We all know that household leaks happen, and surprisingly often. What we often don’t seem to know is why they happen. If you didn’t damage your pipe, then why should it start leaking all of a sudden? Are your pipes faulty? Is the leak a sign of something gone horribly wrong?
Luckily, the answer to each of these questions is “probably not.” Most common household leaks are simply a consequence of age and wear-and-tear. Finding, fixing, and preventing these leaks is all about knowing where they come from and what to do before they happen again. We can help with all of that. Here’s what you need to know:
Basically all pipes leak eventually, but several factors can speed up or slow down when it happens or prompt the initial leak in the first place. Here are the most common initial prompts that cause plumbing leaks:
The best way to prevent plumbing leaks from happening is to take good care of your plumbing. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to treat plumbing pipes well. Just make sure you:
If you’re lucky and your leak is just a loose fitting, then you’ll be able to fix it on your own. Just grip the loose fitting with a plumber’s wrench and tighten it to stop a leak in its tracks. Unfortunately however, hairline crack, fracture, and burst line leaks are a bit tougher to fix. If your pipe is actually broken open, we recommend taping it up and enlisting the help of professionals.
Professional plumbing technicians can find and fix any existing leaks in your home’s plumbing system. We’ll even take the opportunity to look for any signs of future risk and help make sure they don’t develop into new leaks after we’ve gone. A plumbing fix and inspection now can save you a lot of time, frustration, and money in the future.
Plumbing leaks happen. In fact, they tend to happen a lot. The best thing you can do if you’re facing one in your home is address it right away. The longer you leave a link, the longer you risk it causing further damage. By following these tips, you’ll be able to find and fix your plumbing leaks fast.
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