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The Top Causes of Leaks


Leaking sewer pipe

An undetected leak can cause higher water bills, costly water damage, and mold and mildew growth at home. However, because pipes are often located underground, it can be difficult to know when there is a leak. At Charlotte Plumbing Masters, we offer quality water leak detection and repairs. Below are some of the common causes of sewer leaks:


Corrosion happens as pipes age but might be accelerated by water quality and chemicals. We encourage clients to look out for the color and taste of the water, plus any metal pieces in the water. Corrosion causes water to have a brownish color and metallic taste. It could also cause a brownish color around the base of the tap or fixtures. If you notice any of these signs, schedule water leak repair in Charlotte, NC, right away.


A buildup of grease, leftover food, hair, and other debris in the pipes can eventually cause the pipe to crack, leading to leaks. Severe clogs could also result in pressure buildup in the pipe and eventually burst the pipes.

Uneven Water Pressure

High or uneven water pressure can strain the pipes, eventually leading to cracks or pipe bursts. If you notice uneven water pressure, schedule a pipe inspection as soon as possible to determine if a leak is causing the problem and call for prompt leak repair.

Root Invasion

Roots sometimes grow through pipes in search of water. Tree root intrusion can cause expensive leak repair services because they could damage large pipe sections. Some of the damage even requires a full replacement instead of a repair.

Loose Pipe Connectors

Shifting soil, poor installation, and general wear and tear can loosen pipe joints and lead to leakages, and sometimes lower the water pressure.

Charlotte Plumbing Masters is a trusted provider of high-quality water leak services. If you suspect that there’s a leak on your property, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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