floors near a water source), you may need your whole system replaced. 
Discolored Water Rainbow water sounds good in theory, but if your pipes are spitting out brown, yellow, red or orange water – you definitely have a problem. It’s best to call an expert to determine why this is happening.
Corrosion If you can visibly see any of your pipes (perhaps outdoor or in the basement), watch for signs of corrosion like flaking, discoloration, bumps or dimpling.
Aged Pipes If your house is vintage, you may have vintage pipes. Houses more than 30 years old often have pipes made of polybutylene, clay or cast-iron. These materials are often defective for the purpose of piping and may crumble easily. 

If you are in one of these situations and need a professional, call (808) 691-9309 to get in touch with EPS Hawaii’s Oahu branch, or, if you live on the Big Island, call (808) 400-8811.


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