5 Reasons Water Pipes Leak

Water pipe repair

Leaking water pipes in your South West home not only waste precious water, but can cause a nasty surprise when the water bill arrives. The cause of water pooling inside or outside the home often leaves homeowners puzzled. While some leaks are easy to identify, others can be concealed making the source of the leak difficult to detect.

If you have leaking water pipes it’s time to call the team from Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas. The Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas team have the experience and equipment to find the cause and source of leaking water pipes.

Read on to learn 5 common reasons water pipes leak including:

  • Age
  • Blocked drains
  • Tree Roots
  • Home Renovations
  • Foreign Objects


As water pipes age, damage such as rust can occur. As water pipes continue to rust, small cracks will appear causing pipes to leak. If you live in an older home and your water pipes are leaking, it may be time to have them replaced.

Blocked Drains

While blocked drains are already a plumbing issue, they can cause an added plumbing problem of leaking water pipes. When drains are blocked, pressure in drainpipes increases which can eventually lead to water leaks.

Tree Roots

Worst root infestation

If your home is surrounded by large trees, their root system can cause a plumbing issue. Large trees deep root system continues to grow and spread over time, eventually making their way into underground water pipes. The result, damaged and leaking water pipes.

Home Renovations

It’s important to remember there are water pipes concealed within the walls of your home. When renovating, if you accidentally hit a water pipe the result will be leaking water. This can be a plumbing emergency and cause a big inconvenience to you and your household.

Foreign Objects

Foreign objects can become embedded in water pipes. Therefore, it’s important to ensure toilet paper is the only item flushed down toilets and that no food scraps, cooking oils, hair or debris is washed down drains in the kitchen and bathroom.

Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water can inspect and repair leaking water pipes throughout the South West

With over 35 years’ experience, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your trusted and reliable professionals, servicing the Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough and surrounding areas.

Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas have the correct tools and equipment to detect water leaks, even those that lie deep underground. If you want to resolve your leaking water pipe issue, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are ‘the trusted name in the plumbing industry’.

Contact the team today in Bunbury on 9791 1608 or Busselton/Dunsborough on 9759 1317.