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What Causes Plumbing Leaks?

sunny-plumber-vanIf we were to ask a large pool of homeowners what the most common problem with plumbing systems is, chances are that a big number of individuals within that pool will come up with the same answer: leaks. And you know what? They would be right. There are a lot of different types of leaks, of course, but they all boil down to the same trouble—you cannot keep water in the pipes or fixtures where they belong!

While there may be a lot of different types of leaks, there are also a lot of different problems that can cause those leaks. We are going to look at a few of them today. Now, not even working with as outstanding a company as The Sunny Plumber Phoenix will keep all leaks at bay forever. Many of these causes are simply out of your hands. However, you can take measures to minimize such risks, provided you know what those causes are, to begin with.

Bad Seals and Connections

What’s worse than dealing with a plumbing leak? Dealing with one in a brand new plumbing system or after installing some brand new equipment.  Why might that happen? Often, due to bad seals and connections. Why might that happen? Bad service quality.

The fact that a plumbing company is in business does not guarantee it is a company worthy of your trust. When researching contractors, look for reviews, a strong web presence, testimonials, affiliations, etc. Is it possible for a small mom and pop company to offer great service? Sure, and it’s possible to receive bad service from a big company. If you want to avoid leaks that could themselves have been avoided with a high quality level of service, you need to seek out professionals that you can trust. Or,  you know, just give us a call!


Corrosion is one of those things that cannot really be avoided. You can, however, be on the lookout for it. Keeping your home properly dehumidified—yes, your home can be too humid, even in a dry environment—can cut down on corrosion. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy once a leak starts, as leaks lead to further corrosion! When you have exposed pipes in your home, take a peek at them regularly to rule out corrosion, and let us know if you’re noticing discolored water throughout your home!


You should never settle in life, especially when it comes to your plumbing services! However, there is no stopping your home from settling. And if your home settles quite a bit over time, it can move enough, along with the surrounding landscape, that pipes are strained and eventually damaged.

Obviously, this is something that catches many homeowners off guard. This type of gradual shift is not something that you’re likely to be aware of. If your pipes spring a leak, that might be the first and only indicator of trouble. That’s why we’re here 24/7 to help!

Schedule your plumbing repairs with our professional plumbers. Bright and shiny and won’t show our hiney.

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