It will come as no surprise to hear that leaks are the most common problem that homeowners may encounter with their residential plumbing systems. What is unfortunate is that not all leaks are going to be immediately obvious. In fact, some leaks are only likely to be recognized by the damage they cause. While it’s impossible to guarantee that you’ll be able to spot every leak in your home very early on, knowledge is definitely your best defense against leak-related damages.
With that in mind, our Sunny Plumbers want to share some information with you regarding leaks and potential hiding spots they may exploit, as well as some warning signs that may tip you off early on. If you do suspect you have a leak in your system, schedule your plumbing repairs in Marana, AZ, with a member of our team. We’ll pinpoint the source of the leak and resolve the situation completely.
Water Is Going to Move Downhill, No Matter Where It Comes From
A huge misconception among homeowners is that a leak is located right around where signs of water damage or pooling water show up in the house. This is not true at all. Remember, there are pipes running all throughout your home, and leaks can develop in any of them. This includes pipes that are on upper floors of the house. When that happens, the water leaking out of those pipes is going to travel downhill, following gravity’s path.
This means that you may see some water damage anywhere in your home, but you may not see the actual leak itself anywhere nearby (assuming that you’re in an area where there actually are exposed pipes). You may think that it’s a fluke, or that the leak is so minor that it’s nothing to really worry about. But that leak is still alive and well at its originating point, and it is going to continue giving you problems until it is addressed. We are the pros that you want addressing it.
Some Leaks Aren’t Obvious Even When You’re Looking at Them
A very small leak can do a lot of damage over time. It can also lead to a lot of wasted money by wasting water. This is true of something like copper pinhole leaks, which actually develop from the inside of the pipe out. They’re very small leaks, but they are not minor. They can result in slower water leaks that wind up clinging along the bottom of pipes, and they can take a while for the homeowner to notice. That’s not an ideal situation, obviously, but it’s still not the worst type of hidden leak you may encounter.
There Could be a Leak Under Your Home
More specifically, there could be a leak beneath the concrete slab that your home rests upon. If this is the case, you need to have a professional diagnose the problem and pinpoint the source of the leak. You don’t want a leak to do damage to your property, even doing foundational damage. Fortunately, slab leak services are just another area where we excel.
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