Has a leaky faucet ever kept you up at night? We cannot say that our sleep has ever been impacted by the dripping of water into an empty sink, but it does appear to be the source of plenty of anguish in several classic cartoons.
A leaky faucet though is no laughing matter, if left unrepaired a leaky faucet could cause several thousands of dollars in damage to furnishings and your homes structural components. Luckily there are a few tell-tale signs that you have a leaky faucet or a moisture issue of some nature.
Pools of water are a good indication that you have a leak in general vicinity. Should you discover a pool of water or the accumulation of rust, your time is limited and you need to schedule an appointment for a free estimate and in home consultation with one of our highly qualified technicians!
Dripping, hissing sounds, and any other sounds associated with a leak in a pipe, should be investigated with extreme urgency. Water has the potential to do a lot of damage, both in immediate as well as extended future. Finding the source of the leak is vital in keeping your homes foundation and structure in pristine condition.
You should also listen to your faucets as they are opened and shut. Pluming with leaks tend to make a distinct squeaking sound that in indicative of a leak. You may also find that you are having issues with turning the faucets on and or off completely, if this is the case, your action may be needed immediately as this could be a sign of a larger issue than a leaking faucet.
Leaks have a tendency to make the surrounding area very damp smelling, and or smelling of rotten food items, depending on where the leak in the system is. Moldy and rotten smelling areas of your home may be hints at an unseen issue. Trust your nose, it may save you thousands in repairs. Lastly, take a look at your most recent water bills. If there is a spike in water consumption, chances are good that you have a leak somewhere.
Our trained professionals at RUSH PLUMBING & ROOTER are ready to tackle your plumbing needs, both great and small in scale. Our plumbers employ the latest in leak detection technologies doing away with cutting into walls and flooring to locate the leak’s source. Our goal at RUSH PLUMBING & ROOTER is to get you back to normal as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Let our trained professionals take the headache out of locating and doing away with pesky faucet leaks.