The main causes of water leaks at home include:
- design faults;
- faulty pipes;
- sudden temperature changes;
Design faults often involve materials foreseen in the project that do not have the characteristics required for a good job. These imperfections, known as occult vices, only become apparent after the building has been constructed, even after years.
Water leaks from broken pipes and deteriorated sewer lines are among the most common causes of water damage in houses. In fact, the break of the pipes can be caused by excessive temperature changes, high water pressure, corrosion, tree roots and shifting foundations.
Even the simple clogging of a pipe can lead to its rupture, resulting in significant water leak. Hair, grease, food, toilet paper and more sometimes clog the drainage, increasing the pressure inside the pipe and forcing water to find another way out.
Therefore, to prevent water leaks, it is important to make regular checks of plumbing systems, replace old and damaged pipes, and intervene promptly in case of blockages. In addition, using water-saving devices such as ELTEK Group’s WATERBLOCK systems reduces water waste and prevents damage.