Causes of Leaking Pipes

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None of us likes to hear the dripping sound coming from a leaking faucet. At first, it seems like a simple leak under your kitchen sink. But, are you aware that a leaky faucet could mean that there is something more serious going on with your plumbing system?

When the time comes that your pipes corrode, they leak and cause endless issues for both you and your entire place. We all know that leaks can be as small as a drip, but they can also be something that much more unfavorable to your home and belongings. Our team at Phenom Plumbers wants to show you a few warning signs to look out for, and what to do if you witness them.

What Causes a Pipe to Leak?

There are a lot of different ways a pipe can start leaking:

1) High water pressure

High water pressure can lead to damaging wear and tear on your pipes. Do you know that the water zipping through your pipes at high speeds raises the risk of your pipes breaking? The unexpected changes to the direction of water flow can be too much for your pipes to carry out, eventually resulting in leaks.

2) Foundation shifts

For you to know, small shifts in your home’s foundation can result in huge changes in your water lines, causing them to disconnect or burst.

3) Corrosion

While not as big of a concern in some of the country’s newer neighborhoods, a lot of older homes in the area use galvanized steel piping (copper pipers), which can be susceptible to rust.

4) Tree roots

Little tiny cracks in pipes can release water vapor into the surrounding soil, where tree roots will take notice and burrow their way to your pipes, causing huge trouble.

5) Temperature changes

For your information, extreme shifts of temperature (generally from cold weather) can cause pipes to break and begin leaking.

It is essential to make sure that all of these factors are under control. Do you know that it can help you prevent pipes from leaking in the first place? So, if you encounter anything out of the normal, feel free to call a licensed plumber to perform an inspection before a small leak turns into a major failure.

How to Identify When to Hire a Plumber for a Leaking Pipe?

When a leak occurs, you expect that your home is at risk for losses and poor water quality. You can call one of our plumbers at Phenom Plumbers right away if you suspect you have leaking pipes. Don’t worry! Our plumbers are not just experts in handling faucet repairs, but they are also great in handling sewer line repair, clogged toilet repair, water heater repair, and more. 

Don’t wait for the issue to be more complicated! Call Phenom Plumbers to have a licensed plumber to assess your home’s plumbing system.