Edmond Cracked Pipe Repairs
Your plumbing pipes aren’t invincible. They’re durable and designed to withstand decades of use, but they are vulnerable to time and erosion just like any other material. This makes the likelihood of cracked pipes in your home a definite possibility.
At Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect, we pride ourselves on locating and stopping water leaks quickly. Our team and tools are the perfect solutions for your cracked pipes. All you have to do is recognize the signs of a cracked pipe and call on us to take care of it!
What Makes Pipes Crack?
Most of the time a combination of age, erosion and material are responsible for cracks in your pipes. This is why it’s important to be aware of these factors when hard weather hits or the age of your pipes is called into question.
While modern metal pipes can last an estimated 100 years, not all pipes are made of metal. As time passes, some materials are more prone to corrosion and damage, especially softer metals like copper. If you live in an older home, you might have to deal with your plumbing system cracking.
It’s also important to pay attention to the weather and climate changes. Your pipes contract and expand according to thermal expansion, but the pipes are surrounded by soil. If the soil doesn’t flex when the pipes move, your pipes could crack under the pressure. Sudden shifts in the soil can also put pressure on your pipes, so paying attention to the area around your home and recent geological conditions is important.
Signs Of Cracked Pipes
Some cracked pipes cause a huge mess that is very obvious, but others are much smaller and harder to recognize. It can make you feel a little helpless knowing that your pipes could crack at any time and you won’t even be able to see them! However, a cracked pipe often causes symptoms to appear around your home that is more noticeable.
If you’re having trouble with your water pressure, it could be because the water meant for your faucets is leaking out of a cracked pipe. Try some DIY water pressure fixes first, then call an expert.
Visible Signs Of Water
If you notice water puddling anywhere (under sinks, in the ceiling, etc.) you likely have water leaking from a pipe. Keep an eye out for water stains or damp walls and floors.
If there’s no water running in the house, you shouldn’t be able to hear the water moving in the walls. Some smaller pipes may even hiss or gurgle if the air is escaping through a crack. Listen for pipe sounds too as a leak throws off water pressure and can cause pipes to bang into one another!
Poor Water Quality
A cracked pipe will eventually begin to rust, showing signs of corrosion in your water. You might also notice a smell of rotten eggs in your home — this is a major sign of sewer line cracks! If you notice smells or changes in your water, call a professional!
Count On Us For Pipe Repairs
Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect has spent years in the Edmond community perfecting our leak detection and repair processes. You can bet that your cracked pipe is no match for our team! Give us a call today!