Mr. Rooter® Plumbing: Your Solution for Leaking Pipes
Our Team Takes on the Challenge of Leaking Pipes
There’s no alarm that sounds when a leak appears in your home’s plumbing system. In fact, even the warning signs of a leak can take weeks or months to appear — and by then damage may already have occurred. But when you finally do discover a leak, it’s important to take effective action as quickly as possible. That’s why you need a trustworthy source of residential plumbing services in Upstate New York — a source like Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of Oneida.
At Mr. Rooter® Plumbing, we can help fix your leaky pipe and reduce the damage and expense related to constantly running or dripping water. Leaks also have less obvious consequences, such as pipe or fixture corrosion, which can lead to even more expenses and repairs.
When you call Mr. Rooter® Plumbing for leaks, we arrive quickly to work at your home. We’re available around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to deliver residential plumbing services. And we go the extra mile to accommodate your schedule and deliver the service you need to repair leaking pipes in Oneida.
Signs of Leaking Toilets and Faucets
Curious what a water faucet leak looks like? Here are some of the warning signs:
- Drips: If you’re listening to or seeing watering dripping from a faucet, there’s a good chance you’re experiencing a leak somewhere. If you have rooms in your home that you don’t visit much, such as a guest bathroom, you should drop in from time to time to check on the faucets and make sure you’re not experiencing a drip that you just haven’t noticed yet.
- Rust or water puddles: When you have a leaking faucet, you’ll eventually start to see the signs. Two of the most prominent signs are rust or puddles that form around the bases of your sinks, tubs, showers, drains or floors near these faucets. If you’re seeing the telltale reddishness of rust or small puddles forming, call in the professionals to help find and repair the leak.
- Higher water bill: Did your last water bill make your jaw drop? Compare it to what you paid in the same month the previous year. If it’s significantly more, you may have a leak. Of course, your water bill is going to spike when you start watering in the spring, which is why it’s important to compare to the same month the previous year. When you see an unexplained spike like this, call in a professional to take a look.
- Squeaky faucets: Water faucets don’t just drip when leaky — they also start to squeak when you turn them off and on. If you’ve noticed squeakiness in your faucet, it could be a sign of a bigger problem.
- Mold or rotten food smell: Homeowners sometimes smell a leak before they can see or hear it. Trust your nose to let you know when there’s a leak you can’t see, and get it checked out immediately.
And here are signs that your toilet may be leaking:
- Noises: Listen for gurgling or bubbling sounds coming from your toilet. These types of erratic sounds could be a strong indication that your toilet is leaking somewhere, even if you can’t see it.
- Mysterious water on the bathroom floor: Water shouldn’t just appear on your bathroom floor. If you’re starting to see water near your toilet that can’t be explained, there’s a good chance you have a leak. It’s easy to miss the early stages of a leak because the water travels through grooves in the floor to the wall, or gets soaked up by rugs. But when you do detect a leak, take immediate action.
- Uneven floor or tile: If you’re seeing small bumps in the floor or tiles starting to come up around your toilet, it could be the sign of a small leak. Slow leaks can often damage your floor in this way, so get help detecting where the leak is coming from — and then repair it.
- Moldy or sewer gas smells: Extreme odors, like that of gas or mold in your bathroom, could also indicate a larger issue with leaking.
Leaking Water Heater
Your hot water heater can also be the site of leaks. Here’s what to look for:
- Excess moisture or small puddles forming near the water heat tank.
- Tiles raising or flooring becoming uneven near the base of the water heater.
- Dripping or other unusual sounds coming from your water heater.
- Restricted supply or a lack of hot water in your home.
Leaking Washing Machine Hoses
The same goes for washing machines. Here’s what to look for in the way of leaks:
- Moldy or musty smells in the utility room.
- Pools of water forming near or behind your washing machine.
- Loose or rusted connection hoses.
- Bulging or cracked hoses.
When you have leaky pipes in any of these areas, Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of Oneida is here to help. We offer around the clock services that respond to your needs.
Contact us today for leaking pipes or other residential plumbing services.