Leaking Pipes. Causes, Problems, and Solutions
Plumbing leaks are one of the most damaging problems in homes, as their effects appear while after the start of the leak, causing more damage in addition to significant increases in repair costs and water bills.
What are the Main Causes of Leaks?
leaks are one of the most damaging problems in homes, as their effects appear while after the start of the leak, causing more damage in addition to
significant increases in repair costs and water bills.
investigating and following up on a large number of water supply networks that
showed leakage, it was found that more than 90% of the reasons are caused by
wrong practices during the installment of the network. Wrong welding methods
and the difference in the degree of melting between pipes and connectors lead
to a decrease in the quality of welding and thus leakage problems in the
and connection problems are often caused by one of the following reasons:
defect in the welding machine that causes the temperature to rise or fall below
the required limit
welding process is performed by an unqualified or inexperienced plumber with
the details of the process
difference of raw materials used in the manufacture of fittings from those used
is worth noting that all KTP pipes and connectors have the same melting point,
as they are made from a single, high-quality raw material, and no recycled
materials are used during the manufacturing process, but reliable sources are
relied on to supply production lines and ensure the best products. This helps to
get tubes and accessories perfectly bonded when they melt at the same
was also noticed that 10% of the other causes of leakage are due to various
factors such as:
Pipe network systems are exposed to many factors and conditions over the years,
and after a period of time, rust or calcification and other forms of corrosion
and damage lead to malfunctions in the pipes and their unsuitability for use.
is always advised to get help from a professional plumber to assess any
potential damages if water discoloration or faulty pipes are observed and then
replace them with a new anti-corrosion system.
the other hand, Polypropylene (PPR) used in the manufacture of KTP products is
considered of high quality against corrosion due to its high density and high
degrees of resistance in the long term, and it also has the ability to
withstand acids and alkalis, in addition to being unaffected by materials used
in construction such as lime and cement.
water pressure: Excessive and uneven
water pressure can also be one of the causes of a leak. If you are concerned
about your network, you can have a plumber help you measure the pressure in the
network and make sure there are no problems.
tubes are capable of withstanding high pressures of more than 20 bar. The
surfaces of the inner tubes are also very smooth and non-porous, which ensures
that no accumulations occur on the inner surfaces or pressure drops in the
changes in temperature: Unexpected changes
in the temperature of the fluids in the pipes or even the temperatures of the atmosphere
cause sudden expansions and contractions in the network, which subsequently
leads to cracks or breakage of the pipes.
order to avoid similar problems, KTP pipes are highly flexible and resistant to
expansion or contraction that causes similar damage.
What to do When a Leak Occurs?
Shut off all water sources and make sure that the flow indicator on the network
water meter is not running.
If you can locate the leak, contact a plumber to solve the problem as soon as
possible in order to avoid the formation of mold and fungi.
If it is not possible to detect the location of the leak, it is preferable to
seek the assistance of specialized companies, as they have equipment that helps
solve the problem quickly.