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Common Types Of Plumbing Leaks

Plumbing Leaks

Whether you’re a business or homeowner, plumbing problems will happen. The timing is never great, and sometimes the damage can be substantial rather than just an inconvenience. Leaks are the most common issues our plumbers get called out to fix.

Here’s our list of some of the most common plumbing leaks found in Florida Homes and Businesses:

  • Dripping faucets
  • Constantly running toilets
  • Drain leaks
  • Under sink plumbing leaks
  • Sewer line leaks from tree/plant roots

Dripping Faucets

Let’s start with the basics. Your home or business will have a few faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms. When that constant dripping noise keeps you awake at night, it’s time to call a plumber.

Usually, it’s just a worn seal that needs replacing. Sometimes, the faucet has corroded from limescale, and you’ll have to replace the faucet. If you see water running out from under the faucet handle, it’s probably time to get that fixture replaced.

Constantly Running Toilets

You know the toilet has a leak problem when, after flushing, the water does not stop running. If the water is running into the bowl, it could be that the flapper valve or flush valve needs replacement. Sometimes, the fill valve is not closing once the tank is full.

Drain Leaks

Drains from your bathtubs and showers are some of the sneakiest culprits. You may not even notice that there is a leak at first. As the leak gets worse, you’ll notice discoloration and lifting of the ceiling, floor, or wall surfaces. With upstairs plumbing leaks, the ceiling beneath the bathrooms will discolor first.

While drain pipes take water out of the home, they sometimes fail and let water into areas you don’t want. If this happens, it’s time to call your local plumber.

Under Sink Plumbing Leaks

There are also drain pipes under the kitchen and bathroom sinks. These pipes have a typical u-shape and deliver the wastewater outside. You may notice water running out from under the cabinets or there are puddles on the floor. You should regularly look inside the cabinets and make sure you don’t see any wet spots on the cabinet floor or shelves.

Sewer Line Leaks From Plant Roots

South Florida is known for its warm, humid weather. It’s not only tourists who love this, plants do too! If there is the slightest leak in a sewer line, tree roots will grow into the fracture. As the tree grows, the roots widen the crack in the pipe, and the leak gets worse. You may notice this as large pools of water on your lawn. Don’t waste any time in getting hold of a qualified rooter to fix the problem.

Boca Raton’s Premier Plumbers

The plumbing technicians at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric take pride in their work. We always ensure our customers are satisfied with our work.

If you’ve recently discovered a leak, give us a call at 561-391-1048. We look forward to hearing from you!