Fix Home Water Leaks By Henco Plumbing Services, LLC Vancouver WA
Originally posted 2017-07-26 16:02:56.
Fixing Residential Water Leaks
Do you have a water leak in your plumbing pipes? What happens when you have a leaking pipe? Leaking pipes are more than just an annoying issue. Your water bill could explode and cause serious financial grief. Also, your home or business could suffer considerable damage. Here at Henco Plumbing Services we investigate and repair leaking plumbing pipes. We have a great deal of experience locating leaking pipes and making repairs or replacing the damaged pipes.
Your plumbing pipes are part of your overall plumbing system and so are all your fixtures. Often the source of plumbing leaks are common plumbing fixtures such as toilets, sink drain pipes, bathtubs and showers. As these fixtures wear, they become less efficient. Breakage can occur and just a trickle of water can result in flooding, high water bills, and costly repairs.
The following information from Len The Plumber discusses what happens when various plumbing fixtures start leaking or dripping.
Where You Should Check for Water Leaks
Have you ever looked at your monthly water bill and thought: “Am I really using that much water?” If the numbers on your water bill seem higher than they should be, chances are there’s a leak or two in your home. When checking your home for leaks, make sure you check each of these easily accessible plumbing areas.
The working parts within the tank that make a toilet flush can oftentimes become worn out or break. If one piece (flapper, fill valve, flush valve, float, chain, etc.) breaks or needs adjustment, water can leak and continue to run. You can usually hear if the water is constantly running, but if you can’t — use the food coloring trick to find out. Simply put a few drops of food coloring into the toilet tank, wait 15 minutes, and check to see if the newly colored water is now in the bowl. If the colored water travels from the tank to the bowl, toilet repair is needed.
Did you know a single faucet that drips once per second can waste roughly 3,000 gallons of water per year? Go into each bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room (for those with a utility sink) and inspect each faucet, the handles, and the plumbing underneath the sink. Many faucets leak because of worn out washers and gaskets, so a quick faucet repair can save you some serious cash when it comes time to pay your monthly water bill.
As Len points out just one dripping faucet will waste a huge amount of water. What if all your faucets were dripping and, in effect, leaking water in your home? There’s a significant “ouch” factor when you consider the overall effect of these kinds of leaks. Len has some quick methods for discovering leaks in your home.
Here’s a video that demonstrates how to fix a dripping faucet.
If you have a few tools and a bit of patience, you should be able to fix a simple faucet drip in a short amount of time.
Plumbing professional know where the plumbing leaks and breaks are most common. The people at 333Help have a list of the eight most common water leaks in a home. Some of the major issues are appliances with broken seals, or clogged drain pipes.
8 of the Most Common Causes of Household Water Leaks
Leaks can waste water, damage your home, and encourage unwanted organic growth. Unfortunately, because you cannot see most of the pipework in your home, you may not always know that a leak has formed. One of the best ways to protect your home from future leaks is to understand and look for common situations that cause leaks to develop. In this blog, we list eight leak causes that may be making your pipes drip.
1. Broken Seals
When your appliances were installed, the contractor put seals around all water connectors. Seals also appear in other places, such as on your dishwasher door. As your appliances age, the seal may break or wear out. If you notice condensation on your appliance or puddles near the appliance, you may have a broken seal.
2. Clogged Lines
Many clogged drains simply cause inconvenience. Some clogs, however, can lead to overflowing or burst pipes. For example, obstructions in air handler drain pans or in your gutters often lead to serious water damage.
Clogged drains can be extremely irritating, as well as costly. Make sure you check bathtub, bathroom sink, and shower drains often. These drains are frequently clogged because due to hair, from both humans and pets. Because hair can clog drain so seriously, you should remember to brush your hair before using the shower or bathtub so you can catch hair that could easily be washed down your drains.
Unfortunately, clogged drains can result in major damage. Clogs can continue to build and, over time, block your system severely. At Henco Plumbing Services, LLC we can investigate any clogged plumbing that are causing problems for you. Call us at 360-773-8039 and we will come to your home, give you an accurate estimate, then make repairs and replace any appliances, fixtures, and pipes for you. Our rates are reasonable, too. Plus, we provide a 100% workmanship guarantee for our services.