Water Damage Caused by Faulty Pipes

Water damage to your Texas home or business can vary from small amounts of wood floor warping or bulging cabinets to more serious havoc like buckling of wood floors and damaged walls. A small drip of water can cause slow damage to a specific spot with out your knowledge. It is very important that the leak is discovered early in the process so the damage can be limited.

Any plumber in Texas will be able to assist you with locating the source of the leak. Unfortunately some leaks only occur while the water is in use and stop when tuned off. Just as taps usually only leak when the water is turned on and water is running through. This can often make the leak very hard to detect. You may notice a wet spot one day, only to have it dry out the next. Furthermore, damp spots in cabinets might go unnoticed for a considerable period of time before noticed.

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Conversely water leaks from drainage pipes have water flowing through them constantly so of course the the leaking would be constant. Making it easier for a plumber to locate a leak. The sooner you repair any leaking pipes, the less damage they are likely to cause, thus saving you lots of stress as well as money.

Below are a few prevention tips to avoid water leak damage to your home:

    • The water supply lines and pipes to major appliances, like washing machines and dishwashers, should be checked for any damp spots. A bulging hose is not a good sign and should be changed immediately.
    • Be sure to unclog any drain pipes that are draining slowly and check pipes under the sink for and sign leaking.
    • To avoid the potential major water damage, replace your hot water system as often as the manufacture recommends.
    • Have your A/C system serviced annually to avoid leaks and the potential for water damage.
    • Regularly check for wet spots on walls or in yard, especially after long hot and dry weather period.
    • To check for a leak, turn off all water using and make sure no appliances are running. After everything is turned off, go to your water meter and check if it running. If the water meter continues to run, it means you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.

Did Mold Rear Its Ugly Head

Unfortunately, a leaky faucet can also lead to other potential problems. Another hazard from an unfixed water leak is the potential for mold. Mold if left untreated can have harmful effects to your well being. Take a look at this blog post, which has some helpful information, if you suspect you have mold caused by a leaky faucet.