Leaking water lines shouldn’t be ignored. A small water leak can transform into a large water line repair problem that will cost thousands of dollars to fix. One small water line leak can cause havoc in your home, warping and staining walls, ruining the quality of your water, and promoting the growth of hazardous mold. If you ignore a water pipe leak long enough, this will cause extensive damage to your home. Our plumbers offer water line repair, installation, and replacement services to homes and commercial facilities. Give our team of licensed technicians a call by phone at (630) 968-0783 to schedule an appointment.
In addition to water pipe repair services, we also offer maintenance services for faucets, toilets, water heaters, garbage disposals, valves, and mysterious leaks across your household. If you have a loose water connection, call a certified plumber at Stephens Plumbing to perform a repair or replacement. We have the tools necessary to repipe the water lines in homes in areas such as Downers Grove, Clarendon Hills, Naperville, Oak Brook, Aurora, Woodridge, and Wheaton.
Signs of a Water Leak in Your House
Water damage doesn’t need to be seen to be discovered. At some point, ignoring or pushing off a water line repair project will cause mildew to form. To eliminate this odor in your home or commercial facility, you should book a plumbing pipe repair, installation, and replacement appointment with a Professional Plumber. Stephens Plumbing offers water pipe leak repair services for all types of plumbing systems. Contact a specialist to book an emergency water line installation appointment.
Water damage doesn’t need to be seen to be discovered. At some point, ignoring or pushing off a water line repair project will cause mildew to form. To eliminate this odor in your home or commercial facility, you should book a pipe repair or replacement appointment with a certified plumber. Stephens Plumbing offers water leak repair services for all types of plumbing systems. Contact a specialist to book an emergency water line installation appointment.
We don’t usually look to the ceiling when we enter the rooms in our home. However, it pays to do so. A leaky internal pipe can cause a dark stain on your ceiling. If you push off a water line replacement appointment long enough, that water leak will eventually weaken the beams and lead your ceiling to sag. To prevent damage to your ceiling, book a water pipe leak repair appointment with a professional plumber at Stephens Plumbing by phone at (630) 968-0783.
Rusty pipes are easy enough to spot; they’re discolored, stained, and flaky. Rust is an obvious indication of water damage and a minor or severe leak. The rust can cause the pipe to corrode and decay to the point of a more significant water pipe leak or worse, a broken water pipe. Schedule a service visit with a professional plumber to receive water line installation, replacement, and repair support for your home, office space, or warehouse in areas such as Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Woodridge, Wheaton, or Westmont, Illinois.
If you’ve noticed strange cracks or stains on your floors it may be potentially caused by a broken water line underneath your flooring that will require a repair or replacement. Stephens Plumbing offers water leak repair services in Downers Grove, Illinois and other areas. Contact a specialist to book a meeting with a professional plumber.
It's important to schedule a water leak repair session with a professional technician to avoid damage to dry wall, discolored paint, mold growth, and loose wallpaper. Water damage can also cause the walls to crack, warp, and blister!
High Water Bills
Have you noticed your water bill has increased? Check your water meter and try to recall if anything has changed in your water usage in the past month. There’s a big possibility you have a water line leak if the spike in your bill is suspicious. We offer reliable and affordable water line leak repair services. Contact a specialist to prevent further damage in your home or facility.
6 Causes of Water Pipe Leaks
If you discover a broken pipe behind your walls or ceiling, it’s important to repair or replace it quickly to prevent the growth of mold and mildew in your house. In addition, the moisture from the cracked pipe can damage your drywalls, furniture, electronics, or carpets. On the other hand, a water leak can be hard to detect because you can’t see the pipes behind your walls. Since leaks are not always visible, you need to be familiar with the most common causes of pipe leaks to protect your home from the negative consequences of water damage.
As the pipes in your yard become older, it’s not abnormal for small water leaks to form due to loose connections between pipe joints. If you have a pipe leak on your property, a small amount of water will escape into the ground prior to reaching the fixtures in your house. Although a majority of pipe leaks are small, the severity of a leak will become worse if the tree roots beneath the ground start to grow towards the water or sewage pipe.
As a tree on your property becomes bigger, its roots start to grow in an outwards direction towards water or moisture. Since a tree root is attracted to moisture, it will start to grow towards a damaged pipe when a leak starts to form. Once a tree root discovers a pipe leak, it will wrap itself around the pipe towards the source of the water. Next, the tree roots will start to grow inside the water pipe.
An invading tree root can cause cracks and holes to form because the pipe is not designed to withstand the pressure of the growing tree root. If you notice a decrease in water pressure in your household, this is a sign of a damaged main water pipe beneath the ground. In addition, you may encounter wet spots in your grass if you have a damaged water or sewage line.
If you notice damp patches in your yard, give our team of licensed plumbers a call by phone at (630) 968-0783 to schedule an appointment. We offer water line repair and replacement services to homes in areas of Illinois such as Naperville, Aurora, Downers Grove, and Plainfield. Our team will perform an inspection of your yard to determine the location of the damaged water pipe. Once we discover the source of the problem, our staff will replace the cracked pipe with a brand new water or sewer line.
High Water Pressure
A majority of people believe high water pressure is a good indicator of a healthy plumbing system. Although high water pressure is a good indicator your pipes are not affected by sediment or clogs, the high pressure can cause cracks and holes to form in the pipes beneath the ground. Water pressure is measured with a metric called Pounds Per Square Inch (PSI). A normal PSI rating will vary from 30 to 80 PSI depending on the condition of your pipes.
If the water entering your house from the main water system is higher than 80 PSI, cracks will start to form on the interior of your water pipes. To prevent water damage, the water pressure will need to be decreased to 60 PSI. High water pressure will not immediately cause a leak to form behind your walls. On the other hand, the excess pressure in your pipes will slowly cause the pipe joints to become loose. To prevent damage to your floors and foundation, call a licensed plumber in your area to perform a water leak repair inspection.
The pipes beneath the foundation of your household feature a limited lifespan that varies depending on the pipe material. Newer homes are assembled with Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pipes (PEX). Other popular types of pipes include Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), and Copper.
If you own an old house that was built prior to 1960, you may discover Galvanized Steel and Cast Iron Pipes behind your walls. Galvanized Steel Pipes were utilized in the past to distribute water, sewage, and gas. Depending on the condition of a steel pipe, a local plumber may recommend replacing it with plastic pipes such as PEX, ABS, or PVC. Galvanized Steel Pipes are no longer used to distribute water in homes because this type of pipe starts to deteriorate at the end of its life cycle.
Rust will start to form on the interior of Galvanized Steel Pipes if they are not replaced by a certified plumber. Although this type of pipe is not utilized to distribute water, it is occasionally used to circulate natural gas to appliances. Our team offers trustworthy water leak repair services to homeowners in neighborhoods such as Wheaton, Bolingbrook, Elmhurst, Downers Grove, and Aurora. Give our staff a call at (630) 968-0783 to talk with a technician about replacing a damaged pipe. Do not attempt to replace steel pipes without a professional. Each end of a Galvanized Steel Pipe is threaded and connected with joints. Since replacing steel pipes requires specialized tools and equipment, call a certified plumber to replace a broken pipe behind your walls.
Damaged Rubber Seals
Rubber seals are integrated with water pipes that are connected to your sinks and fixtures. Water seals are engineered to prevent leaks as water is circulated to your faucets and fixtures. Once the rubber seal on your pipe starts to deteriorate, water will start to escape when you are using the sink. To prevent mold growth, it’s important to install a new rubber seal when you notice a water leak. If you notice moisture near a fixture, this is a sign of a loose or broken water seal.
Blockages in Water Pipes
Moderate to severe blockages in pipes will restrict the flow of water and sewage in your home. If you continue to use a sink with a clogged drain, the interior pressure of the pipe will start to increase. Once the pressure becomes too high, the pipe will start to crack and leak. Never pour harsh chemicals down the drain to eliminate clogs. Liquid drain chemicals will cause the interior of your pipes to deteriorate. The safest way to eliminate a blockage in your drain pipes is to hire a licensed plumber to perform a water line repair service. Our team of technicians will use a motorized power rod to disassemble the object in your drain pipe and restore the flow of water.
Damaged Pipe Connections
If you hear a tapping sound when the sink is on, this is a sign of loose pipe joints. A joint is a curved pipe that is designed to adjust the direction of water in a pipe. A pipe joint prevents water from escaping as it is dispersed between pipes behind your walls. On the other hand, it is not uncommon for pipe joints to become loose. If you notice damp drywall or banging noises behind your walls, reach an emergency plumber by phone at (630) 968-0783. We offer water pipe repair and installation services in areas of Illinois such as Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Wheaton, Downers Grove, and Aurora. Our team of plumbers will connect a new pipe joint to eliminate the water leak in your house.
Reliable Water Leak Repair Services
Do you notice a loose pipe connection or a damaged water pipe behind your walls? We provide plumbing repair and install services in Downers Grove and other surrounding areas for homes and commercial plumbing systems. Stephens Plumbing offers dependable plumbing and HVAC services for broken water heaters, clogged drains, inefficient furnaces, and damaged gas pipes. In addition, our contractors also offer home remodeling solutions for kitchens, basements, and bathrooms. Our team of technicians has been offering dependable services to customers since 1923. Give our staff a call by phone at (630) 968-0783 to schedule an appointment.