Thank Your Plumbers — For Real!

Thank Your Plumbers — For Real!

Information About Pipe Repairs And Other Plumbing Issues

by Bill Turner

There can be a number of reasons why your plumbing pipes may need to be repaired. No matter what the problem is, you want to have it fixed as soon as possible. When you put off pipe repairs, it can cause problems in a number of ways. You can learn about some common plumbing problems and what can happen when they aren't fixed promptly in this article. 

Pipes can leak

One of the most common pipe problems is for them to leak. Aging is one of the major reasons why pipes can end up leaking because they will become more susceptible to wear and deterioration as they get older. Water pressure that's too high can put more stress on the pipes, which can also cause them to start leaking. 

Freezing pipes can have issues with leaks because they can put more pressure on them and cause them to fracture and crack. Damage caused by something like an impact or tree roots can also cause leaks and blockages inside the pipes. Some issues that can arise when pipe leaks aren't fixed promptly include: 

  • Water damage can happen to the home and belongings that are exposed to the water. 
  • Mold can grow in the house due to moisture from leaks. 
  • Water leaks that aren't fixed can lead to electrical hazards. 
  • Pest infestations can occur when there are moisture issues due to leaks. 

Water pressure can be reduced

Some issues in the plumbing system can affect the water pressure. This water pressure can cause the sinks, showers, and tubs to put out water that doesn't have the amount of pressure it normally has. Some of the things that can cause a reduction in the water pressure include blockages in the pipes, corrosion, or any other damage that restricts the flow of the water. Some things that can happen when you don't have the water pressure issues fixed soon include: 

  • The main cause of the low water pressure issue can become a worse problem. 
  • Low water pressure can create daily inconveniences around the house. 
  • Certain appliances may not function correctly when there isn't enough water pressure. 
  • Fire sprinklers may not offer the protection they should when the water pressure is too low. 

Slow drains

There can be something happening with the plumbing that causes the drains to drain slower than they normally do. In most cases, a slow drain means that there is a clog in the drain. However, there can be other issues causing the slowness as well. For example, the septic tank may need to be drained, or there could be major problems with the sewer line.  

For more info, contact a local company like Right Away.


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Thank Your Plumbers — For Real!

When you have a plumber come work on your home, we hope you thank them. Really, you should be thanking any contractor who works on your home, but we are a little partial to plumbers and happen to think they deserve a little more recognition. After all, the stuff inside the pipes they work on doesn't usually smell very good. And even though they wear gloves, they have to get pretty close to it! If you would like to learn a little more about plumbers, then we invite you to read this blog. After learning the basics, you'll really want to thank your plumbers!