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Leaking Pipes

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It is easy to overlook a leaning pipe for weeks, months even. It can certainly be frustrating knowing that your system is leaking water, not to mention the implications it may cause on your next water bill. When it comes to plumbing leaks, the most important thing is to address them as soon as possible.

 

Leaving a leaking pipe dripping can lead to costly damages. It can even result in costly plumbing repairs if left unchecked for a long time. The pipe and the surrounding fixtures can also end up getting corroded if left exposed to dripping water for a long time. If you see signs that water may be leaking from your pipes or from your faucets, call Poopy  Plumbers as soon as possible. 

 

You can expect our skilled plumbers to show up on time, keep your premises clean, and take your schedule into account when working on the leak. Our services are available 24/7 so it doesn’t matter what time of the day or day of the week your emergency is, we will be there.

Leaking Faucets and Toilets- Knowing the Signs Signs that your faucet is leaking:

  • Drips- Do you see or hear drips? If you do, then there may be a leak nearby. While you’d generally think that it is easy to spot constant drips, there may be places in your house where it is hardly detectable. Make it a point to check for leaks and drips not only in rooms you frequently use but also in areas that you do not spend that much time in. 
  • Water puddles or rust- it is common to see these issues around sinks, showers, tubs, and on the areas below the faucets or on the faucet base. The moment you notice small puddles or an area with a rusty reddish color, make sure to not waste any time in getting it fixed right away.
  • Increase in your water bill- If you see a sudden spike in your water bill despite not making any changes in your water consumption, then there is a very good chance that a pipe or faucet may be leaking somewhere. Check around the house for any visible signs or call us at PoopyPlumbers as soon as you can. 
  • Squeaky faucet noises- Do you hear squeaky noises when turning the faucets on or off? Are you having a hard time turning the taps on or off completely? Act fast as this can be a sign that there are bigger plumbing problems afoot!
  • Rotten food smell or mold- There are instances when you can smell the effects caused by a leak long before you see any physical evidence. If there is a persistent rotten food or moldy smell wafting around your drains or near the plumbing system, a leak could be nearby! Have it checked out as soon as possible to ensure that the problem does not exacerbate.

Signs that your toilet is leaking:

  • Noises in the faucet- Groaning or bubbling sounds emanating from the pipes beneath or behind the toilet are not signs of a haunted house. More like the sounds of a plumbing leak.
  • Mysterious water puddles on the bathroom floors- Water puddles that mysteriously appear on your bathroom floor are usually not a good sign. Even small amounts of these water puddles can run between floor tile grooves or get absorbed by your rug. It is easy to miss the early signs of a plumbing problem but the moment you notice it, get it addressed as soon as you can.
  • Sewer gas or moldy smells- While it is not all the time that you can keep your bathroom smelling good and fresh, when an extreme odor like a moldy smell or a sewer gas odor starts wafting through, a toilet leak may be the culprit. 
  • Uneven tiles or floor- Bumps on the tiles or floor in the toilet may be an indication that a leak may be causing it somewhere.

     

Water Heater Leaks Signs of a leaking water heater:

  • Excess moisture or small puddles around or near the water heater tank
  • Dripping water noises or other unusual sounds coming from the water heater.
  • Uneven flooring or raised floor tiles around the water heater base.
  • Restricted or lack of hot water supply.

Washing Machine Hose Leaks Signs your washing machine hose is leaking:

  • A moldy or musty smell around the laundry area.
  • Loose or rusted hose connections.
  • Bulging or cracked hoses.
  • Water pools near or behind the washing machine.

If your washing machine overflows or has a hose leak, turn it off immediately. Stop the water supply to this part of your home too. Take the time to inspect the hoses located at the back of the machine. Hoses that look old or have a heavily rusted tint are usually the culprits of washing machine leaks. It is easy to get replacement parts at a store or call us at PoopyPlumbers so we can have one of our experienced plumbers address the issue for you.

Other Plumbing Leaks Leaks in the Natural Gas Lines

While this is not a water issue, natural gas used to heat boiler water can have quite a hazardous impact. Most boilers use carbon monoxide gas. Not only is it highly flammable, but if it is inhaled in high quantities, it can be fatal too. A sign that your natural gas lines may be leaking is when there is a persistent rotten egg odor around the gas. This gas been added to carbon monoxide since its odorless nature makes it hardest to detect in the past. Make sure that monitors for carbon monoxide installed in your home are always outfitted with fresh batteries. Make sure it is situated near the water heater or such other appliances that are being powered by natural gas for better and faster detection.

Broken Water Line

Broken water lines are bad news as they can cause immediate property damage. It can lead to expensive water bills as well. Considering how water lines are often installed under your property or in your walls, it is hard to detect leaks most of the time. Most people will only find out that there is a plumbing issue when the damage becomes apparent. Getting regular plumbing maintenance is key to preventing broken water lines. In the event of extreme water conditions, preventative measures are highly advised too.

Preventing Future Leaks

Talk to your PoopyPlumbers technician about the Advantage Plan. It provides an economical and comprehensive plumbing solution, ideal for homeowners that want to avoid leak issues in the future. The plan is also ideal for ensuring that the plumbing system in your home remains in top shape.

 

Not keen on DIYs? We always advise our customers against fixing leaks in their faucets, toilets, washing machines, or water heaters on their own. We will diagnose the problem and get your plumbing system fixed or replaced in no time.