Leaky Pipes

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Leaking pipes are a major problem. Leaky pipes can cause serious water damage to your home. The resulting water can cause damage to your walls, ceiling, floors, furniture and carpets. Plus moisture leads to mold growth, especially here in the Myrtle Beach area. One of the biggest issues with leaky pipes is that they are often hidden inside walls, out of direct sight, so you might not even know you have a leak until you see signs of water coming through your drywall or floors. Serious damage can occur before you even realize you have a leak.

Common Causes of Leaky Pipes

There are a number of potential causes of leaky pipes. These include:

  • Corrosion/degradation
  • Old pipes
  • Broken or damaged seals
  • Damaged joints
  • Water pressure too high
  • Clogs or obstructions
  • Pipes have shifted
  • Pipes were laid incorrectly
  • Cracks in fixtures or faucets
  • Frozen pipes and temperature fluctuation
  • Tree root interference

If you notice any of these causes of leaky pipes or suspect you might have a leak, time is of the essence. It’s important to call Williamson’s Rooter & Plumbing right away to address the leak and prevent the damage from getting worse.

Remedies for Leaky Pipes

Depending on the location and the cause of the problem, you might be able to have a pipe repair to remedy your leaky pipe situation. In other cases, it might be necessary to replace the piping and plumbing in a portion or even all of your home. Your technician will go over the findings of the inspection with you and explain the different options to remedy the problem. For example, if you have older pipes and multiple leak locations, re-plumbing the home might be the safest and wisest option.

When you have a leaky pipe, you want to know it will be fixed right! Our highly-skilled technicians are trained in the latest plumbing technology to give you the best fix for your plumbing problem. No matter the cause of your pipe leak, one call handles it all!