Primary Source of Water Damage
Causes of Leaky and Busted Pipes
Busted and leaky pipes are common in many homes. The causes of these issues are also prevalent, which can be detrimental since most of your plumbing is hidden. By learning the causes of plumbing issues in your home, you can catch water damage early. When you do discover a problem with plumbing and water damage, ensure you give ASAP Restoration a call.
- Broken or loose seals
- Clogged pipes
- Improper pipe installation
- Ground movement
- Plant roots
- High water pressure
If you experience any of the above problems, contact ASAP Restoration to assist you in preventing further issues.
Common Plumbing Leak Locations
Almost every homeowner will experience a leaky pipe at least once in their lifetime. The occurrence is extremely common, but there are many who let leaky pipes go unnoticed for too long. This is understandable since a majority of plumbing is hidden. However, there are places you can look regularly to ensure there are no leaky pipes. In fact, these areas are the common places to find a plumbing leak:
- Around the toilet
- Underneath sinks
- Base of water heater
- Behind the washing machine
- Around exterior spigots
- Showers or tubs
Busted and leaking pipes never conveniently fit into our schedules, so having a 24-hour restoration to turn to is important. ASAP Restoration is available all day and night to fix your plumbing issues before they become too serious. Preventing further water damage to your home will help you save on costs and time. We’ll address the plumbing issues first before we start restoring the damaged materials. Our experienced team of technicians follows industry best practices to prevent further water damage and restore materials that were impacted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a permit for my plumbing project?
Yes! Any project associated with updating or moving your plumbing will need a building permit. Our team will pull the necessary permits for your plumbing restoration project.
How can I prevent leaky or busted pipes?
There are a handful of preventative tips you can do to reduce the chance of leaks or pipes:
- Tighten fittings and seals
- Install a water softener
- Seek regular plumbing inspections
- Get regular drain cleaning
- Unclog drains as soon as possible
What plumbing material is best?
Both PVC and copper are adequate plumbing materials. Both fit certain budgets, so make sure you are targeting the right material. Over the years, these two materials have reigned supreme in plumbing applications. You can’t go wrong with either, and our team would be happy to install either or both for your home.