What is the point at which a leaking pipe becomes 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 discuss 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 assistance.
The Primary Signs that Water Pipes Are Leaking
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 significantly higher than the previous month? Maybe you discovered a patch or two of wet or previously damp drywall. 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 actually 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. It doesn’t matter if there is a leak in your water pipe or if it is more complicated than simply replacing a fitting.