Leaking water pipes hidden in your walls and ceilings can cause serious damage to your foundation and drastically increase your water bills if left untreated. At Sam Harb & Family Plumbing, we investigate and repair leaking pipes in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Hamilton, and Waterdown.
In your home, you’ll find two separate plumbing systems. Your supply system carries fresh water into your home while your drainage system carries all waste water out. The water will enter at one location and exit through a water meter, determining how much water you have used and are billed accordingly.
If you suspect a problem with your pipes, the best thing you can do right away is shut off your main valve to temporarily stop your water supply. This prevents any plausible damage leaky pipes may be causing. Usually, your water valve will be in your basement or crawlspace. To find it, trace your way back from your hot water heater tank. Then, call a professional plumber for further help.
Although this is useful for immediate issues, slow and small leaks often aren’t immediately noticeable. In addition to our emergency repair service, the technicians at Sam Harb & Family Plumbing also offer routine maintenance appointments to help solve and prevent future risks.
What are some common pipe problems?
Problems with your pipes can arise from poor installation, age, or external factors such as tree roots. Aging pipes face the issues of channeling. This occurs when the bottom of the pipe slowly erodes due to the constant water flow, most common with iron sewer pipes between 25-30 years old. This can cause the structures of your home, landscape, or driveway to weaken.
Frozen Pipes and Burst Pipes
Burst pipes are often caused by our cold, Ontario winters. When it gets cold, the water in the pipes may freeze and expand, causing the pipe material to burst. Any pipes not exposed to the heat of your home should be properly insulated to keep them from exposure to the extreme cold.
There are many reasons your pipes may be failing you. To diagnose the problem, call Sam Harb & Family Plumbing. We’re available 24/7 for any emergency repairs with a guaranteed 5-minute callback service.
You can also count on us for rough-ins that include digging a trench in your basement and laying pipes that can be used for drainage. Get in touch with us to learn more about our services.
" Excellent, trustworthy plumbers. Thought I had a leak under my kitchen sink, it was in fact two which they provided me with the evidence to support. They explained the work ahead of time, were clean in appearance and with the job site, and provided a great price. Would not hesitate contacting them for any future plumbing needs."