Not only do we use a lot of water in our daily life, but due to household plumbing leaks, we lose a lot too. Early detection of a water leak can save you money and avert potential disasters.
Not only do water leaks cause a rise to your water bill, but its most apparent issue is they can damage your home. It doesn’t matter how small the water leak, you’ll either be paying for it through your water bill or damages.
Sometimes, certain water leaks can easily be repaired without the help of a plumber. But when you’re out of your depth, let the expert plumbers at Out Of This World take a look into it. From water heaters, tubs to showers, Plumbing 911 is always there to help you.
Here are the most common causes of water leaks-
While strands of hair, dirt, and debris can clog the water flow of your drains, over time, they can also cause your drains to burst or crack. Clogs that aren’t dealt with can create increased pressure within the drains, causing the water to strain your water pipes and result in damage.
20% to 35% of all residential toilets contain water leaks. While quite common, there are multiple causes for a toilet leak that can remain unnoticed. If you hear your toilet flushing on its own, you have a toilet leak, which is due to a damaged flapper or a flush valve seal leak.
Another issue could be the seal under your toilet is damaged. This leak can usually go undetected unless there’s a stinky smell coming from your toilet. Inspect the screws and bolts for rusting as well as mold surrounding the bottom of the toilet. Make sure the toilet is mounted securely because a loose toilet can allow the seal to leak water.
Loss of Water Pressure
A drop in your water pressure is never a good sign. It can mean a variety of different things, depending on how severe the loss is and how quickly the water pressure actually drops. Generally speaking, a loss of water pressure means that you have a leak or a blockage somewhere within your plumbing system.
A slow loss of water pressure over time means you’re dealing with a growing leak or blockage, such as with limescale. A sudden loss of water pressure, however, may mean that you have a ruptured pipe, and you should give our staff a call right away as this emergency could end up costing you a lot and damaging your property significantly.
Unnaturally High Water Bills
It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your water bills each month, just in case they start to increase without warning. Water bills that appear to be rising beyond what is normal for the amount of water you use, could mean you have a leak somewhere within your plumbing.
If your monthly bills say that you’re using substantially more water than you are, it’s a good idea to have your plumbing checked by a professional.
Running Water Meter
One simple way to tell if your plumbing system is leaking is to turn off all the plumbing appliances in your home, then check your water meter. If it’s still running, it most likely means that water is still leaving the system from somewhere—i.e. you have a leak. Call our plumbers if you discover this happening!
Who to Call for The Water Damage
If your home’s interior has water damage, it can be overwhelming to know what to do first. Your initial stress will likely come from the awareness that your basement is flooding, your ceiling is bulging, or your toilet is overflowing. Once that sinks in, further anxiety arrives as you try to play damage control and minimize any further destruction to your home.
After a deep breath and turning off the home’s electricity and water supply should a burst or leaking pipe be the possible culprit, it’s time to pick up the phone. You can give a call on (866) 720-0911 a Toll-Free number and Plumbing 911 will be there for you anytime.
A water leak can have a devastating impact on your business. It is important to find and repair any water leaks before they cause damage to your commercial property or pose a safety risk to your business and your customers.
Plumbing 911 is available 24/7 to handle the water leaks on your house and serve your business.