3 Common Reasons Leaks Happen

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Leaks can cause severe damage to your home both structurally and in the form of mould. They can also lead to additional waste water. But leaks are sometimes invisible in your home because you can’t see the pipes on a day to day basis. You may not always be aware that a leak is starting.

As you can’t see the pipes, the best way to protect your home from leaks is to know and understand some common ways that leaks get started.

In this blog, we’re talking about 3 common leak causes that may be making your pipes drip.

  1. Broken Seals

When contractors install appliances like your dishwasher or washing machine, seals are placed around the connectors that connect the water to the appliance. A common place you would see a seal similar to this day to day is on your dishwasher door. As time passes these seals can begin to wear. If you start to notice your appliance has condensation or water near your machine, you may have a broken seal that needs repairing or replacement.

  1. Clogged Lines

Clogged drains can be a common occurrence in many homes. Sometimes they are just another inconvenience but sometimes these clogs can burst the pipes or cause water to overflow. Keep your gutters, HVAC and pipes clear to prevent more serious clogs.

  1. Corrosion

Plumbing, especially as it begins to age can gather rust and corrosion. This corrosion can dimish and impact the structure of your pipes. If you notice any discolouration or warped pipes the damage needs to be assessed. If you have an older plumbing system, consider replacing any pipes at high risk of corrosion.

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