Water Pipe Leak
Water pipe leaks are a common source of water damage, which can result in panic and headaches for homeowners. For some dealing with water damage can seem like a hassle but something that is necessary to repair in order to prevent mold and further damage. Luckily at Flood Busters, our team of experts can assist you with locating plumbers, dealing with your insurance, and getting your house dry and back to normal as smoothly as possible. We are on your side and here to help!
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Types of Water Pipe
Maybe you have had water damage or are considering a large repiping project in your home and are curious about the different types of plumbing pipes. You may also ask yourself, “What Type of Water Plumbing Pipe is Best?” in order to prevent future water pipe leaks. Here are some common types of piping used in homes:
Popular types of water pipes for homes include, but not limited to, copper, galvanized steel stainless steel and cast iron. Metal material constructs these types of water pipes.
- Copper pipes are often less prone to leaks and are pretty durable overtime. Some older businesses or homes that have copper pipes may contain lead.
- Galvanized steel pipes are rarely used due to the cons. If you have galvanized steel pipes in your home with corroded water pipes, there is a chance that lead will make its way in to your water. They also have a higher chance of leading to rust, which may clog or pollute your water. Many contractors do not prefer this type of material as it is usually heavier and harder to work with.
- Stainless steel pipes have many positives. They are less likely to corrode and made of a strong material. They are however one of the most expensive types of piping to use.
- Cast iron pipes, like stainless pipes are also made of a good material. The downside to cast iron pipes is the weight of the material.
In addition to metal, some homes contain plastic piping.
- Polyvinyl chloride pipes, or more commonly known as PVC Pipes, are made of plastic. Due to the material, they will not corrode or have any of those types of related issues as steel water pipes. They are also are great for the water pressure in your home. However, this type of water pipe material may not be suitable for hot water.
- Grey plastic polybutylene pipes, or PB pipes, are also inexpensive and easier to work with. However, they are more likely to leak compared to the other types of water pipes.
- High-density polybutylene, or HDPE Pipes, also have a great life span and are resistant to corrosion.
- Contractors may use polyethylene pipes (PEX Pipes) for hot and cold water systems. This type of piping is easy to most contractors to use for plumbing.
Ask your plumber for the best option for your residence!
How to Stop a Leaking Pipe with Water in It
Do you have a water pipe leak in one of your pipes? If so, you might want to consider shutting off the water if you know how to do so. Working with plumbing, if you are unfamiliar, can do a lot of damage to your home. In order to prevent a larger disaster you would want to call a team of experts out in order to assist you. Flood Busters has a team of water damage professionals that are available 24/7. Call our team at (619)562-3800 to see if you are eligible for our FREE WATER DAMAGE inspection.
How to Fix Leaky Pipes
If you are looking to fix a water pipe leak, you might want to make sure you are an expert! Improperly fixing a water pipe leak can lead to larger water damage problems to the affected area or in other areas in your home. Therefore, Flood Busters wants to make sure that if you are looking to fix a water pipe leak or any water damage in your home, it gets fixed the right way. We understand dealing with the process may seem like a huge headache but our team’s dedication is in properly treating you and your home! Call (619)562-3800 to get a technician out at your door within 60 minutes.
Leaking Drain Pipe Under Bathroom Sink
If it appears you may have a leaking drain pipe under or leaking pipe near your bathroom sink, it is important to call out a team of experts. In some cases, it appears a water pipe leak is coming from what would be an obvious source so we attempt to fix that problem. We may find that water damage continues to become a problem and leading to more issues such as mold growth overtime. More importantly, we provide our San Diego County homeowners with FREE WATER inspections to assist you in fixing the area of concern. Call (619)562-3800 and ask our team about our FREE WATER DAMAGE inspections.
We may find the issue is coming from the toilet or shower and will take the appropriate steps in order to get that fixed.
Leaking Sink Drain in Kitchen
Are you having issues with the plumbing under your kitchen sink? You may have spotted what seems to be a leaking sink drain. This can result in a lot of damage to your kitchen. If the issue is left untreated, mold can start to grow and spread throughout your kitchen.
You may also notice your kitchen sink leaking from the faucet or your kitchen sink leaking around the edges. These could be signs of a separate issue or different source.
Emergency Water Damage Service
Water pipe leaks are a common issue of water damage. If you do happen to notice a leak in your home, do not be alarmed. Getting your home back to normal is as simple as picking up the phone and calling our team of experts. Our team can assist you with finding the source of the leak or water damage, getting the area dried out, filing and insurance claim and recommending how to properly get your home put back together.
If you have flooding or water damage in your home and live in San Diego County (We cover as far South as San Ysidro, National City, and Chula Vista and as far North as San Clemente, Temecula, Carlsbad, Vista, Poway, Valley Center and Fallbrook. We also cover the coastal communities, Imperial Beach, Mission Beach, Coronado, Solana Beach, Mission Beach, Del Mar, and Coronado to El Cajon, San Carlos, Lakeside and Alpine.) call Flood Busters (619)562-3800 today. Think you are outside of the zone or just looking for information, do not hesitate to give us a call! We are a 24/7 emergency service and are waiting for your call. Lastly, if you are looking for water damage restoration or repair companies, make sure they are registered with the California State License Board and have a valid license.
Should you have a flood or water damage in your San Diego home remember, Flood Busters® knows what to do. We Ain’t Afraid of No Flood®!
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