Common Culprits Behind Water Leaks


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If you’re a homeowner, you know the frustration and hassle that come with discovering a water leak. Apart from handling and overseeing various things or tasks and running a household, sometimes a water leak repair in Gilbert, AZ is the last thing you want to deal with. The good news is that Gold Star Plumbing & Drain can deal with the water leaks for you.

We list the common reasons why water leaks happen and when to call us for water leak services.

1. Clogs

Blockages are frequently the cause of water leaks in homes, but since they are hidden from sight, they usually go unnoticed until they cause obvious problems. Much like the leaks requiring water line repair that they cause, clogs can potentially escalate into more significant issues if nothing is done about them. Pipes can rupture or even explode if the pressure builds up and the blockage isn’t removed.

2. Wear and Tear

Over time, the rubber or metal sealant or caulking materials used to create a water-tight seal have deteriorated, and this worn area offers an entry point for water. This may necessitate a need for repairs, or a complete water line replacement if the wear and tear is severe.

3. Poorly Installed Plumbing

Water leak detection can be difficult to carry out especially for hidden leaks, but if your water fixtures are leaking or your bathroom sink or bathtub drains are slow, there’s a chance that the pipes weren’t installed properly and the joints, connections, valves, or gaskets are coming loose. It is common for the washer in faucets, shower heads, and valves to become loose and leak water. Make sure that all plumbing devices have been put together correctly.

4. Corrosion

Corrosion of the joints may also be an issue if you live in an area with hard water.

Call Gold Star Plumbing & Drain if you suspect or detect a water leak.



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