Frozen or Leaky Pipes
- In the United States, more than 1 trillion gallons of water leak from households each year, or 10,000 gallons a year per household.
In cold weather conditions, water pipes can freeze. Water supply pipes clogged with ice present a bigger potential problem than just a temporary loss of water service; it will expand and burst the pipe--no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel. Even a tiny crack can unleash more than 250 gallons of water in a single day. Call Now! FIX-R-US skilled plumbers are available 24/7, at your service.
In many cases, water leaks from one area and runs along the pipe to deposit in another area. If a pipe develops a crack or breaks, the water dripping into the wall can pool along the ceiling's upper surface and wear through the ceiling materials. Overflow from a tub, sink or toilet, or even excessive water dripping from clothes you've hand washed and left to dry can create a ceiling leak for the story downstairs if enough water pools or finds its way to any cracks in the floor.
Leaking pipes waste water and can cause significant damage to your home. Pipes often leak for long periods of time before you detect the problem. Leaking pipes do not only lead to renovation or maintenance problems, but they can also cause toxic mold occurrences. Mold and mildew thrive in these moist environments, which can be hazardous to your health. Inspecting your pipes regularly for leaks can prevent costly damage.
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According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, hidden, underground water pipes can leak and cause damage unknown to the property owner. If your water bill has begun to climb over the past month or two, you may have a leaking water pipe. Low water pressure, wet or moldy spots, sink holes and even structural leanings. A quick check of all your above-ground pipes will let you know if there is a leak that is readily accessible for repair.
Water leaks are a serious problem. Leaks inside the home cause damage and waste money, but underground leaks can be tricky, and you may begin to doubt you even have a leaking water pipe. Underground water pipes can leak due to aging, tree-root punctures, high pressure stresses and freezing. Many components can leak, from valves to the lines themselves. They can even be affected by initial installation defects. In homes that do not have basements or crawl spaces, one of the most dreaded things is the slab leak. It can cause plenty of damage if left without repair. Fixing this plumbing problem is not as difficult as it may seem.
Using FIX-R-US leak detection service will make locating the leak easier and repaired. Call now FIX-R-US, also offers routine maintenance service that can, reduces these occurrences and save you money and protect your property.
As of 2009, 25 percent of the energy used in the U.S., totaling 22.84 trillion cubic feet originated from natural gas. Approximately 50 percent of the homes in the U.S. use natural gas for heating, cooking, clothes dryers and other appliances. As these appliances grow older, the seals that connect the piping can corrode and cause a gas leak. Natural gas contains methane as its main ingredient, a highly flammable chemical which can leak into the atmosphere or inside your home from pipelines storage tanks.
Gas comes into you’re from the outside, and a maze of piping crisscrosses under your home to connect the appliances to the source. In many older homes, this piping can become faulty and either loses its seal or simply breaks off because of long-term wear. This can cause the gas to leak in the home.
Gas leaks are often simple to detect initially, but may be difficult to locate. However, a person with a smell disorder or diminished sense of smell may not be able to detect such a leak easily. This danger is especially increased in elderly people. When there is a gas leak in your home, there is the increased chance of fire and explosion, as well as the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning. Many times, these problems can go unnoticed for a long time because some gases such as carbon monoxide are colorless and odorless. It is important to identify common causes of these leaks and to have them fixed immediately.
Therefore it is important to have leaky pipes and connection fixed ASAP. FIX-R-US professional Tech can not only perform routine maintenance, also check your appliance connection, piping and fittings from leaking gas. That can save your life and protect your investments, don’t wait Call now or book an appointment online and save 10% off.
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