Common Causes of Broken Water Pipes

Having a damaged water pipe can cause a lot of damage to your home. Because the break can occur underneath your home, it makes it more difficult to catch it early. Here are some common causes of cracks and breaks in water pipes and the best ways to prevent them:

Aging Pipelines

Your water lines will suffer from wear and tear over time. Having an inspection done by a professional plumber will give you an idea of the condition of your water pipes and whether an issue may pop-up in the near future. Having repairs done at the first sign of trouble will prevent damage to your home or property which could go unnoticed for awhile.

Mineral Deposits

If you have hard water then the chances of mineral build up in the pipes are more likely. The mineral deposits can slowly form clogs which can lead to leaks and breaks in the pipeline. If an inspection shows that there are clogs building up in the water pipes, a plumber can clear them out completely with a hydrojet.

Tree Roots

One of the most common ways that pipes end up cracked and broken, is the growth of tree roots slowly breaking through the lines. Using a hydrojet, a professional plumber can clear out the roots and debris to find the section of pipe that require repairs.

Frozen Pipeline

Water lines are susceptible to freezing during winter weather. As water solidifies, it starts to expand which causes stress to the pipe. If the water continues to expand, the pipeline will eventually crack or burst.

Having the sewer and plumbing lines on your property inspected, is a great way to stay ahead of any potential trouble with leaks or broken pipelines. Call Drain Master today at (614) 276-1510 if you need professional plumbing repair in Columbus, OH.