5 Common Causes of Household Water Leakage
Water causes serious issues around the house.
Moisture and water leakages are the reason behind many issues around the house. Such as mould, rust, wood decay and even structral damage. That's why we're diving deep into the causes of household water leakage in this blog.
1. Air conditioners
Air conditions are one of the most common causes of water leakage.
Your air conditioner produces water as part of the cooling process, some of which is used to cool the air and some of which is sent out the back of the unit.
As such, there will inevitably be leakages. It is recommended you have a way to divert water away from your home and into the garden, such as a pipe or hose.
If you don't, this can cause puddles to form which cause rust and decay to your home.
2. Clogged gutters and downpipes
One of the most common causes of household water leakage is clogged gutters and downpipes. Gutters and downpipes are designed to divert rainwater away from the home and into somewhere it cannot do damage.
When gutters and downpipes become clogged with objects such as leaves, this causes the overflow to spill down onto the property.
As such, you should endeavour to keep gutters and downpipes free of debris. Trim nearby trees to stop leaves from falling into the gutter.
3. Old pipes
No matter how good the quality of plumbing is in your home, it will not last forever.
As the months and years go by, the plumbing corrodes and rusts over time. This will cause it to leak.
You should periodically get your plumbing examined, to ensure it can be replaced in a timely manner.
Furthermore, this also applies to seals placed on water connectors too.
4. High water pressure
If water pressure becomes too high, it puts strain on your pipes which can lead to rattling, loud noises, pinhole leaks or even burst your pipes entirely.
Therefore, if you are worried about the pressure or hear loud noises when turning on the water to your shower or sink, contact a professional to measure the pressure.
5. Changes in the temperature
Many pipes that make up household plumbing are made with metal.
Thus, when they are subject to extreme temperatures the pipes will expand and contract.
These movements can damage, crack or dislodge the plumbing which can cause leaks.
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