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Your pipes are responsible for getting your water supply everywhere it needs to go in your home. As vital as they are, if something is wrong with them they can be a major issue. Leaks in your pipes can cause everything from mold development to higher utility bills to outright water damage.

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What is the most common type of pipe found in older homes?

In older homes, galvanized steel pipes were commonly used for plumbing. While durable, these pipes are susceptible to corrosion and rust over time, leading to reduced water flow, leaks, and contamination. As a result, many homeowners opt to replace them with modern materials like copper or PVC.

What is the advantage of copper piping?

Copper piping offers several advantages for plumbing systems. Its durability and resistance to corrosion make it a long-lasting choice, reducing the risk of leaks and maintenance costs over time. Copper pipes also withstand high temperatures and pressures, making them suitable for both hot and cold water distribution. Additionally, copper is antimicrobial, inhibiting bacterial growth and ensuring a clean water supply. Its flexibility allows for easy installation and versatility in various plumbing applications, making copper piping a preferred option for many homeowners and plumbers.

What is the advantage of PVC piping?

PVC piping presents several advantages for plumbing systems. Its lightweight construction simplifies handling and installation, reducing labor costs and time. PVC pipes are corrosion-resistant and durable, ensuring longevity and minimizing maintenance needs. They are also cost-effective compared to other materials like copper or steel. PVC's smooth interior surface promotes efficient water flow, reducing the risk of clogs and blockages. Additionally, PVC is non-conductive, making it safe for use in electrical applications. These qualities make PVC piping a popular choice for various plumbing projects.

Our team at Matt's Plumbing Services is here to help you determine where pipe leaks are coming from and diagnose the severity of them. Whether we find a minor leak or a full break in the pipe, we will provide upfront pricing to correct the problem. We also use state-of-the-art cameras to determine the integrity of your home's lines. With this, we can successfully find and repair any home pipe leaks.

What Are Some Signs I Have A Pipe Leak?

Given the danger a leaking pipe represents, it's important you keep your eyes open for anything that might indicate you've got a problem. Here are some things to look for:

  • Mold & Mildew - Mold and mildew thrive in wet environments. If you're starting to see either one develop around your home, they are getting their water supply from somewhere - most likely a leak.
  • Bad Smells - Whether it's a musty smell from mildew or a wretched smell from leaking sewage, any unexpectedly awful smells in your home can be a sign of a problem.
  • Visible Water Damage - Do you see spreading water damage on your ceiling or walls? What's causing that? You guessed it, it's a leak. We can find it and get it fixed.
  • Foundation Issues - Do you see a crack developing in your home's foundation? Water leaks are often the culprit, and they need to be addressed immediately.
  • High Water Bills - You may not be using water that's leaking, but you're getting charged for it. If your water usage has spiked without warning, chances are you're dealing with one or more leaks.

If you notice any of these issues - or visible leaks near your kitchen and bathroom fixtures - don't delay. Contact us immediately so we can get everything fixed before it becomes a disaster.

Do I Need New Pipes In My Home?

Do you live in an older home? If so, your pipes might not be in the best shape. They could be worn out, made of less-than-ideal materials, or let dirt and rust seep into your water supply. In this case, rather than fixing problems as they occur, you may want to consider whole-home repiping - replacing everything with brand-new lines, made of safe and efficient materials, ready to last you for decades. The team at Matt's Plumbing Services is happy to replace your piping, whether it's just one or the whole thing.

Put The Power Of Matt's Plumbing Services To Work For You

Local technicians, expert training, advanced tools, and a dedication to getting it right no matter what - that's what you get when you contact Matt's Plumbing Services. If you suspect you've got a leak in your pipes, or if you've got older pipes that need updating, we're the team you need. Send us a message online or call us at 813-269-7370 today!

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