If you own a home, sooner or later you are going to experience some sort of plumbing leak. Often, these leaks seem to come out of nowhere. After all, if you didn’t damage your pipe, why should it suddenly start leaking? What went wrong? More often than not, common household plumbing leaks are caused by a combination of age and normal wear-and-tear. Finding, fixing, and preventing leaks is all about knowing where they come from – and that is where our team at Drain Genie comes in.
Common Plumbing LeaksThe most common causes of plumbing leaks are broken seals, clogs, and corrosion. Broken seals happen when the seals of your appliances break or wear out, and some of the water that should flow into the appliance leaks out. Clogs cause undue pressure on the insides of your pipes. When the pressure grows too strong, the pipe walls can break and cause a leak. Finally, corrosion happens faster when you have hard water or very high water pressure. As pipes corrode, they can no longer handle the pressure of water flowing through them and they begin to leak.
Plumbing Leak PreventionThe best way to prevent plumbing leaks it to take good care of your plumbing pipes. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to take care of your pipes. First, never use chemical drain cleaners. Used too frequently, chemical drain cleaners will eat away at the insides of your pipes and cause a leak. And secondly, never flush things you shouldn’t. Your drains are not a garbage receptacle and, by flushing things you shouldn’t, you risk more clogs and put more stress on your pipes.
Call In the Pros
Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can fix a leak on your own. If the fitting is just too loose, you can easily tighten it and move on. However, cracks, fractures, and burst lines are much tougher to fix and require the help of a professional plumber. A professional plumber can find and fix any existing leaks and look for any signs of future leaks to save you time and money later on.
For all of your household plumbing leaks, trust the plumber with the magic touch. Contact Drain Genie at (407) 490-1230. We are conveniently located in central Florida and service Orlando and the surrounding areas including Sanford, Heathrow, and Winter Springs.