Leak in Wall
Most of the pipes found within the walls of your property are made of copper.* Copper pipes are, for the most part, very strong and durable. They can readily carry both hot and cold water without any breakage or strain occurring. But sometimes, these sturdy pipes break and cause a leak in the wall. Why?
Unless the copper pipes in your walls have been exposed to severe corrosion (and we're guessing they haven't), then a leak will most likely occur at the points where the couplings have been attached either by soldering or crimping. Simply put, these are the weak spots where the pipe had to change directions or be extended.
Sadly, poor workmanship is the number one cause for leakage at the joints. That is why it is critical to ensure that even a simple soldering job is done right. In recent years, the plumbing industry has discovered the benefits of crimp fittings, which are great for places like Arizona that have typically warmer temperatures and where pipe expansion and contraction is usually not a serious problem.
Rainforest Plumbing & Air technicians repair in-wall leaks every day in properties across the Valley and our workmanship is unsurpassed. Give us a call today at (480) 615-7766
to schedule service!
if your pipes are made of polybutylene.
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| Slab Leaks
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