Old rusty pipe with leak and water spraying out

Old rusty pipe with leak and water spraying out

Water leaks may seem minor, but they can actually cause a lot of damage if not taken care of right away.  Water leaks can cause mold, structural damage, and backups that can be expensive to repair, so it’s best to keep your eye out for some of these common causes of water leaks leading to Denver water damage:

  1. Corrosion: There are many different forms of corrosion including a chemical reaction, water quality, or age. It can affect every aspect of any plumbing fixture and only gets worse once it starts so it’s important to act quickly once corrosion is suspected in your home or building’s plumbing.
  2. Leaky pipe joints: Joints within your pipework can degrade and develop leaks – the most common symptom of this problem is poor water pressure. Unfortunately, the leaky pipe joints are usually within the walls and foundation of your home and it’s not easy to notice until it damages your home.
  3. Too much pressure: Did you know that if there’s too much pressure in your pipes, it could cause a leak? Plumbing fixtures and faucets are designed to withstand a certain pressure range and can leak if there’s too much.
  4. Appliances: Just like any fixture, a washing machine may corrode and cause a leak. A washing machine’s movement may cause loose connections that may leak as well. Dishwashers can start leaking due to improper seals at the door or deposits and chemicals cause the seals to break down.
  5. Tree Roots: Tree roots can cause problems when water and sewage pipes connected to your home crack which can release a small amount of water vapor or leak into the surrounding soil. Tress roots are attracted to this and can burrow their ways into pipes and cause blockages. If you notice your bathtub draining slowly or smell sewer gas when you run your dishwasher or do laundry, a blockage may be your problem.

When you suspect a leak or have suffered damage because of one, make sure to give NuBilt a call. No matter the scenario, we can help. Our technological incorporation allows for the quickest and most effective estimates and procedures to better prevent any further water damage like mold formation and potential serious structural problems. Learn more helpful like how to prevent water damage due to appliance disasters in your home.