What’s Causing My Leaky Pipes?

leaky pipesSo you’ve found another puddle of water under your sink or maybe around the toilet yet again. What could be this time? There are things that happen pretty frequently that causes water to escape your pipes.

Change of Temperature

There is either cold or hot water running throughout your house constantly. These changes in temperature within the pipe can cause cracks or burst all all together. During the frigid temperatures later on in the year, your pipes can begin to contract  and when water runs through them, it causes them to expand again. This constant fluctuation can cause creases and crevices to form, which eventually will result in a leak.


There are a number of things that can lead to clogs in your plumbing, including small articles of clothing, air, grease, food, toilet paper, and various other things. Once the clog forms, a common sign of them is slower than normal pipe drainage in your sinks or showers. Rather than using those DIY drain chemicals that may or may not work, call one of our experts to take a look at it for you as soon as possible. The longer you wait to resolve it, the more damage that could be caused.

Deterioration and Shifting

Your plumbing has more than likely been in place for quite some time and may begetting pretty old. With age comes deterioration of your pipes and natural shifting of your house’s foundation. Cracks and leaks can sometime form in the crevices of different places due to rust. The shifting of the foundation can loosen the joints of the pipes or sometimes even separating it entirely, thus leading to leaks.


So if you’re finding these constant puddles near your sinks or toilets, don’t hesitate to call the plumbing professionals at Sunset West Plumbing. The longer you wait, the bigger the problem can potentially become. Call us today at (310) 454-2010.