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What Causes Water Leaks?
Clogged drains and toilets
Toilets and drains can become clogged with all sorts of items and debris, such as grease, food, toilet paper, hair, and tree roots. When a toilet or drain clogs and standing water builds up inside the pipes, it tends to put pressure on the pipe gaskets and seals. If this clogging happens frequently, the pipe will begin to leak.
Pipes will eventually corrode, age, and wear down over time. Once your pipes start to corrode, rust, or crack, water will leak out. Pipes that have a significant amount of moisture or water condensation, or pipes that are exposed to harsh temperature changes, tend to corrode and leak the quickest.
While it is impossible to stop an old water pipe from corroding, you can take preventive measures to keep your pipes from leaking. The most effective way is to schedule routine pipe maintenance. During regular inspection, we will identify damaged areas and replace old pipes before they start to leak and potentially cause further damage to your property.
Building structures shift or settle over time, no matter how solid the ground is below them. This shifting or home settling is usually very small in actual shift size, but it can be enough to put pressure on your water pipe system. In some cases, when a home shifts, it will break a water pipe or damage the pipe’s gasket or seal. The end result of this will be a water leak. Even small millimeter-based home shifts can cause water leaks, as water pipes are fairly rigid in their structure and don’t usually accommodate a whole lot of movement, especially if they are old and outdated.
To prevent water leaks from home shifting or settling, make sure you have regular inspection performed on your pipe system. This will allow us to catch any problems before they happen.