Property owners experience many different types of water leaks in their homes. The most common water leaks are caused by plumbing pipes in walls, floors and ceilings. When water leaks from any plumbing pipe the area that gets wet is subject to damage. Water damage can cause health risks and structural damage to your home. Some health risks can include respiratory illness due microbial growth or even structural failure causing parts of the home to fall off while the homeowner is below.
Water Leak Detection
Most water leaks are plumbing emergencies and require a plumber to perform leak detection services. Some leaks require skilled plumbers to locate while other plumbing leaks are very obvious. Water leak repairs are performed by plumber and can be as simple as tightening a nut under the sink on a water shut off valve. Some water leaks may show themselves on one side of the home and actually be leaking on the other side in a different area. Water leak repair can require skilled plumbers that understand how plumbing systems are installed during the construction phase of your home.
When a re-pipe is needed.
Water leak repair may require multiple holes to be cut in the walls to locate the water leak. Many plumbers do not repair walls after the water leak is repaired. In some cases where the water pipes structural integrity is compromised a whole home re-pipe may be needed. It is important to hire the proper water leak repair plumber. Many options can be presented when the plumber locates the water leak.
Certain types of pipe that should be replaced.
Certain types of water pipe should be replaced when water leaks occur.
Galvanized water or drain piping should be replaced
Steel Pipe used in the water piping system
Copper piping that has been used for electrical bonding
Copper piping that has not been reamed or that has dents
Copper pipes that are touching steel hangers or supports
Certain types of drain piping should be replaced when water leaks occur
Galvanized steel pipe
Cracked Cast Iron Soil Pipe
Hanging Cast Iron Pipe that is not hung to provide proper slope to drain