Leaky pipes are a nuisance that many homeowners have to deal with at some point. It can be tempting to ignore small leaks with just a few drops here and there. Sometimes they can be easy to miss altogether!
It’s important to address a water leak as soon as you identify it though, to prevent significant and costly damage down the road. One of the best ways to keep your pipes in good shape is to detect a leak before it becomes an issue. Be on the lookout for these common causes of household water leaks!
1) Old Pipes
The materials used to make pipes corrode over time—especially those laid over 30 years ago. Damage from rust and imbalances in water chemicals eats away at them over time. As a pipe deteriorates, openings are created for water to push through, resulting in leaks.
2) High Water Pressure
That strong, hot shower might feel great for you every morning, but not so much for your pipes! Water pipes are designed to withstand a certain amount of tension, but excessive pressure puts unwanted stress on them. Damage from this strain can cause sporadic leaks—specifically right after turning off your water—or even burst pipes.
3) Drain Clogs
Clogged drains are one of the most common culprits of household water leaks. They’re also one of the easiest to prevent! Untreated clogs build up pressure in your pipes and can cause cracks, water overflow, or burst pipes. If the blockage is a buildup of harmful substances, such as grease or household chemicals, your pipes will also erode faster.
If you suspect your pipes are damaged for one reason or another, don’t waste time finding a solution. The experts at Inland Empire Leak Detection will assess signs of water damage in your home to determine whether you have a leak—and we’ll do it for free!
If we do detect a leak, we offer non-invasive and cost-effective options to have it taken care of as quickly as possible. Give us a call at 951-442-5339 to learn more about how our professionals can seal your leak and ease your mind!