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Water Leak Causes And How To Prevent Them

Water Leak Causes And How To Prevent Them

Water leaks can be avoided! Here are the top causes of leaking pipes in homes.

As any homeowner understands, knowing the basics associated with plumbing can make a world of difference — especially during a plumbing emergency. That being said, water leaks are all too common among homeowners and can lead to severe damage to the home if they are not handled properly and with adequate care. Knowing what to do when a water leak occurs in your home will ensure that you can handle an emergency situation like a pro, and it all starts with knowing how to spot and prevent an emergency flood. Here are the most common water leak causes in the home and exactly how to prevent them.

Rusty Pipes

When rust begins building up on your pipes, then you are more likely to have a water leak. Rust causes pipes to become weaker and weaker, eating away at the very metal itself. The reality is, if your pipes are rusty enough, they’ll eventually burst — leading to significant water damage in your humble abode.

Aging Pipes

There is absolutely no denying that the older your pipes get, the more maintenance and monitoring they will need. Like virtually everything else, older pipes are likely to need more tender love and care compared to newer pipes. The reality is, living with aging pipes is also one of the most common water leak causes. 

Any Blockage

If something happens to get into your pipes and causes a clog, it could also eventually lead to a water leak. The pressure buildup could possibly cause the pipe to burst, leading to a massive water leak in your home.

Bottom Line

At the end of the day, there are fewer things worse than a water leak in your home. Taking care of all your pipes becomes increasingly important to ensure your pipes are in proper working order and adequately maintained. The older they get, and the more rust builds up all around them, the more certain it is that water leaks will occur. 


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’ve been family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.

For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.

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