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Sources and Causes of Water Leakage

Jul 17th 2015 at 3:40 AM

Water leakage can cause enough pain and misery if it has hit someone’s beautiful house and living. Water is very powerful, a basic need of humans but if it present at unwanted corners around the house, it can be harmful, extremely damaging and dangerous. It is important that certain care is taken while the construction of the house, office, swimming pool or any other structure where water has a role to play. Paying full attention to water blocking techniques and taking all possible care of any source of water leakage while constructing a house or a water related structure like swimming pool or fountains etc. is the most basic thing required. Time can cause rear and tears in the construction and for that proper maintenance should be carried out and a close check for leakages should be kept. There are number of different type maintenance services available nowadays like Swimming Pool Maintenance in West Ashley.

There can be number of sources and reasons for water leakages. Old or poorly constructed pipelines, inadequate corrosion protection, poorly maintained valves and mechanical damage are some of the factors that contribute to slow and steady water leakages damaging the property.Water leakage can be caused if a water supply pipe has burst, split, open or has separated at a solder joint. As soon as water is turned on to that area of the building the pipe will probably leak a lot of water very quickly. One will notice gusher leaks almost immediately by sound or by the visual evidence of water flooding or wetting the area around the leakage. This one is easy to detect and repair. The bigger problem is with smaller leaks. A small leak may be present at a water supply pipe. It can be from a loose threaded fitting, worn valve stem packing or even a pinhole due to corrosion, due to a nail or screw having been driven into a supply pipe. These leaks are not detected as early as the former. The rate of leak is also slow and thus not easily visible.

Other than these two types of leaks, there can be problem in plumbing fixtures. Sometimes a sink, tub or shower faucet develops a leak, usually around the valve stem packing. This one occurs only when the fixture or faucet is in use. This type again can be either completely visible to naked eye at first instance or it can take time and inspection to detect the wall cavity. The swimming pool leakage is another type of tiresome leakage. There are number of Water Leak Detection Services which help detect leakages of all types of leakages and even repair them well.

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