Though leaks in your home or commercial property may be silent, they can be dangerous to the structure of your building. They generally start off small and are simple fixes. However, left untreated, they can lead to costly and extensive damage down the road. Texas Plumbing Repair 24/7 is your reliable plumbing company who specializes in leak detection and can provide the repairs and preventative services you and your home need—and deserve.
What To Know About Leaks
What starts off as a little leak can lead to corrosion over prolonged periods. Stopping a leak quickly is crucial to preventing this from happening. Our certified team of Fort Worth leak detection professionals have the knowledge and experience to minimize the damage leaky pipes may cause.
Leaks Are Most Commonly Found Around:
The Dangers of Leaks
What may initially seem harmless can, in actuality, be quite dangerous. With electrical wires and gas lines throughout your home, it’s important that the pipes—and the water and gas that run through them—stay where they belong. A small leak in the wrong place can be a major problem and hazardous to you and your family’s health. Gas line leaks often result in a “rotten egg odor.” If you suspect a leak of this nature, you should contact a plumbing expert immediately.
Signs Of Leaks
Leaks are not always easily detectable. Toilets, faucets, and other exposed leaks can be spotted with a quick glance. However, many leaks that exist in a home are out of the line of site or are located in hard to reach or see areas. Most leaks require a professional with the right tools and equipment to correctly identify leaks and provide the appropriate plumbing solution.
Some common signs of leaks include:
- Squeaky or firm faucet
- Rust or puddles around fixtures or appliances
- Unexpectedly higher water bills
- Moldy or musty odors
- Dripping sounds
How to Tell if Your Toilet is Leaking Underneath
If you suspect there may be a leak underneath your toilet, there are a few things you can check to be sure.
First, take a look at the area around the base of the toilet. If you see any pooling water or mold growth, that's a good indication that there is a leak. Another way to tell is to check if the floor feels spongy or unstable around the toilet. Additionally, if you notice water stains in the ceiling below or the smell of sewer gas escaping, you probably have a leak on your hands.
To be certain, it's always best to call a professional to check for leaks. We will be able to swiftly determine whether or not there is a problem and fix it accordingly. In most cases, the issue will simply be a leaking wax ring and can be easily resolved. If the leak is due to cracked porcelain,, we will also be able to make the necessary repairs and make sure you get a toilet replacement that suits your preferences. Whatever the issue, it's important to get it fixed as soon as possible to avoid further damage.