Water leaks are bound to occur when you own a home. We’ve all been there. What’s even worst is that water leaks can cause even further damage to your home if left untreated, which can end up causing inconvenient and expensive maintenance repairs.
T&Z offers quality plumbing services with our trained and highly experienced technicians available to check damaged or burst pipes in order to determine the best solution to your water leak problems. It’s important to be aware of common causes behind water leaks so that you can be prepared to call T&Z as soon as any type of plumbing issue arises.
Pipes, over time, can begin to rust due to the build-up of moisture from water flowing in and out of the pipes. Additionally, sediments can also form inside the pipes, which make it easier for pipes to leak from affected areas. This is why it is important for pipes to be polished on a regular basis so that the damage to the surface as a result of sediment and rust build-up is reduced or eliminated.
Varying water pressure
Changes in water pressure can also contribute to water leaks. Ideally, you want to keep a steady level of water pressure flowing throughout your entire plumbing system. This way, you can prevent cracks and leaks from forming as a result of high water pressure. This happens when the water pressure is higher than what certain home appliances, such as dishwashers, showerheads and faucets, can handle, resulting in unwanted leakages.
There are times when fluctuating between hot and cold water is necessary, however be weary of the effect doing so can have on your pipes. This problem is more applicable to extreme temperature changes, such as in the winter months when a drop in temperature can cause pipes to freeze and contract. When water flows through frozen pipes, it can easily burst as a result of the temperature drop which result in leakages.
This is perhaps the easiest way for you to identify a water leak in your house. Since your pipes can easily become clogged with dirt, hair, toilet paper, grease, and food, the inflow of water can cause the pipes to expand at a specific area and burst open. One of the best ways to spot clogged pipes is to look for signs of slower drainage. Make sure you call for professional plumbing services before the pipes cause further damage and leaks!
In many instances, poor plumbing maintenance is also to blame for water leaks. Perhaps you attempted to fix the pipes yourself, and were unsuccessful. On the other hand, perhaps you hired an unlicensed or unprofessional technician to do the work on your behalf.
For best results, always make sure you seek professional handyman services from an experienced company, such as T&Z. We offer quality services that will ensure your pipes are completely repaired.