7 Common Causes of Hidden Leaks in Your Home

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Our emergency plumbers can inspect your home for signs of hidden leaks and make any necessary repairs.

hidden leaks emergency plumbers Greenville MI

Wondering why your water bill is so high? It’s important to check for signs of leaks. However, you may have a hidden leak in your home, making it difficult to detect on your own. Our emergency plumbers can inspect your home for signs of hidden leaks and make any necessary repairs.

Hidden leaks may not be noticeable, but they’re still causing damage to your home. Let’s take a look at seven common causes of hidden leaks so you can hopefully avoid them in the first place.

1. Wear and Tear

All systems and appliances become more susceptible to damage and decay over time. Your plumbing system is no exception. Even the best system will give way to wear and tear eventually.

If you have an older plumbing system and haven’t had an inspection in a while, call our emergency plumbers. We can determine if your system can be fixed or if it needs to be fully replaced with something newer to prevent hidden leaks.

2. Corrosion

Most plumbing systems these days come with treatments to prevent corrosion. However, these become less effective over time. Corroded pipes are weaker and therefore more likely to spring leaks. 

3. Water Pressure

Did you know that your plumbing system can only handle so much water pressure? If your water pressure is too high, your pipes can leak or even burst under the pressure. 

Water pressure problems may not be the result of poor pressure regulation. Other problems can cause water pressure issues, such as clogs or constrictions.

4. Clogged Lines

Many homeowners have fixed a clogged drain or line on their own at some point. However, some clogs may occur in pipes that are not so easily noticeable or accessible. Additionally, clogs may occur over time as material accumulates in a pipe, making it hard to know there’s a problem until it’s too late.

Clogged lines can lead to burst pipes or problems with overflowing. Our emergency plumbers can determine whether or not a clog may be the cause of your hidden leak.

5. Tree Roots

Unruly tree roots are perhaps the most infamous cause of hidden leaks. Few homeowners suspect at first that a tree outside their home could affect their plumbing inside their home. However, your plumbing system extends beyond the boundaries of your home, making it susceptible to outside forces such as tree roots.

Keep an eye on your yard for signs of wet patches or even sinkholes. These may be signs that your plumbing system has been compromised by tree roots.

6. Extreme Temperature Changes

Michiganders are no strangers to extreme temperature changes. Our days can start warm and pleasant and end below freezing with snow falling fast through the air. 

Although you may be prepared for extreme weather shifts, your pipes are not. Pipes expand and contract due to temperature changes. Extreme temperature drops in particular can cause your pipes to crack, creating hidden leaks.

7. Poor Repairs

Finally, poor repairs can cause more problems than they solve when it comes to your plumbing system. A DIY-approach may be appealing, but you may save more money in the long run by hiring a professional plumber to tackle your plumbing problems. 

When choosing a plumber, make sure to choose a company that’s trusted in the community for its commitment to excellence in both plumbing work and customer service. Cost should be a factor in your decision, but too-good-to-be-true prices should be a warning sign of shoddy workmanship and more headaches down the road.

Find and Fix Hidden Leaks

Our Michigan emergency plumbers can find and repair your hidden leaks to save your home from water damage. We’re proud to help clients in Belding, Greenville, Livonia, and throughout the state of Michigan. Call Parker-Arntz Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today at (888) 641-3907, or contact us online to request an estimate.