Leaking pipes can be an absolute nightmare, it can be very difficult to detect a leak as water will find its way through most areas. Finding the right solution and cheapest will be your top priority. If you ignore the problem, it will cause nasty smells and mould growth. Here are some of the reasons for having leaking pipes.
What causes leaking pipes?
Broken seals or degraded domestic appliances such as dishwashers leak over time. If you notice a pool of water or dampness around these appliances then you have a problem.
Clogged lines can eventually burst due to a build-up of water pressure. Chemicals or debris entering your water pipes can speed up this process.
Corrosion over time can cause pipes to leak. It really depends what your water pipes are made from. Older pipes in Manchester are lead or copper. Many of the pipes from the water main to the property are made from lead. Lead pipes in poorly aerated soils seem to corrode quicker.
Poor repairs are often too common, you wait for a plumber to turn up and when they leave you still have the same problem. Staying in your property and waiting till the repair is completed is one solution. Testing the repair whilst the plumber is still in the property can avoid them coming back.
Here at Helpline 4U we can offer advice on the best course of action to take 07541 281 120. If you have asked your landlord to make the repairs but nothing has been done, we can help!
You should not have to live in these conditions if you are renting a property. Your landlord must take responsibility to ensure any leaking pipes are repaired without delay.
What is a Housing Disrepair Claim?
If you rent your home, then your landlord is responsible for making repairs on the property. If they fail to do so, then you’re eligible to make a housing disrepair claim against them for any damages, including personal injury, which may arise as a result of the disrepair.