Call 24/7 Water Removal for expert assistance when the unthinkable happens. We serve Los Angeles and Ventura County, and we are on standby and fully prepared to respond to any water damage emergency, including damage resulting from faulty plumbing. Our team of licensed professionals knows what to do in these types of emergencies.
In addition to leaky plumbing systems, bursting pipes can happen without warning, and you will need to find a reliable company that can fix the problem the first time. This is a real threat in areas like Koreatown and East Hollywood, which are among the densest populations in Los Angeles, where the risk for plumbing issues increases where there are more residents.
Water Damage from Plumbing
Most think that the majority of water damage is caused by some catastrophic event like destructive flooding, which is far from the case. Undetected leaks and drips from broken or cracked faucets over a long period of time can be incredibly troublesome for your home or office building, causing the following issues:
- Compromised Insulation: Insulation stands virtually no chance against water damage, and will need to be switched out.
- Extended Plumbing Damage: The cracks in one part of the plumbing system can place pressure on other parts. This buildup can cause system-wide damage and further flooding issues.
- Foundation Issues: Prolonged water leakage into the foundation can bring about extensive, severe damage to the concrete foundation.
- Mold: When water is seeping into the structure unnoticed, this moisture gives mold the perfect opportunity to grow out of control, cause allergic and sinus reactions, as well as damage the framework.
Signs That Plumbing Repair is Needed
One of the oldest cities in America, pipes in Los Angeles can be as old as 45 years, even past 100 in older areas like Chinatown. Before you find yourself in the unenviable situation of having to invest thousands on repairs due to faulty plumbing, it is helpful to know the warning signs of plumbing problems so that you are able to have a service technician take preventive measures.
- Stuck Drain: If you have noticed that your drain has slowed over time to the point of stopping completely, you should have a technician check for obstructions. The earlier this problem is addressed, the less of a repair investment will be required from having to dig up the lawn or remove pipes later on.
- Sputtering Faucet: A sputtering faucet is easily overlooked, as it is typically assumed as not being any cause for concern. However, multiple faucets exhibiting this behavior throughout the home or office signify a problem that requires immediate attention before the leak turns into a break.
- Basement Pipe Leakage: Often mistaken as condensation, drops of water from basement pipes can mean something more serious if they appear more than a few times each hour. This could be the prelude to a burst, especially if puddles are present.
Plumbing Repair Essentials
If you experience plumbing malfunctions resulting in or from water damage, contact a professional plumbing repair specialist who knows what it takes to get the job done right, and carefully, through practices and techniques that use the latest advancements in repair equipment. A seasoned industry veteran will employ some of the following plumbing repair tools:
- Tubing cutters are essential for working with copper pipes for smooth and square cuts.
- A pipe wrench is a must-have tool and is synonymous with plumbing repair.
- Sink and toilet/closet augers are essential tools for clearing out clogs.
- Flange plungers with special bottom-tubing are used for toilets while standard cup plungers are used for sinks and tubs.
- A hacksaw is a versatile tool that cuts through metal pipe, nuts, screws, bolts and other hardware.