Water leaks are frustrating, especially when they’re hard to find. Water leaks in your home can add up to thousands of dollars in wasted water and repairs. If you’ve noticed a leak or two after doing a quick inspection of your home, consider these potential causes when calling for an emergency plumber near you:
Shower Heads and Faucets
You may be surprised to learn that your faucets and shower heads can be the source of water leaks. If you have a leaky faucet, it’s usually easy to fix: just replace the washer inside. For a leaky shower head, try tightening the screws on the underside of it (or unscrewing them if they’re already loose).
If neither of those fixes work for you, then it might be time for some professional help from an experienced plumber—they’ll know exactly what’s going on with your plumbing system and how best to fix any issues before they become more costly problems down the road!
Leaky Toilet Flapper Valves
A leaking toilet flapper valve is the most common cause of household water leaks. The flapper valve is the rubber component that sits on top of your toilet tank and shuts off its water flow when you flush. If it doesn’t seal properly, it can cause a leak that wastes thousands of gallons of water each year.
To fix this problem:
Remove any excess debris from around or in between your flapper valve assembly; if there’s still an issue after doing so, try replacing it with another one (you may need to call a plumber near you for help).
The first step to preventing a frozen pipe is to make sure to leave your faucets running just a trickle. If you leave your home for an extended period shut off the main valve.That way, if one does freeze up and burst, it won’t cause damage throughout your home.
We hope that this article has helped you understand some of the most common causes of household water leaks.
If you’re still not sure what’s wrong with your plumbing or if you think there may be a leak somewhere in your home, we highly recommend calling a professional plumber who can help diagnose the problem and fix it quickly!
At Tap Tech, we provide first-class, same-day service—with no hidden fees, we always provide our rates up-front over the phone.