Ask a Portland Plumber: Why Are My Pipes Leaking?

leaking pipes in Portland

What to Do About Your Leaking Pipes

There’s nothing fun about a leaky pipe.

There are, however, solutions and the Portland plumbing experts at 3 Mountains Plumbing can provide relief.  The first thing to keep in mind is that no matter what the reason for the leak, it demands immediate action.  While there’s nothing fun about a leak, a worse leak is even less fun (and more expensive)!  It’s imperative to manage leaks as they arise, so they do not cause further damage.

Common Causes of Leaking Pipes

First, let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of leaky pipes.

  • Clogs, blockages, rust, or corrosion
  • Cracked or broken pipes
  • Tree root intrusion
  • Shifted or offset pipes

General wear, tear, and time all contribute to leaking pipes, as does the initial pipe installation.  Properly installed pipes by a professionally certified and trained plumber with the right materials go a long way in reducing the likelihood of future pipe failure.

Symptoms of Leaking Pipes

On the upside, leaky pipes are fairly easy to diagnose.  Check for the following signs that typically indicate a pipe problem.

  • Low or unpredictable water pressure
  • Rusty, brown or otherwise discolored water
  • Corroding or rusting pipes
  • Water spots or puddles
  • Dripping sounds
  • Weak ground
  • Increased utility bill

What to Do?

Unfortunately, leaky pipes don’t get better—they get worse, they get bigger, and they can cause potentially devastating damage.  Contacting a professional plumber is always a good choice as it prevents the problem from escalating and stops it in its tracks.

Of course you want to find an affordable plumber you can trust.  The good news is that 3 Mountains Plumbing has excellent customer reviews.  We provide fixed, up front pricing and warranties on all products and services.  We want you to feel comfortable knowing what you’ll get and what you’ll pay ahead of time so that you recommend us to friends and family and return with all of your plumbing needs.

Our customer relationships are of the utmost importance to us, so give us a call today so that we may swiftly and efficiently repair your leaky pipes. Call 3 Mountains today!

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