Leaking pipes can mean there are serious problems. Even if it’s something small, leaking pipes waste water and cost you money. These leaking pipes may also lead to water damage within your commercial property. If you have leaking pipes, it might be due to these following reasons.

Damaged Joints

Pipe joints are the weakest areas in your plumbing system. If you ever hear banging noises when you turn on the hot water, you might have damaged pipe joints. Over time, your pipe joints may deteriorate, so it is important to keep up to date with your pipe joints.

Clogged Lines

Clogged lines might lead to overflows or burst pipes. If you keep your pipes clear, then you might be able to avoid leaks. Likewise, you can avoid more problems down the road. Make sure that you address any clog as soon as it happens to prevent further damage.

Temperature Changes

Sometimes the weather will change from hot to cold quickly. When there are dramatic shifts in temperature, your pipes may expand or contract and lead to damage. You should always protect your pipes against cold weather. You can do this by wrapping exposed pipes and installing insulation into your crawl space.

Tree Roots

Tree roots puncture pipes and lead to serious damage. If you catch onto sinkholes or wet spots in your yard, then you might have a problem with tree roots puncturing the pipes. One way that you can avoid this happening is to try not to plant trees near the lines.

You should always take leaking pipes seriously. Leaking pipes can lead to serious damage in your building. For instance, mold and rot often occur because of leaking pipes. Likewise, you wind up wasting water and spending extra money. If you have leaking pipes, it’s time to get them looked at. For more information contact Andersen Commercial Plumbing at 909-326-2729 or send an email to lori@andersenplumbing.biz