What is the best way to tell if a leaking pipe has become a problem? It is possible to make a difference between a simple DIY repair or a flood-prone home by knowing what to look out for.
This blog will provide information on the most common warning signs and possible causes. It will also help you to distinguish which symptoms you can treat yourself and which you need professional help.
Leakage in Water Plumbing
You are probably reading this because you have already found something wrong with your water lines.
- Did you see that your water bill was substantially higher than the previous month?
- Perhaps you have a patch of drywall that was wet or has been previously wet?
Leaky pipes can cause a major disruption to your home, flooring and possessions, sometimes causing an immediate mess. Sometimes you’ll get a warning. Check the water pressure, see if there is visible damage to your walls, and/or check your water bill.
But what can you do?
If there is any visible damage to your home’s structure, you can often trace the source of the leakage.
Sometimes the damage doesn’t stop there. However, there are times when there isn’t any visible damage (such as reduced water pressure or higher utility bills). That’s where our leak detection service comes in.
Our licensed plumbers use high-tech equipment, years of experience and training to find the source of the problem.
- There are many types of water line leaks, and the most common are:
- Leakage in the joint fittings – Leaks at Center of pipes
If it’s a small leak, such as behind your tap or in your washing machine’s washer, you may be able to replace it yourself.
A licensed plumber will be able to solder the fitting if it is a concerted one that has been welded.
You could have a variety of reasons why your joint is leaking.
Water lines that crack and leak during the length of the pipe can be caused by either old age or extreme weather conditions (pipes freezing/unfreezing). This is a serious problem in many cases.
It doesn’t matter if there is a leak in your water heater or if it’s more complicated than simply replacing a fitting.