Water leaks in the home should be serviced immediately. Water can cause a lot of damage. If the leak is excessive it can raise the utility bill. It can be disheartening to have a leak that is causing trouble in or around the home. The good news is, while you may not be able to spot where it is coming from, an expert can. Leaks are a common plumbing problem that an expert can spot and fix.
Spotting Water Leaks
The first step to getting a leak fixed is spotting it. That might sound obvious, but some people do go long periods of time not taking care of leaks because they simply don’t know what to look for. When the leak is underground outside the home the first sign might be a utility bill that has jumped. If this happens at the beginning of summer it can be caused by turning on the swamp cooler and watering the plants again. However, these things need to be ruled. Checking toilets to make sure they are not running is another important step. Another common sign is a sudden green patch of lush grass in the yard. This might also be a mysterious wet moldy spot. If you turn on the hose and there is little pressure there might be a water leak as well. If the leak is extensive you may be able to hear a whooshing sound near the source.
Indoor Water Leaks
Indoor water leaks can be easier to fix but just as damaging. Bathrooms are the most common places for leaks. A common leak that can lead to annoying puddles and mushy drywall is splash leaks. This means that your shower is not sealing right and water is coming from the bathtub as your family showers. This is probably one of the easiest fixes. However other problems that cause water issues can be corrosion, damaged pipe joints, broken appliance seals, excessive water pressure, and invading tree roots.
Call in the Plumber
Whether it’s a high water bill, a puddle in the garage, or excessive water pressure a water leak can cause chaos in the home. If you suspect a leak on your hands be sure to call Rocky’s Plumbing. We will find and fix the leak. We offer prompt, courteous service to fix your problem and restore order in your household. Contact us today for more info.