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How Cracked Pipe Issues Occur


Pipe issues are one of the top reasons to need a plumber in Walnut Creek, CA, from a reliable local company like Absolute Plumbing and Drain. Even if this isn't a problem you're dealing with at the moment, it never hurts to learn more about what can cause pipes to crack and need some attention.

Years of Wear-and-Tear

You may benefit from trenchless pipe repair in Walnut Creek, CA, if you have older pipes that have developed cracks due to age-related wear-and-tear. While older cast iron pipes are especially susceptible to corrosion and cracks, other types of underground pipes can become cracked over time as well. Look for signs of underground pipe cracks that include:

  • Foul drain odors
  • Frequent backups
  • Slow drains
  • Rising utility bills

Lack of Maintenance

You may need trenchless sewer replacement or repair if you have pipes cracks because of lack of regular maintenance. For instance, pipes loaded with grease and other debris are more likely to corrode or become weak enough to develop cracks.

Thirsty Tree Roots

Tree roots are notorious for going on the hunt for water underground. This search for water can result in tree roots getting into your pipes can cause cracks. If your pipes are still stable, trenchless sewer repair may be all that's necessary to fix pipes damaged by tree roots.

Soil Movement or Shifting

Pipes sometimes become cracked because of sol movement or shifting. This can happen due to erosion or from construction or excavation work that's done too close to underground pipes. If the resulting cracks are minor or primarily limited to one area, trenchless pipe lining may be the recommended fix.

Give Our Pros a Call Today

Absolute Plumbing and Drain specializes in all things trenchless in the local area. These are techniques that can leave you with fully restored pipes without a big mess to clean up once all the work is done. Reach out to us today about trenchless pipe replacement and repair and other plumbing services we offer.