Water leaks are common, but frustrating home plumbing problems that, if discovered too late, can cause property damage and even encourage mold growth. However, if you know the signs and sources of common home plumbing leaks, you can identify and correct the water leaks quickly and efficiently. Here are a few of the most common sources of water leaks in the home.
Sneaky Sources of Residential Water Leaks:
- Clogged Drain Lines – A clogged drain line can be more than an inconvenience. More serious clogs can lead to overflows or even burst lines.
- Corroded Pipes – Over time, as your plumbing system ages, you may find that your plumbing pipes become corroded. These are common sources of plumbing leaks at home. Keep an eye on older pipes and have high-risk pipes replaced to prevent water damage.
- High Water Pressure – High water pressure may feel nice in the shower, but too much pressure can put strain on your plumbing system and cause leaks.
- Tree Root Invasions – Trees are constantly seeking out water sources — and unfortunately, if there is a crack in your plumbing pipe, tree roots may invade your plumbing system. Keep an eye out for drops in water pressure or slow draining sinks.
- Pipe Joint Leaks – Leaky pipe joints are hidden deep within your walls, and are often hard to spot until it’s too late. Keep an eye out for low water pressure!
- Wear and Tear – Your kitchen faucet has a ton of moving parts and as a result, it is prone to wear and tear over time. Fortunately, it’s easy to fix a leaky faucet!
If you are struggling with a home plumbing problem, do not hesitate to reach out to our professional technicians here at Barker & Sons Plumbing and Rooter. Our technicians are here to help you with all of your plumbing repair and replacement needs. Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer or give us a call directly at 714-630-8766.