Plumbing leaks cause your water bill to rise. It can also damage your walls, floors, ceilings, carpets and your building frames. One of the best ways to protect your home is to understand how to look for common situations where leaks can develop.
When you know what to look for, you can call PR Plumbing sooner and avoid more serious problems.
Here are some of the most common causes of water leaks.
1- Damaged Toilet Seal
This type of leak can go undetected unless there is an odor coming from the toilet. Make sure the toilet is mounted securely. Loose screws and bolts will allow the seal to leak water.
2- Tree Root Intrusion
These leaks start outside your home. If you notice wet patches and sinkholes in your yard and you experience a sudden drop in water pressure, call PR Plumbing.
3- Worn Pipe Joints
Curved pipe joints are extremely vulnerable to changes in water pressure and temperature. If you notice ticking or banging sounds, that may indicate worn pipe joints.
4- High Water Pressure
The harder the water hits the inside of your pipes, the greater the risk of leaks. In extreme cases the pipes can burst. If you’re concerned about your water pressure, call us today.
5- Drastic Temperature Changes
Times of extreme cold or heat cause your metal pipes to expand and contract. If these changes are drastic, your pipes will expand and contract too rapidly, which may cause cracks.
What is found in your water can cause corrosion to occur in your metal pipes. Corrosion eats away at your pipes which weakens them. This can eventually create holes.
Now you are better prepared to prevent plumbing leaks. Early intervention will save you from inconvenience and financial hardship. PR Plumbing can detect and treat leaks anywhere in your home. Contact us today!
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