Common Causes of Home Leaks

Leaky plumbing is a common issue homeowners face. It’s not always easy to diagnose the source of a leak, but knowing the most common causes can go a long way in helping you figure out where it’s coming from. Let’s explore what could be causing those pesky leaks.

Connections & Joints

It’s important to make sure all the connections and joints are secure when installing your plumbing system. A loose connection or joint can cause water to seep through, leading to leaks and potential flooding. This means that if any pipes were installed incorrectly or not tightened enough during installation, this could be the culprit for your leaky issues.

Pipe Corrosion

Pipe corrosion can occur due to age or because of extreme temperature changes in your home. When temperatures quickly drop, this can cause condensation on the inside of pipes which then corrodes them and leads to leaking water over time. Corrosive material such as chlorine, sediment, silt and other materials can also find their way into your home’s pipes and slowly eat away at their walls — leading to eventual leakage.

Tree Roots

Tree roots can grow around pipes if they are running too close to the surface of your yard. As the tree root grows larger and larger it creates tension against the pipe walls, eventually breaking them down and causing leaking water both inside and outside your home. If you have trees planted near your home it is important to inspect these regularly in order to identify any signs of damage before they become an issue.

Roofing Problems

Another frequent cause of leaks is roofing problems such as missing shingles or damaged flashing around chimneys or vents. The best way to prevent roof leaks is by regularly inspecting your roof for any signs of wear and tear and getting repairs done if needed.

All these causes of leaks should be taken seriously as they can lead to further damage if left unresolved for too long. If you notice any sign of a leak in or around your home, contact Rooter Man of NJ immediately who will investigate further and provide advice on how best to fix it before it becomes a bigger problem! Understanding common causes of leaks will help you easily identify them so that you can work towards preventing future ones from occurring again in the future!