Why Are My Pipes Leaking?

pipes leakingThis is a question that runs through the minds of property owners everywhere! But luckily for you, Lantz’s PLakeside Plumbing is here to shine a bit of light for you.

  • Corrosion: There are various types of corrosion that your pipes can expereince, such as rust. This can be caused by harmful chemicals that find their way into our plumbing. Corrosion can become harmful to your water, cause cracks, and leaks, and the only way to remedy this problem is to have your plumbing system redone. Once corrosion starts, there’s no real way to stop it.
  • Excessive pressure: When your plumbing system was designed, it was made to be able to take only a certain amount of pressure. Once that the pressure begins to rise above that set level, you could be facing more than just a simple leak. Excess pressure is a result of clogs somewhere in your plumbing. The best recommendation is to keep your pipes clear as possible.
  • Loose joints: Some may automatically think that loose joints are caused by the shoddy work of a previous plumber, but that’s not always the case. Over time, the joints of our plumbing systems can loosen up naturally and begin to leak. This is an issue that isn’t immediately as apparent as others because it’s happening behind your walls and other hidden places.

The best advice we can give is to have one of our experienced plumbing professionals in Austin, TX comes to inspect your plumbing system. Lantz’s Lakeside Plumbing is here to help you with those leaky pipes. Call us at (512) 260-7889.