What is the point at which a leaking pipe becomes a problem and becomes a danger to your health?
It can make a difference between a simple DIY fix and a flood-prone home. This blog will provide information on the most common warning signs and possible causes. It will also help you to distinguish which problems you can solve yourself and which you need professional assistance from a Long Beach plumber.
Signs of Leaking Water Pipes
You may have noticed something wrong with your water lines if you are reading this. Have you ever received your water bill and found it drastically higher than the previous month? Perhaps you have a patch of drywall that was wet or previously wet? Leaky pipes can cause a lot of damage to walls, floors, and belongings. Sometimes, you will get a warning sign, such as lower water pressure or visible damage to your walls, or a higher bill.
What Can You Do?
If there is any visible damage to your home’s structures, you can often trace the source of the leak to the source. Sometimes the damage doesn’t stop or there’s not yet any visible damage. That’s when our leak detection services are useful. Our licensed Long Beach 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 joints
- Leakage in the middle 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 Long Beach Plumber will need to solder any joint fittings that have been welded. This is common with copper pipes. You could have a variety of reasons why your joint is leaking.
Water lines that are cracked and leaking along their lengths usually result from old age or extreme weather conditions (pipes freezing/unfreezing). This is a serious problem in many cases.