Detecting the Hidden: How to Identify Leaky or Broken Pipes in Your Home

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Maintaining the water, sewer and drainage system in your home should be a priority. Neglecting small leaks and damages in pipes can escalate into severe water damage, potentially leading to harmful mold growth. This kind of damage, if not promptly addressed, can have far-reaching consequences, including harm to your home's drywall, flooring, and even its structural integrity. Plumbing issues, while daunting, are often ignored or unnoticed by homeowners until they become critical.

To avoid extensive damage and costly repairs, here are key indicators of plumbing problems:

  1. Unexpected Increase in Water Bills: A sudden, unexplained rise in your water bill can signal a hidden leak. If your water usage hasn’t changed but your bill has, it’s time to investigate.
  2. Musty Odors and Mold: Leaks can create damp conditions ideal for mold. A musty smell or visible mold in typically dry areas indicates a leak.
  3. Stains or Damage on Walls and CeilingsSigns like water stains, discoloration, peeling paint, or bulging in walls or ceilings suggest leaky pipes. We recently helped a customer who discovered a brown stain on the ceiling below their bathroom. The cause was a cell phone from previous tenants lodged in the drain, leading to backed-up water and a leak in the drain pipe. Immediate action by the homeowner allowed us to address the issue with minimal damage
  4. Sounds of Dripping: Listen for dripping within walls, especially when faucets are off. Even a slow faucet drip is a concern.
  5. Drop in Water Pressure: A sudden decrease in water pressure could mean a leak in your system.
  6. Puddles or Damp Ground: Unexplained water puddles or consistently damp areas around your home could be due to a leak.
  7. Foundation Cracks: Long-term leaks can weaken your home's structure, leading to foundation cracks. Addressing leaks early can prevent these serious issues.

Best Option Restoration NWA: Your Water Damage Repair Solution

Plumbing problems can be a nightmare, but Best Option Restoration NWA is here to help. We specialize in water damage repair from various issues, including faulty plumbing. As a locally owned business, we understand your needs and respond promptly.

Unique Approach:

We use advanced drying technology, speeding up the restoration process, ensuring you can return to normalcy quicker.

Prepared and Professional:

Our teams arrive with all necessary equipment and expertise, ready to tackle any water damage issue. We provide a clear scope of work so you understand what to expect.

Detecting and addressing water issues early is crucial. If you notice any of these signs, contact Best Option Restoration of NWA immediately at 479-458-8840 for a comprehensive inspection and repair. Our prompt response, combined with your quick action, can significantly mitigate damage. We offer free estimates and are available 24/7 for water damage emergencies in Northwest Arkansas.

Best Option Restoration of NWA is a 24/7 Emergency water, fire and mold damage repair company. We are locally owned and operated, licensed and insured. Our experienced technicians will arrive quickly and with a sense of urgency when you call us for help. We work with all insurance companies and are happy to assist you with your claim. 


You can depend on Best Option Restoration of NWA to have the best equipment and utilize the latest technology to repair your property fast and professionally. If your home or business has water damage, fire damage, or mold damage, contact Best Option Restoration of NWA for fast, friendly, local service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 



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