Leaking Pipes Plus Bad Plumbing Equals Problems For You
What causes leaking pipes?
There are four main reasons for leaking pipes: clogged drains, corrosion, movement and water pressure. Let’s take a look at each one and understand why leaking pipes, plus bad plumbing, equals problems for you.
First sign of a clogged drain is the water draining slower than normal. Eventually it may stop completely. If left untreated, the clog can cause the pipes below the drain to start leaking. Use caution when pouring drain cleaner, some products may not be right for your plumbing system.
Possible reasons for pipe corrosion could be caused by water quality or chemical reactions, or your pipes may just be old. Regardless the reason, if you start to notice rust or signs of corrosion accompanied by leaks, it’s time to call the plumbing experts.
Those creaks and groans of your home settling are doing more than causing unleveled floors and door frames. When you home shifts, your plumbing and pipes move with it and the separation can cause leaking pipes. If you hear the drip, or see water stains on your walls, it’s time to pick up the phone and Get The Good Guys At Gallon to fix it.
The plumbing and pipes in your home can withstand normal amounts of pressure. If the pressure in your pipes happen to be too high, it’ll find it’s way out via leaks and cracks. This could be a problem if the leaking pipes are behind drywall or drip into wood causing water damage. If you’re noticing inconsistent water pressure in the shower or faucets it’s a good idea to get it checked out sooner rather than later.
In conclusion, multiple plumbing companies working on the same system over a span of time can create a grotesque plumbing amalgamation. (Don’t feel bad if you have to google those words) An expert plumber should be able to explain what is wrong with the current plumbing configuration and how to fix it. Preventative measures taken now, may save you a headache down the road.