Signs of Leaky Pipes or a Water Faucet Leak

Leaky Pipes and Drips

It’s not uncommon or necessarily a problem to see a few drops of water leak from a closed faucet.  But if it’s more than a few drops or the faucet is hard to turn off, you may have a problem.  If there are rooms in your house that you don’t go to very often, make a point to check for signs of leaky pipes or moisture about once a month.  

Rust Around Pipes

Rust around pipes is often a sign of corrosion caused by a small leak.

Water Puddles

Even if a sink drips a bit, it should not leave a puddle.  If there is a puddle present, it might be time to call Henry Plumbing.

Higher Water Bill

No one wants to pay a bill that’s higher than necessary.  If your water bill seems to be going up for no reason, there may be leaky pipes somewhere in your home. That can be a good reminder to check around your house for signs of leaks.

Squeaky Faucets

Faucets that make noise when you turn them on or off may be showing signs of damage.  If a faucet is hard to turn off completely, it may be costing your extra money and corroding your sink.

Smells of Mold or Rotten Food

You may smell a leak before you see it.  If there is a moldy or mildewy smell in your home, and you can’t find a source, this may be a sign of a leak somewhere that you can’t see it.

Signs of a Leaking Toilet

Noises

Hearing a bubbling noise or groaning noise coming from the pipes behind or beneath your toilet?  The good news is that it’s probably not a poltergeist.  However, you probably want to call Henry Plumbing to have them check for a toilet leak

Water on the Bathroom Floor

If you see water pooling around the base of your toilet you are probably seeing the early stages of a toilet plumbing problem. This might be a small amount of water where the toilet meets the floor.

Uneven Floor Tile

Sometimes a leaky pipe or toilet leak will cause floors to warp or bumps to appear in bathroom floors. If floor tiles become loose near the toilet or you notice a bump in the bathroom floor this may also be a sign of a plumbing leak.

Mold or Sewer Gas in the Bathroom

If odors in your bathroom seem to linger longer than normal, this may be a sign of a break in a sewage line or other leak in your toilet or bathroom.

We’re Here to Help

Leaky pipes and plumbing fixtures can be annoying, and they can also be destructive.  A leaky pipe or other plumbing fixture can lead to high water bills and can cause corrosion.  If you have noticed water dripping from your faucet in the kitchen, bathroom sink, bathtub, laundry room or elsewhere in your home, call Henry Plumbing.  Henry Plumbing is Savannah’s favorite plumber year after year for over 30 years.

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