Leaking pipes are a common cause of water damage in Hunts Point homes. Any leak should get addressed as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your interior and the fittings and fixtures. You also run the risk of mold development, which can be potentially hazardous for anyone living in your home. You need professional intervention, whether it is a water line or drain pipe.
While there is a slight chance that you could stop a leak in your home, these are rare situations where you want to attempt a DIY. Calling in our experts at Westview Plumbing will help ensure you get to the heart of the matter quickly so you can stop all damage in its tracks. We work fast to locate the problem, formulate a repair plan, or replace the pipes causing the leak.
Causes and Prevention of Leaking Pipes
Why does water start leaking from a pipe? Multiple things can cause leaks, including frozen pipes. However, whether or not it is a drain pipe or supply line can help you to narrow down the possibilities.
Leaking drain pipes – these issues are often caused by a broken seal. If you had a clog and used a plunger to fix it, you may have put enough pressure on the pipe to cause a leak.
Leaking supply lines – freezing, shifting ground, or damage during a renovation project are all common causes of a supply line leak. No matter the cause, you need professionals to ensure a proper fix so you can feel confident that the fresh, clean water coming into your home is safe for everyone to use.
As soon as you notice a leaking pipe, it would help if you act as soon as possible. Until we arrive, it is wise to try turning off the water supply to the area or not using the fixture for the time being.