Pipe leaks can be frustrating, inconveniencing, and concerning. Pipe leaks are often signs indicating a larger plumbing issue that can cause extensive and costly damage to your home if left untreated. Listed below are four common reasons why your pipes are leaking.
Loose Water Connectors
Sometimes the hoses and pipes connected to your home’s appliances can become loose, disconnected, or damaged, causing leaks. Common indicators of a loose, disconnected, or damaged water connector are leaking water from the hose or pipe connected to your appliance or excessive moisture and puddles forming near or around your appliance.
Damaged Pipe Joints
Joints are the curved pieces attached to straight pipes used to redirect the flow of water throughout your home. The joints are one of the most vulnerable areas of a piping system. Over time your pipe’s joints can deteriorate, causing leaks, due to extreme temperatures and excessive water pressure. If your pipes are noisy and you’re constantly hearing a clinking, clanging, ticking, or banging noise coming from them, then there’s probably a problem with your pipe’s joints.
Rapid Temperature Change
Unexpected and extreme temperature changes can result in your pipes expanding and contracting, especially during the cold winter season when temperatures drop below freezing. When pipes continuously expand and contract, this damages your pipes, causing thinning in the walls of your pipes, resulting in cracks and burst pipes, leading to pipe leaks.
Intruding Tree Roots
Often pipe leaks can start from your home’s exterior. Intruding tree roots are a common cause of pipe leaks. A tree’s growing root system can interfere with water lines outside your home, adding pressure to your pipes. The excess pressure from tree roots can cause cracking, leaking, and bursting pipes. If you’re beginning to notice excess moisture, puddles, and wet patches in your yard, this could indicate a broken pipe.
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