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Most Common Plumbing Leaks
Most Common Plumbing Leaks
November 05/2021

Most Common Plumbing Leaks

While leaky pipes could be running up water, raising your monthly bill, and damaging your home, long-term damage can easily decrease your property’s value. Keep in mind that fixing leaks can save you over 10% on your water bills, and early leak detection is important to prevent damaging your plumbing system. Leaks often start small, and some leaks are more common than others; Mr. Rooter Plumbing will share with you the most common leaks so you can stop them!

5 Common Types of Leaks

  • Leaking Faucets

The leaking faucet is one of the most common types of leaks found in homes. A faucet that isn’t closing completely means that water is escaping and being wasted when it shouldn’t. Statistically speaking, two leaking faucets that drip 10 times per minute are costing you almost two gallons of water daily, which means more than 700 gallons a year! Leaking pipes under the sink won’t only raise your water bills, but can allow water to puddle and seep into the floor! This situation causes mold to grow and can destroy the floor’s structural integrity.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing can conduct a leak detection, and assess any faucet leak before fixing the problem and preventing real damage from happening.

  • Leaking Toilets

Toilet leaks usually occur between the tank and bowl. While a toilet leak doesn’t necessarily put your house at risk, uneven floor tiles or mysterious puddles around the toilet could mean that water is leaking beyond the confines of the toilet tank and bowl.

The subfloor in your bathroom could be irreparably damaged if you ignore this issue! Leak repairs are Mr. Rooter Plumbing’s specialty, and the solution to your problem is one call away!

  • Leaking Water Heater

Water heaters are expected to operate smoothly in every household because they are the source of hot water for everyday use, yet they are rarely checked for leaks. You can prevent structural damage to your house by making monthly verifications; the signs of a leaking water heater are puddles, uneven flooring, dripping or other unusual sounds, and restricted hot water supply.

  • Leaking Washing Machine Hoses

A flood can be one failed machine hose away! Luckily, slow leaks are the more common scenario if you identify the problem and fix it before any real catastrophe. Mr. Rooter Plumbing advises you to run a monthly leak detection; check behind the washing machine for weak or loose hoses, and go for braided steel hoses instead of rubber hoses for longer endurance.

  • Leaking Pipe

Leaking pipes can damage your walls because pipe connections can cause water to drip behind them. Check the water meter outside for leak detection in your plumbing, and try not to use water for a couple of hours. If the reading has changed by the time you check the water meter again, you probably have a leak somewhere.

Do you need help with a leak repair? Do you need leak detection services and you want a team of reliable plumbers? Reach out to Mr. Rooter Plumbing to inspect your pipes, fixtures, and take action afterward. Preventing leaking pipes just got easier! Call our office today to schedule your leak detection or leak repair services.