Your plumbing system is a finely tuned and synchronized system that performs vital functions integral to the operation of your home or business. Perhaps the most little-known or recognized components that carry some of the heaviest loads are your water lines. Mostly hidden and often forgotten, these lines are constantly at work to provide fresh water and drainage for your needs.
Pressure and Time
Water lines throughout your building are either rigid or flexible, depending on the pressures they are being called upon to withstand. Rigid versions are typically made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), copper, steel or cast iron. Flexible water lines are commonly made from cross-linked polyethylene (PEX). All these materials are designed to withstand standard water pressures for home or business uses and provide long-term service.
Although an occasional outside force may cause damage to water lines, such as a shifting foundation with pipes running through it or falling debris, most water line failures occur due to pressure and time. As hot or cold water continually runs through the lines, debris and simple wear over time can deteriorate part of the line’s interior or connecting joint.
Often, water leaks are not discovered until many gallons of water have been lost into the surrounding space and cause significant damage. With the average home running between 40 and 60 pounds per square inch (psi) of water pressure, even a small leak can lose a great deal of water in a short time. Before the leak is discovered, you could sustain damage in several areas throughout the structure.
Water Line Leaks Repair & Replacement
When you believe a water leak is present somewhere in your home or business, call Atlanta Leak Detection at (770) 231-4019 for 24/7 emergency leak detection and repairs. We serve the Atlanta Metro area as well as surrounding communities like Athens, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Tucker, Auburn, Norcross, Gainesville, Stone Mountain and Johns Creek.
Our licensed and experienced plumbers can quickly locate the source of the leak and provide you with a repair estimate to get repairs started immediately. We carry the necessary tools and most common water line components that allow us to repair leaks quickly to prevent further damage to your home or business. Call or send a message online today!