As homeowners we are always looking for ways to enhance the functionality and appearance of our homes. Further to that, we are always on the lookout for system problems that can seriously impact the health and integrity of our homes. With that said, have you ever noticed an annoying dripping sound in your wall but can’t decide whether you should address it or simply ignore it? If so, the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing wants to take this time to help our clients understand that when a slow leak within your walls is left unaddressed the water can, over time cause damage to the walls, ceiling or even the flooring in your home. We want to help our clients safeguard their homes and avoid costly plumbing repairs down the road.
The water that continuously drips in your wall can cause rot, mold and mildew, all of which can be dangerous to your home and your family’s health. The rot can cause the structure of your home to be weakened while the airborne contaminants and particles can have a negative impact on the health of your family. For these reasons, it is important that you address the issue and take steps to identify the source of the problem as well as ensure effective solutions. That’s where the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing comes in.
CAUSES OF DRIPS IN THE WALL
Leaky plumbing pipes in the wall are not uncommon at all. There are a number of causes of the dripping water in the walls, some of which we will share with you now. In many older homes, cast iron pipes and even galvanized steel tend to be the common source of such problems primarily because of corrosion. In many of the more modern homes, copper pipes and PVC are typically used. However, each can burst if the pipes expand too much during frigid temperatures or can be pierced and damaged when home remodeling or renovations are performed thus resulting in damaged pipes and leaks.
Another common cause of leaking pipes in the walls is that of improper installation of plumbing when the home was built. Fixing plumbing mistakes from years gone by is a very complicated task, especially when dealing with cast iron, PVC and copper. All piping, regardless of the material, needs to be supported properly and everything needs to fit properly especially at the joints. When an installation is not done properly there are sure to be problems, whether right out of the gate or somewhere down the road. If such is the case in your home, no worries. The team of highly skilled and experienced plumbers here at Steve Mull Plumbing is equipped to identify the source of your leak and provide effective solutions.
TRUST THE PROFESSIONALS
The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing is here to address all your plumbing issues. With our years and years of experience inspecting, assessing, repairing, replacing and installing pipes in the Lebanon area, our team stands ready to meet your every plumbing need. If you hear a dripping sound in your walls from a leaky plumbing pipe or if you have noticed any type of water damage, be sure to reach out to our team and schedule an inspection and assessment as soon as possible.
In addition to identifying the primary source of that annoying dripping sound, the skilled professionals here at Steve Mull Plumbing handle a wide range of other plumbing problems as well.
From inspecting drain pipes and replacing hot water heaters to installing or relocating washing machines to name a few, our team has got you covered. For more information about our top of the line plumbing services or to schedule a service appointment, be sure to reach out to one of our team members today!