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A leaking pipe can go unnoticed for weeks, if not months, because of where it is hiding. But the longer a leak remains, the greater the risk of it causing serious damage to your home. So, regardless of whether your leaking plumbing is on your mind, it is crucial that you get leaks taken care of as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Constant running water or dripping can cause costly damage to your home, worsen the existing leak, and result in expensive plumbing repairs. Plumbing leaks can also lead to pipe or fixture corrosion over long periods of time, resulting in serious damage to your home plumbing system.
If you notice water dripping from your faucet or pipes, don’t hesitate to call Mr. Rooter® Plumbing at (855) 982-2028, or click to request an estimate.
Our skilled plumbers show up on time, work around your schedule, and keep our area—and your home—clean. We’re always available for plumbing emergencies and always go the extra mile by guaranteeing our parts and workmanship.
Do you suspect you have a leak in your home but aren’t entirely sure? Read on to find out how to detect and prevent some common plumbing leaks:
- Leaking Toilets and Faucets
- Leaking Water Heater
- Leaking Washing Machine Hoses
- Other Plumbing Leaks
- How to Prevent Leaks in the Future
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Leaking Faucets and Toilets
Signs of a leaky faucet:
- Faucet drips: Hear or see signs of drips? A leak is probably nearby. While you may think you’d notice a constant drip, there are some rooms in your house you may not frequent as much. Listen closely and regularly check in on rooms you don’t use as much, such as a guest bathroom.
- Rust or water puddles: These two issues can show up commonly at the base of your faucets, around drains in sinks, tubs, or showers, and on the floor below a faucet. Act fast if you notice the reddish rust color or even a small puddle nearby. These are often signs that point to more serious issues.
- Higher water bill: Unexplained spikes in your water bill usually indicate that a leak or some other type of plumbing problem has occurred. Check around your house for signs of a leak, or call a plumber ASAP. If you search and can’t find any signs, it’s definitely worth it to have a plumber pay a visit.
- Squeaky faucets: Do your faucets make a squeaking noise whenever you turn the taps on or off? Are they difficult to turn off/on completely? This may be a sign of a bigger problem!
- Mold or rotten food smell: Sometimes, you smell the effects of a leak before you see or hear anything. Yep, that moldy, rotten food smell could be due to a leak! Get it checked out immediately.
Signs of a leaking toilet:
- Faucet noises: If you hear bubbling noises or groaning sounds coming from pipes behind or beneath the toilet, chances are your house isn’t haunted. You may have a plumbing leak, which can be just as spooky.
- Mysterious water on the bathroom floor: It could be a small amount well away from the bowl or right where the toilet meets the floor or wall. Small amounts of water from leaky toilets can run down the grooves between floor tiles or get soaked up by a rug. You can miss the early stages of a plumbing problem this way. If this is happening right next to the bowl, it might be caused by bowl condensation, which is harmless and easy to avoid.
- Uneven floor or tile: Homeowners sometimes notice a bump in the floor or tiles coming up around the toilet—only to find a slow leak has been happening. If you notice this, call a plumber immediately.
- Moldy or sewer gas smells: While your bathroom may not always be pleasant-smelling, an extreme odor such as sewer gas or a moldy smell may indicate a bigger issue.
Leaking Water Heater
Here are signs that your water heater is leaking:
- Small puddles or excess moisture near the water heater tank
- Raised floor tiles or uneven flooring near the base of the water heater
- Noises like dripping water or unusual sounds from the water heater
- Lack of hot water or a restricted supply
Leaking Washing Machine Hoses
What are the signs of a leaking washing machine hose?
- A musty or moldy smell in the laundry room
- Small pools of water behind or near the washing machine
- Rusted or loose hose connections
- Cracked or bulging hoses
If you have a hose leak or washing machine overflow, turn off your washing machine and the water supply to that area of your home. Check the hoses behind the washing machine. Old and heavily rusted or corroded washing machine hoses are the most common cause of washing machine leaks. You can get replacement parts at the store or call on the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing if DIY work isn’t your thing.
Other Plumbing Leaks
Natural Gas Line Leaks
While not a water issue, the natural gas that heats the water in your boiler can be very hazardous. Carbon monoxide gas is the most common and is both highly flammable and fatal if inhaled in large quantities.
A sign of a natural gas leak is a rotten egg odor, which has been added to the gas since it is odorless and impossible to detect in its natural state. Keep carbon monoxide monitors outfitted with new batteries and located close to your hot water heater and any other appliance that utilizes natural gas.
A safety tip: If you have a gas stove, make sure to check your stove before assuming you have a gas leak. If you notice that you’ve left the gas open on the stove, carefully turn it off and then open all windows in your home to let the gas flow out. Do not ignite your stove, use a lighter, or create a spark until you can no longer smell gas in your home.
Broken Water Lines
A broken water line can cause immediate damage to your property as well as a sudden spike in your water bill. Because water lines are located in your walls or under your home, sometimes a leak isn’t detected until signs of property damage begin to show. Regularly scheduled plumbing maintenance is the best way to prevent a broken water line, along with preventive measures during extreme weather conditions.
How to Prevent Leaks in the Future
Ask your technician about the Mr. Rooter Plumbing Advantage Plan®. The plan provides a comprehensive and economical solution to help homeowners avoid future water leak issues. The plan also helps to ensure your home’s plumbing system stays in top shape.
Not an advanced do-it-yourselfer? We advise against trying to fix leaking toilets, faucets, water heaters, or washing machines on your own. Simply call Mr. Rooter Plumbing at (855) 982-2028 or request an estimate and avoid the inconvenience, mess, and potential damage. We’ll diagnose your plumbing problem, repair your fixture if possible, or replace it for you right away.