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The Top Places to Watch Out for Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

Plumbing leaks are simply part of the life of a homeowner, and the sooner you catch them, the less damage they’ll cause. Whether you suspect there’s a leak somewhere in your home or you want to be proactive about keeping leaks at bay, here are a few places in your house where leaks are most likely to pop up:

  • Tub/shower—The most common reason why a tub or a shower will leak is because there’s a faulty seal. This can cause mold growth either directly on your bathroom floor or even worse, in your subfloor.
  • Faucet—Most leaking faucets don’t cause too much damage, but they can waste quite a bit of water. Call us to have those dripping sinks in your home fixed to save money on your water bills and prevent additional damage.
  • Toilet—Your toilet can leak in one of two ways: internally or around the seal. While a toilet that leaks around the seal will likely cause mold growth, a toilet that leaks internally will cause water from the toilet to go straight into the sewer.
  • Sink pipes—With this type of leak, the pipes underneath your sink will release a stream of water. This usually gets moisture all over any surrounding cabinetry, making mold growth a likely occurrence.
  • Garbage disposal—When this hard-working appliance leaks, it can create a foul odor surrounding your kitchen sink. Like with most other home leaks, a leaking garbage disposal can also create mold growth.
  • Water heater—In some cases, a leaking water heater can release gallons upon gallons of water. If this occurs, there’s a good chance you’ll be in for a replacement.
  • Machine hoses—When your washing machine hoses break, you’ll be in for a small indoor flood. Luckily, we’re always ready and willing to help.
  • Water pipes—When your water pipes leak, you could be in for major destruction, especially since you can’t always see this type of leak. The good news is that leaking water pipes are rare and often only happen in older homes.