Archive for August 2011
Of all the problems that can occur with your plumbing, a pipe break is one of the most intimidating. Pipe breaks often occur with little to no warning, leaving you with an extensive plumbing problem on your hands. For anyone finding themselves in this situation, it is essential to rely on a prompt and professional plumbing to alleviate this issue in no time. A professional plumber can utilize their vast experience in this area to get your pipes up and running and back to peak performance in no time. Our West Palm Beach FL plumbers at General Plumbing are the ones to count on when it comes to broken pipes.
No matter the problem with your pipes, our reliable plumbing experts can take care of the issue in a timely and efficient manner. Oftentimes, the cause of broken pipes is simply older pipes breaking down and giving out over time. With many galvanized pipes, however, the corrosion process over time can break them down slowly and leave your home with contaminated water. If your water appears contaminated or your faucet is flowing poorly, a pipe break may be the root of your issue.
Pipe breaks can cause costly damage to your home or property. Besides the water damage to your personal belongings, pipe breaks can cause wood to rot, metal to rust, or plywood to warp. Luckily, a reliable plumbing professional can get your pipes back to working order before you know it.
With any plumbing system in your home, there is always the potential for leaks to occur. When gone unnoticed, these small leaks may turn into large problems, resulting in extensive water damage to your home and costly repairs and replacements. In order to accurate detect and put a stop to these leaks, it is important to know the various kinds, what to look for, and how to stop them. Our professional West Palm Beach FL plumbers at General Plumbing can assist you in locating and alleviating these leaks.
In order to best understand leaks, you must first learn about the various types that may occur within your residence. By educating yourself on the characteristics and warning signs of these leaks, you can know what you’re dealing with should they ever occur in your home.
A yard line leak is just like it sounds, a leak in your yard. These are characterized by unusual flooding in your yard, even far away from the actual leak itself. You may also notice significantly higher utility bills caused by this wasted water.
Water line leaks are located inside your home, and also characterized by unusually high water bills. In this case, however, the excess water does not damage your yard, but your flooring, cabinets, or other household features located close to the ground or near a dripping pipe.
Where leaks become more serious, are slab leaks and gas leaks. Slab leaks can cause critical damage to your home’s foundation, and if you notice wetness on your floors, high water bills, low water pressure, warm spots on the floor, or a dripping noise, a slab leak may be the reason why.
The most serious leak of them all, a gas leak should never be taken lightly. These leaks are so dangerous because they often go unnoticed, but can cause extreme fires or result in carbon monoxide poisoning, a silent killer. If you smell gas in your home, evacuate the area immediately. One of our trained plumbing technicians can assist you in ridding your home of this danger. It is imperative you count on a professional to take care of these leaks in a timely and efficient manner.