Most people’s plumbing is tucked away behind the walls and beneath the floorboards, it is necessary for you to be aware of where to look out for the presence of leaks. If you do not identify and repair the smallest leaks promptly, they can quickly cause major water damage in your home. We have identified key areas to look out for in order to reduce the chance of water damage getting the best of you.
If you have appliances that process water through outlet and inlet pumps, your pipes can develop leaks in hidden spaces across your home. Therefore, it is important to take a closer look at the placement of your dishwasher, washing machine, water heater and refrigerator, if it is equipped with a water dispenser or icemaker, to determine the location of your water lines going to and from your appliances. Leaks can develop at any point in these lines, if the pipes are old or damaged they are more susceptible to leaking. It is easier to detect inlet pipe leaks because you will see an increase in your water usage rates, however outlet leaks are more challenging to detect before water damage occurs.
It is important to note that even if your toilet looks like it is appropriately doing its job, a leak could be occurring just beneath the wax ring. As the leak gets worse, the leaks will get more noticeable and start dripping. If the problem gets worse, you may notice moisture coming from around the base of the toilet or notice an odd smell in your bathroom. A proper drain cleaning can help solve this problem, however the wax ring would most likely need to be replaced.
Prevention is better than a cure
The best thing to do in order to make sure your pipes are in tip top shape is to schedule your plumbing inspection today. A trusted plumber should be used to prevent and repair your leaks. If you contact Dredge a Drain we will be able to help you identify high risk appliances and the other areas in your house you need to monitor in order to help you detect leaks early.