Sometimes we would want to believe that a leak will just disappear, without the need to deal with it. Fortunately most common leaks can be repaired with a few tools easily within a day.
Why won’t a leak fix itself?
Leaks are caused by corrosion, physical shifting, pipe warping and mechanical wear. Once a leak forms it’s unlikely to reseal itself because pipes are not self-healing. Pipes are made from materials such as plastic and metal which are made to be rigid and stable. Unfortunately these pipes are not meant to last forever and will eventually fail, causing future leaks. A small leak can cause seemingly small problems like damaged/stained walls, mold, and smelly water. A leak though has the potential to escalate to far worse problems such as expensive water bills, collapsed ceilings and even flooding. Having to repair a flooded basement and replace ceilings from water damage is costly, it’s much cheaper to fix small leaks before it gets to that point.
What are the 5 most common leak causes?
It’s easy to believe that small leaks are insignificant. Before you know it, it may become an astronomical headache! If you suspect that you have a leak regardless of size, contact your local plumbing company.