Plumbing problems can be serious and affect not only your overall water bill, but your quality of life and the life of your home if left unchecked. Contact us today to get a free quote for your services.
Leaking water lines are a problem that can really ruin the quality of life within a house. At best, they result in annoying drips that produce an aggravating sound and force a homeowner to create makeshift containers to contain a leak. At worst, a leaking water line can cause structural damage to a house’s wall or floors or spread disease-causing bacteria. Either way, a water line leak is not a joke.
So where are the main places that you can find a water line leak and what are the problems that these leaks can cause?
Toilet: Overflowing toilets are an obvious hazard, as not only can the overflowing water cause structural damage on the bathroom floor (or leak to the floor below), but it can also spread germs and bacteria from sewage all over your bathroom and give your dwelling a less-than-fresh smell. However, it doesn’t take an overflowing toilet to cause damage — even a slight leak that comes from the overflow pipe or trickles out from the toilet base can have detrimental effects. These are the leaks that often go undetected but can cause decay in the floor (or warping of wood paneling) and can cause structural weakness in the wall. When cleaning your toilet, always check for leaking water.
Faucets: A leaky faucet is not only annoying, but can cause spikes in your water bill and also spoil the tile in your sink or the material in the cabinets under the sink. Even the smallest drip from your faucet can be detrimental to your kitchen or bathroom and cost you several dollars on your monthly water bill. And enough of a leak can eventually lead to a bigger problems, as overworked pipes can burst and spread water throughout your domicile.
Outside taps: The damage that comes from a leaky outdoor tap (typically where you would connect a water hose) usually comes in two areas: overall cost and yard maintenance. Not only does a leaky tap spike a customer’s water bill, but it also can cause the soil in garden beds and on grass to become saturated. In gardens, that can cause plants to die or not be able to be grown, while excess water on the grass can cause mud or kill the sod. And if there’s leakage during excessively cold weather that causes water to freeze, broken pipes and a huge mess could be in your future.
Main water lines: Of all of the possible places for a water leak, this is the worst. The main lines penetrate the structure of a house and can cause fatigue/decay in walls, ceilings, floors and also disrupt the water flow in the house. This can lead to sewage flowing into the bath tub and drips coming from the ceiling at first, with bigger problems such as collapsing ceilings, faulty walls and basements filling with water. The saturation of the structural components of your house from a main line leak can also
cause mold, making it easier for disease to spread.
All of these problems can be serious and affect not only your overall water bill, but your quality of life and the life of your home if left unchecked. So always be cognizant of any sort of water leaks or water running when the faucet or toilet is supposed to be off — it could turn into a larger problem later.OILET
Why are your friends and neighbors calling Bobby B Plumbing for repipes? Because although you never see it, a vast network of hidden pipes carries water from the water supply, whether city or well, to the various fixtures in your house. There you use it for bathing, washing dishes and in many cases, drinking straight from the tap.
Consequently, if your pipes are broken, defective or merely old, you may need to
replace them in order to ensure the safety of your water supply and the structural integrity of your home.
Why might you need to repipe your house, you’re wondering? Contractors used to use certain materials in building houses which we’ve since discovered do not hold up well and may put your home at risk of flooding or leaking. Even small leaks can cause mold, which is dangerous to health. Water also reacts with the metal in pipes, eating away the lining and causing corrosion that can lead to rusty or discolored water.
Does Your Home Need Repipe Services?
Whether you have noticed serious problems, such as rusty water and mold, or would like to replace your pipes before you do, give us a call. Our expert team will assess your situation and offer a quote, then complete the job with minimal interruption to your daily routines, ensuring you have water at least part of every day. It is always our goal to provide services with as little hassle to you as possible, so we go out of our way to be unobtrusive, tidy and efficient.
What to Expect with Plumbing Repipes
Our repipe services entirely replace the pipes leading from the water supply to the exit points in sinks, faucets, toilets and more around your home. Although some companies get lazy at this point, we don’t. We’ll dig absolutely everything out and replace it all, so that you won’t experience the same problem down the road. Plus, we do a seamless job putting the space we’ve worked on back together, replacing drywall and repainting so that your home looks as good as new… and underneath the surface, actually is!
When you experience problems with drains or toilets in your home, it is likely that a lateral line is blocked. This causes a back-up and sometimes leads to overflow inside and/or outside the home. The most common causes of line blockage are hardened grease, calcification, tree root intrusion, aging lines, or broken pipes.
Sewers back-up in homes over 700,000 times a year in North America, costing homeowners millions of dollars in damage to their homes and landscaping. In addition to the expense and inconvenience of sewer backup, it creates health risks in the home such as contamination from mold and harmful bacteria.
Once the problem and solution are identified, cleaning can begin. Our plumber will clean out all roots and stoppages utilizing Rooter and Snaking techniques and descale any calcite, etc. in order to return the pipe back to its original functioning diameter