3 Most Common Causes of Pipe Leaks

Water leaks are a significant cause of damage to a home’s plumbing system, and water that leaks from a corroded water pipe can lead to structural damage, mold, rust, and allergens. To stop a leak, identify the source and then fix the problem.

This article will discuss common causes of water pipe leaks in your home and how to fix them.

 3 Most Common Causes of Pipe Leaks

1. Corrosion 

As your plumbing system ages, pipes can become corroded and begin to leak. Corrosion occurs when water and other liquids containing minerals flow through a tube. The minerals in the water attach to the inside of the line and wear away the material.

When corrosion occurs, your water pipe will have at least one leak. This is the most common cause of leaks.

2. Clogged Lines

Clogged water lines can be caused by debris getting into the bar and causing a blockage, resulting in a rupture. Clogs can be solved by using a drill to clear the clog or a chemical to dissolve the clog.

However, using chemicals to dissolve a clog poses even more dangers to your plumbing system. This can cause a chemical reaction in the pipes, potentially damaging them further and causing a pipe to burst.

3. Damaged Pipe Joints 

Your pipe joints always make for the weakest part of your water system. With time, pipe joints deteriorate, get damaged and develop leaks. Hidden leaks are the most difficult to detect and fix.

Other  Causes

Some common causes of pipe leaks are obvious from either  lack of maintenance or from neglecting certain basic principles of working with water.

The most common is simple wear and tear that water causes on your pipes. All water will find its way into every line it can find and begin to harm the pipe’s integrity. Additionally, water will rust at a faster rate than the pipes themselves. Parts of the line will start to deteriorate and swell, which will then cause the tube to break.

Call Signature Plumbing Company! 

There are numerous reasons why your pipes might leak. The good news is that you can always depend on a Signature Plumbing Company to fix any pipe leaks that you might have. Our plumbers have tons of experience when it comes to different pipe leaks, and that experience is what will help you in more ways than one. We offer plumbing installation and repair services in Carrollton, Richardson, and surrounding North Dallas. Feel free to contact us for a free quotation and learn how to help you.