Quality Compression Fitting: Aiding Plumbing Systems To Work Well

For every homeowner, a plumbing problem may seem like an incessant nightmare, especially if it brings water damage. Water seeping in due to a leak can lead to mold formation, damaged walls and floors, or even a stained ceiling. One of the culprits of this type of problem is high water pressure. If your plumbing system can’t control excess water pressure, three things can happen: leaks, pipe damage, and wasted water.

Fortunately, high water pressure along with other plumbing disasters can be fixed or even avoided. An ABC Action News article published on October 17, 2013 points out the importance of maintaining plumbing systems regularly to avoid costly repairs:

The plumbing in your home — under the kitchen sink, behind the shower or running alongside the bathtub — is part of an efficient simple system. However, this system needs maintenance to perform optimally, and it may require emergency assistance from a plumber to stop a leak or prevent major damage to your home. If left untreated, the costs of a plumbing leak are substantial. To avoid high costs for repair, watch for potential problems. Plumbing leaks are always better tackled immediately.

Leaving leaks unattended can lead to serious damage to your home. For example, a leak behind a wall could require drywall repair. A small drywall repair job can cost as much as $400, not to mention if you end up with mold. A mold remediation job can be anywhere from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars.

Regular inspection will not only detect plumbing problems, but it can also provide quick solutions to an already existing damage to prevent it from escalating. For example, a corroded pipe may have to be replaced or a loose pipe may need a new compression fitting. Clogged drains may also have to be cleaned using a plunger.

If leaks are the problem, valves may be replaced. For a tap leak, inefficient washers may have to be removed. If it’s high water pressure that’s causing the leaks, using quality flare fittings to prevent leaks and mechanical pullouts may be the best solution.

The plumbing problem may start as a minor one but you can do something about it before it ruins your home and your wallet. Whether it’s a complete system overhaul, a minor tweak, or a fitting replacement, which you can purchase from reliable manufacturers such as Gruner Brass Fittings Corp., early detection is key to avoid the dreaded plumbing nightmare.

(Article Information and Excerpt from Water damage can get expensive in a hurry, ABC Action News, 10/17/2013)