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Leaky Clay Pipes in Fort Worth Homes

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Causes & Solutions

Clay pipes were once the standard for residential drainage systems. While their popularity and use have declined significantly since the approval of ABS in the 1960s and PVC in the 1970s, many homeowners within the Dallas-Fort Worth area still have clay pipes beneath their property. At Leak Geeks, our licensed and insured plumbers can locate leaks and repair clay pipes when they spring a leak!

When you have leaky pipes, contact Leak Geeks online or at 817-431-8929 to schedule an appointment for leak repair in North Fort Worth.

Why Clay Pipes Are Prone to Leaks

Clay pipes are susceptible to significant damage as they age. While eco-friendly, they are also heavy and brittle. And because they don’t fit perfectly, there are often gaps between pipe joints, typically sealed with sealing compounds. As these compounds decompose, they provide a nutrient source for tree roots, encouraging them to penetrate the pipe.

Further, clay pipes will flake and chip as they age. This can facilitate blockages, which can further damage the pipes. And shifting soils or construction works can cause the pipe to lose support or suffer serious damage.

How To Identify a Leaking Pipe

There are many subtle signs that your clay pipes have sprung a leak. You may notice gurgling sounds, noxious odors, mold growth, or mildew proliferation. It’s also common for leaks in clay pipes to cause slow drainage or sewage backups and can even facilitate an increase in rodents or insects around the property.

One of the best ways to identify and confirm a leak is to schedule an appointment for leak detection. This can entail the use of thermal imaging cameras, moisture detection sensors, and other tools that can help determine the location and extent of the problem.

How To Prevent Clay Pipe Leaks

Preventative action is always the best way to protect your clay pipes from leaks. While some signs are obvious, most are more subtle, and you can have a leak for a long time before it’s noticeable. When it comes to your pipes, the same rules that apply to other types of pipes also apply to the clay pipes on your property. This means you should be careful what you flush, install a water softening system if you have hard water, and pay close attention to the water pressure in your home.

You should also avoid driving over your landscape or planting trees or shrubs with deep root structures anywhere near where your pipes run underground. You should also schedule regular video camera inspections to confirm the integrity and condition of your pipes.

Get Leak Detection & Repair in North Fort Worth

At Leak Geeks Plumbing, we use advanced technologies and up-to-date solutions to locate and repair clay pipe leaks. No matter how hidden or difficult the problem, including slab leaks, our team has the experience and expertise to pinpoint the leak and promptly perform the required repairs. When local plumbers encounter the toughest challenges with leaking clay pipes, they call upon us to resolve the issue.

When you select our team to repair leaking pipes, you can rely on our team for upfront pricing, prompt service, and effective solutions. Our uniformed technicians will leave no mess behind and restore your plumbing system’s integrity and reliability as quickly as possible!

Got leaks? Get the Geeks! Contact Leak Geeks online or call 817-431-8929 today to schedule an appointment for leak detection or leak repair in Keller or NFW.

Why Choose Leak Geeks Plumbing?

Got Leaks? Get the Geeks!

At Leak Geeks Plumbing, we guarantee prompt and reliable service for all your plumbing needs. Our team of experienced technicians is committed to providing you with the best possible service, and we stand behind our work with a satisfaction guarantee. Some of the benefits of choosing Leak Geeks Plumbing include:

  • Upfront pricing with no hidden fees.
  • All work is performed by trained, licensed, and insured professional plumbers.
  • Uniformed, courteous, and informed plumbing service technicians.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and technology.
  • Guaranteed workmanship quality for all plumbing repair and installation services
  • We leave no mess behind.
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