The Danger of Drips and Leaks
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:25am
Over time, household leaks lead to thousands of gallons in wasted water. They increasingly get worse as well. It’s to your advantage to call Mr. Rooter of Oneida to fix leaky pipe problems right away. Not only can you conveniently schedule expected repairs around your schedule, but you’ll also save enough money over the year to pay for the job.
Doubtful? Take a look at the Mr. Rooter Drip Calculator we maintain online. How long will it take for your leak to overtake your budget? A good maintenance plan and a qualified plumbing professional are keys to staying ahead of plumbing problems in the most affordable way possible. Keep an eye out for new and existing issues. Leaks develop in:
Anything using water on your property can develop a leak, even your septic system. Pay enough attention through the year to identify when there’s a plumbing problem.
Check for Common Household Leaks
Plumbing is located throughout your home, and while leaks do occur inside walls and under the ground, the most common leaky pipe problem happens right at the tap. Leaky faucets are the most common. Frustratingly, they’re also the most manageable. Schedule a service call with Mr. Rooter as soon as the dripping starts in order to avoid costlier repairs and even more water waste. Other common leaks include:
- Tub overflow
- Toilet inlet pipe
- Shower hose
- Under the tub
- Under the sink
Your instincts may be counterintuitive to managing a leak. For instance, turning the handle too tightly on a leaky faucet makes your plumbing problems worse.
Manage Leaky Pipe Problems
If you’re dealing with a leak, whether it’s big or small, Mr. Rooter will get it under control before it becomes more expensive to fix. Our licensed plumbers are certified by Onondaga County for plumbing leak detection or any plumbing-related project. We’re also available for inspections, including in-pipe procedures performed with line cameras. Get up close and personal.
Not quite ready to call in the professionals? There are a few alternatives to detecting a leak that might change your mind. Taking time to look and listen is half the battle. A constantly running toilet, a persistent drip-drip-drip from the bathroom and other noises can be your first clue to a problem. Increasing water bills are another common sign, and they may have to be followed up on with a professional inspection.
Anytime you see standing water in an area of your home, however, it should be treated seriously. Excess moisture acts as a beacon and will draw pests to your property. Moisture also leads to the development of dangerous molds and mildew. There’s nothing quite as expensive as that! Tearing out walls and insulation, patching the leak site, rebuilding everything from the ground up and performing other major efforts are required to make your home safe and comfortable to live in again.
Wouldn’t it be easier and more affordable to give Mr. Rooter a call? Do just that.