Do you think your home or business may need pipe leak repair but are unsure whether it’s time to call a plumber? High water bills, reduced water pressure from fixtures, and wet walls are all signs that there is a pipe leak in the building. If you have noticed any of this happening, it is important to hire a professional plumbing company.
Almost every pipe leak, no matter where it is located, will require professional and experienced assistance to repair. Leaking pipes usually will be located in a difficult to access location. An expert plumber has the necessary equipment, tools, and expertise to quickly find the source of the leak and properly repair it.
Pipe leaks that are not quickly addressed by a professional plumber can cause your home or business’ plumbing system to become increasingly damaged. Even worse, a single leak can cause major damage to the building itself. Below are some examples of how pipe leaks occur and how professional pipe leak repair is performed.
Reasons For Leaking Pipes
There are a number of reasons why pipes will start leaking. They might be located anywhere inside the building, making them in most cases difficult to find or reach.
One of the most common causes of pipe leaks is during or after a remodeling when the pipes may be damaged. This is especially true if the walls inside the building are being torn down. The outside temperature and oxidizing pipes can also cause pipe leaks to occur.
Every plumbing leak has the potential to severely damage the interior of your home or business. If left unchecked, even a slow drip can cause serious problems including health issues for some people and animals. A hidden leak in the building may take quite some time to notice. As the leak continues, water from the pipe will begin to soak the floors and walls.
Eventually, the water from the pipe leak can cause damage to a building’s structure, permanent stains, and mold to grow. If the pipe leak is located in a warm area near organic material like wood it can create the right environment for mold to grow. The presence of mold is very dangerous because it can cause the development of allergies, asthma, and other serious health issues.
Repairing Pipe Leaks
There is a wide range of tools that professional plumbers can use to perform leak detection and repair. Most of the tools and equipment necessary are only available to plumbing specialists. Plumbers can insert a small camera to find a leak in a pipe. The camera can fit through very narrow spaces and can locate leaks anywhere in the building.
Once the plumber locates the leak, they will then need to replace or repair the damaged section of the pipe. In some cases, repairing the faulty pipe will require the removal of some walls or flooring of the home or business. Although this may be inconvenient, it is much more affordable than repairing the damage a single pipe leak can cause the building.
Proper pipe leak repair should lower high water bills and increase the water pressure of the plumbing system. If you suspect your home or business may have a pipe leak, you can depend on the plumbing specialists at Sunshine Plumbing to perform quality leak detection and pipe repair.