As homeowners, we deal with a leaky pipe once in a while. But if your pipes are constantly leaking, then you might have a bigger issue going on. So what’s causing your pipe leaks- and how can you solve the problem for good? Read on to get the answers.
Common Causes of Leaky Pipes
Leaky pipes can be caused by a wide variety of issues. Sometimes an external factor can impact your pipes, such as temperature changes, water pressure, or even shifts in your home’s foundation. However, internal pipe issues can also be the culprit. Weak or corroded pipes can often leak, as can pipes/water lines that are clogged.
Is a Little Dripping Really a Big Deal?
If you’re dealing with a minor leak, then you might not see the importance of rushing to fix the problem. After all, how much damage can a little dripping do? In these situations, don’t think of the water leaking, but the larger problem that is causing the leak. While it might have a simple solution, like a joint or seal adjustment, it might also be a sign of a larger issue under the surface. For instance, minor dripping might be a warning sign that a major pipe is about to burst.
Fixing the Problem
Leaky pipes can have a massive impact on your home. Plumbers can temporarily stop leaks by using wraps or clamps on your pipes. They might also use epoxy (known as “plumber’s putty”) to temporarily seal cracks or leaks. Then, they can get to work on a more permanent solution, like a pipe replacement.
The Importance of Calling The Pros
If you are dealing with leaky pipes, then it’s important to call a professional plumber. They will check your overall plumbing system, solve the problem, and make recommendations to keep your pipes functioning well in the future.
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