Water Leaks are a Big Problem


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Water Leaks can cause you to have a higher water bill and damage your home. Unfortunately, because you cannot see most of the pipework in your home, you may not always know that a leak has started.

One of the best ways to protect your home from future water leaks is to understand and look for common situations that cause leaks to develop. Here are some common situations you should be on the outlook for.

When your appliances were installed, the contractor put seals around all water connectors. Seals also appear in other places, such as on your dishwasher door. As your appliances age, the seal may break or wear out. If you notice condensation on your appliance or puddles near the appliance, you may have a broken seal that needs to be re-sealed to avoid water leaks.

Another concern is clogged pipes. Many clogged drains simply cause inconvenience. Some clogs, however, can lead to overflowing or burst pipes. For example, obstructions in air handler drain pans or in your gutters often lead to serious water damage.

Another concern is corrosion. As your plumbing system ages, rust and other forms of corrosion may eat away at the pipes. If you notice any discoloration or warping on your pipes, have a plumber assess the damage right away. It may be advisable if you have an older plumbing system to have it replaced.

Where your pipes connect often represents the weakest point in a line. Over time, pipe joints can deteriorate, causing leaks. Unfortunately, most pipe joints aren’t easily visible.

If you have noisy pipes that make a ticking or banging noise, especially when you turn on the hot water, chances are that your pipe joints are under significant pressure.

Some of the most common water leaks start outside your home rather than inside. For example, tree roots can intrude on water lines causing moisture to seep out into your yard.

Sometimes the hoses and pipes that supply your appliances with water become loose, causing a leak. Often, loose water connectors occur due to shifting. For example, your washing machine hose may spring a leak due to shaking during the spin cycle.

Unexpected extreme temperature changes in your pipes can force the pipes to expand and contract. This expansion and contraction may crack the pipes, especially when caused by freezing temperatures.

We at ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company hope this information was helpful. If water leaks occur and cause damage to your home, especially flooring. Please call us at ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company. We specialize in removing the water, controlling mold and possible odor issues. We are a leader in Baldwin County and surrounding areas when it comes to handling these types of problems. Please call us at 251 473-7766, our team of experts are ready to help. Please visit our website at www.servicemasternow.com to learn more about us.

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