Frustrating leaks can happen virtually anywhere in your home. In fact, many times they are hidden in your walls or behind large appliances. An unnoticed leak can cause property damage or other serious concerns, so understanding the early signs of leaking appliances will help you minimize the impact to your home or business. If you notice that you have any leaking appliances, then call the experts at the Plumbing Doc today.
Leaking Toilets & Faucets
A leaky faucet is one of the easier leaks to identify. You may hear or see signs of a drip in your sink or bathtub when they haven’t been used recently. A leaky faucet may also be hard to turn off and on, or it may also make squeaking sounds. Any of these combined with a higher-than-normal water bill can indicate a leaky faucet.
Your toilet may be leaking if you hear gurgling or other strange noises, or if you discover water on the bathroom floor. The distinct smell of sewage can also be a telltale sign of a leaking toilet.
Leaking Water Heater
You may notice a sudden decrease in your hot water supply if your water heater begins leaking. Puddles around the tank, unusual noises, or water damage around the unit can also indicate a problem. Your water heater impacts the usage of so many appliances in your home or business, so prompt service is crucial to minimizing the impact to your daily routine.
Other Plumbing Leaks
Your washing machine and dishwasher are large appliances that connect to your water supply and drains. Leaks involving the hoses or other connections in your large appliances can often go undetected, even though they aren’t concealed within the walls. Look for unexplained puddles of water around the appliances or a musty smell in the room. If you notice a sudden decrease in the performance of either appliance, that can also indicate a problem.
Diagnosis & Repair with The Plumbing Doc
With so many hoses, washers, connections, and joints associated with your appliances, leaks are bound to happen sooner or later. Normal wear and tear, buildup of hard water minerals, and near-constant usage can contribute to the condition of your appliances. Once you notice a problem, let The Plumbing Doc handle your repairs. We can fix or replace the parts connecting your fixture to the water or sewer lines, or even help you replace the unit.
When clogs or other damage exists within your plumbing system, the added pressure within your pipes can contribute to the problems with your appliances. We can also perform repairs on your pipelines to make sure the entire plumbing system is working efficiently.
Leaking appliances are more than just annoying. They can lead to higher utility bills and they will continue to get worse if ignored. Trust the professionals at The Plumbing Doc to repair your appliances or other aspects of your plumbing system quickly and affordably. If one or more of your fixtures are leaking, give us a call today to get started with a free estimate.