Water leaks are a source of frustration for many homeowners. Not only are leaks a waste of water, but they could be costing you hundreds on your water bill or result in water damage to your home. At High Tech Plumbing, it’s our highest priority to locate these leaks and repair them quickly and efficiently so that you don’t have to worry about the leak returning. Although some leaks are obvious like a leak around a bathtub, shower head, drain, sink, or toilet, many leaks occur in your water pipes underground. This is a big fear for homeowners because leaks could go undetected for years. This is why it’s important to get your pipes inspected regularly by a certified specialist so that you can rest easy knowing that you aren’t wasting water.

What causes leaks?

Leaks can be caused by any number of things and in new and old plumbing systems alike. However, if your pipes are old, they’ll be more susceptible to damage and may eventually start to leak from deterioration over the years. If you want to prevent leaks, it’s important to first know what can cause them.

Natural Causes

Your pipes can be damaged through natural means such as a shift in the ground, freezing, or corrosion. Although you certainly can’t prevent these things from damaging your drains, you should be aware of them so that you know they may be a potential cause for damage throughout the life of your pipes.

Roots or soil

The type of trees or soil around your home can have an impact on the condition of your pipes. Clay soil is more likely to cause corrosive damage to your pipes whereas sandy soil will cause less damage to them. If you have any trees growing close to your home, the roots may cause damage to your water or sewage line.

Faulty fixtures

Leaks may come down to something as simple as a faulty plumbing fixture. It could be faulty because it was installed improperly or because it is damaged and needs replacement. Either way, a plumber will be able to eliminate these leaks and have your fixtures running as efficiently as possible.

Contact an expert plumber

The main reason homeowners are left with burst pipes, water damage in their home or high water bills is that they avoid calling a dependable plumber or put it off until a significant amount of damage has been done. High Tech Plumbing is your local plumbing company in Walnut Creek and the surrounding area and we specialize in getting in fast, detecting leaks and repairing them before they become a liability to you. For over eight years we’ve been helping homeowners like you with simple solutions to their plumbing service needs. But we won’t just help with leak detection and repair. Visit our services page to learn about all of the plumbing services we offer and contact High Tech Plumbing today if you have any questions about what we offer.