Leak Repair In Richmond, VA
Types Of Plumbing Leaks
Plumbing leaks come in all shapes and sizes. Here are a few of the most common ones we regularly repair. Faucet leaks are usually around the collar of the faucet and may leak into or under a sink. Faucet leak repair in Richmond, VA may require a new faucet to be installed.
Running toilets never fill properly for the next flush. They usually produce the soft sound of running water that is easy to overlook if you’re not near the toilet or you have music playing. Leaking pipes under sinks are one of the most dangerous leaks because they may be ignored for weeks or longer. Unless your pipes are in the open and the water falls onto the floor, you may not see a small leak in a cabinet under a bathroom, kitchen or laundry room sink.
Dishwasher and washing machine leaks are easy to notice because they usually occur when the appliance is being used. If there’s a puddle on the floor every time you run the equipment, you probably have a leak. Leaks under driveways, slabs and grass are usually only detected when your water bill goes up for no apparent reason. If an underground pipe is leaking in the garden, you may see spots of greenery surrounded by dry areas. Leaks beneath a slab foundation are especially critical and should be corrected as soon as they’re discovered.
Plumbing Leaks Lead To Serious Problems
You may not even realize you have a leak inside a wall because there is no moisture visible on the outside. Damp floors and walls can rot wood and cause structural damage to your home that can be very costly to repair. Licensed plumbers at Assure Plumbing & Septic will help you avoid this problem because they have the equipment and expertise to detect unseen moisture, find the leak and repair it.
Even fresh water turns bad very quickly when it’s exposed to the atmosphere. Mold, mildew and other pathogens start to grow after 48 hours. These are toxic and may disperse spores into your indoor air that cause respiratory problems. If a member of your family has a respiratory issue, the spores can make it worse. You may not realize it’s happening until someone gets sick or starts coughing for no apparent reason.
A plumbing leak in Richmond, VA may cause water to be wasted that you don’t notice until your water bill increases. At first, you may overlook the extra cost and only become alarmed when it continues to be high.