We all know that leaky pipes can cause damage to your home. What are some common leaks?. What are the biggest trouble spots you should look out for?
Here are some of the most common leaks around the house:
- Dripping faucets. Dripping faucets are unlikely to cause water damage, but it is the biggest source of water being wasted in most homes. This common leak can be fixed by changing the washer underneath the handle. It’s a quick and inexpensive fix.
- Dishwashers. Might be the most complex plumbing device in your home. Should never see water paddling under or around your dishwasher. The problem could be a leaky hose, bad seal, or drain issue. Repair this quickly.
- Toilets. Running toilets wasted water faster than a leaky faucet. If a toilet is leaking it can destroy woodwork flooring and more. If your toilet runs it could be the flapper valve the field tube or the float inside the tank. Get a plumber on the job and protect your home.
- Leaks around drains. The first section of the pipe just below the drain is a common source of leakage. These leaks can cause major damage. Look for signs of water damage on the ceiling below the tub and get those repaired quickly.