Your pipes play a crucial role in your home’s infrastructure. They are the roads in which water travels so that it can arrive to faucets, flow to shower heads, flush away, or drain down. When water diverts outside of these channels, its exposure will interface with your home, saturating areas and, ultimately, causing severe damage.Leaks can occur anywhere from within your drywall to your home’s foundation. Aside from potential structural damage, moisture festering within your walls or foundation can ignite mold and mildew growth — making your home unsafe to live in as those growths can harm your health. Not to mention, the longer a leak is allowed to persist, the greater the risk you are putting your home at for flooding.
The most common pipe leaks are in galvanized water piping systems in older homes. Galvanization consists of an application to the pipe of a protected layer of metallic zinc by either hot-dip galvanizing or electroplating. Zinc is traditionally used because it is cheap and adheres well to steel. Typically, galvanized piping rusts from the inside out, building up layers of plaque on the inside of the piping, causing both water pressure problems and eventual pipe failure. If not repaired or unnoticed, pipe leaks can cause mold that is dangerous for health and particularly destructive to property. Mold can grow behind walls, under floors, in ducts, in carpet pads, and behind ceiling tiles. By the time you discover it, the mold can have caused severe property damage.
At Polsgrove Plumbing Services, LLC, our plumbers are experts in pipe repair . We will diagnose and service your pipes to ensure your plumbing is working properly as quickly as possible. Call us today!