Water may be essential to life, but it is also one of the most destructive properties on Earth. It just doesn’t seem like it because it takes a long time for water to be damaging. But water that is left in the same place long enough will erode, rust, rot, and otherwise destroy just about any material that it comes in contact with. Just remember: It was water that made the Grand Canyon!
When you have faulty plumbing, water can spill out all over your property, causing extensive damage in the short- and the long-term. It is important that you get annual plumbing inspections on Orange County to fix issues before they become major problems and your home suffers from extensive water damage. It’s also important that you replace aging pipes earlier rather than later. Older pipes are like ticking time bombs ready to explode water all over your property.
Here are a few ways that faulty plumbing can lead to damage in your property:
You don’t have to have gallons of water barreling over your floor to cause damage to your property. Even a slow drip can cause significant damage. To start, a slow leak can create a wet and humid environment for mold and mildew to grow, and that can quickly spread throughout your home. The leak can also contribute to the growth of more serious black mold.
Slow leaks can also cause wood to rot over time. Since you don’t always know you have a slow leak, enough time can definitely pass that the water causes the wood to rot. That can cause structural weakness, depending on where the rot occurs. With structural weakness, a person or furniture could fall through, which could cause additional damage or injury.
If pipes are not fastened properly, or if they are not replaced before they age out, they can come loose from their connections, causing water to spill out. Hopefully, if this happens, you are at home and are aware that it is happening. That way, you can turn off the water right away and minimize the damage.
If you are not at home and the water is allowed to continue running, you could come home to an entire floor or crawlspace flooded. That will damage whatever has been touched, including the drywall, carpets, flooring, furniture, electricity, and more. You’ll be looking at extensive repairs.
Southern California doesn’t typically see very cold weather, but we get occasional freezing spells and even the rare snow. Since you may not be used to that, you may not realize that you have to drip your faucets to keep water moving through your pipes so they don’t freeze. If the pipes do freeze, the pipes can burst from the pressure of the expanding water.
You may not even realize that the pipes have burst until later since the ice has to thaw for the water to run out. Having older pipes puts you at higher risk of bursting pipes since the material will be weaker.
There are a lot of reasons that your faulty pipes can lead to water damage in your home. That’s why it’s so important to get regular Orange County plumbing inspections and to make sure that your pipes are in top health. Repiping can replace olderipes, or you can get repipe repair for particularly problematic sections of your plumbing. Your plumber can give you recommendations for what will be best for your property and to minimize the risk of damage.
Integrity Repipe is a repiping plumbing company serving Orange County in California. We specialize in repiping and repipe repair. We work with all types of plumbing, but we specialize in California PEX piping, which is a cutting-edge material that allows for greater flexibility and easier installation, preventing many of the issues that causes faulty plumbing to create water damage. For example, PEX piping cannot burst or freeze. We serve clients throughout Orange County, including home and business owners. Call us today to learn more about PEX repiping or to schedule an inspection of your property. We’ll make recommendations to protect your property and lower your overall maintenance and repair costs.
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