Leaky pipes are an eventual outcome of daily wear and tear on your plumbing. There’s little you can do to avoid the eventual leaks that will occur in your pipes. However, once a leak occurs, don’t ignore it. If left unattended, water leaks can cause serious damage. Leaky pipes do more than just drive up your water bill, they can destroy entire walls and cause structural damage to your house.
Knowing this, it’s best to deal with leaky pipes sooner rather than later. If you notice a leak or potential signs of a leak, get ready to call a plumber. While you might be able to address the problem on your own, there may be other issues that you don’t notice. If you think you have leaky pipes, don’t do a rush patch job to avoid a bill. We’ll explain why below.
What Causes Leaky Pipes
First, let’s go over what causes leaky pipes.
The first is corrosion. Oftentimes issues with water quality or chemicals can eat away at the pipe and cause corrosion. As the damage grows, the pipe becomes unstable and begins to leak. If left alone for too long it could even burst.