Water leaks are particularly problematic for the homeowner, since some types of leaks you don’t know exist. They can run your bill through the roof and cause serious damage to your home and belongings. They can be caused by leaky fixtures in your home, leaks in the pipes and connections in the walls, faulty toilet hardware or broken pipes underground. High utility bills are usually a good indication that you might have an underground leak.
Signs of a Leak
- Pools of water collecting in garage or outside
- High water bills
- Toilets running unexpectedly
- Hissing sound or discoloration in the wall
- Muddy areas in your yard
- Mold formation
- Damp smelling rooms
- Darker floor grout (wet) or crusty grout (dry powder)
- Bulging drywall
- Warping floor boards
These are by no means the only signs. It is imperative to have a professional, licensed leak detection specialist to assess the damage and locate the leak so it does not end up in costly repairs. Call Mesa Plumbing to find and fix your leaks.
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Unsuspected Leak Points for Toilets, Sinks, & Faucets
Toilet Leaks and Sewer Gas Smells - when a toilet is mounted on the floor, it “connects” to the sewer only by sitting over the sewer pipe. A flange on the bottom of the toilet is sealed to the sewer pipe only with a thick wax ring. If the sewer pipe flange isn’t properly installed (too low, tilted), or the wax ring gets damaged during installation, it can leak sewage (Yuck!) and sewer gas into the room. A typical simple fix is to just install a new ring, or alternative wax ring that is either oversized, taller, or has a plastic adapter piece built into the ring.
Sink Leaks - when a sink is installed, the part that connects the sink to the drain line is called the strainer body (like in a kitchen sink / garbage disposal) or tailpiece like for a bathroom sink. Plumbers use a flexible plumber’s putty to seal the space between the sink body and the strainer body or tailpiece. Sometimes this putty will dry out over decades, or due to chemicals used in the sink, vibration, and temperature changes. Small leaks may develop many years later. A simple fix is to remove the parts and install new putty.
Faucet Leaks - moveable faucets, like a kitchen faucet, are prone to leaking over time in the moveable joints. The joints contain rubber washers that wear due to use or hard water corrosion wearing on the metal parts and washers. Another problem may be “stretched” joints due to use, or excessive stress on the faucet. A simple fix may be to clean the joints and replace the washer, yet sometimes a new faucet is needed because of corrosive metal pitting, or metal joint “stretch” that a washer can no longer prevent the leak.
Mesa Plumbing Residential and Commercial Leak Services:
- Repair water line to the house
- Underground water pipe leak detection
- Slab leak detection and repair
- In-Home water leak repair and detection
- In-Home fixture repair and replacement
- PEX repipe (if needed)
- Partial repipes
- Toilet leaks, Valve leaks, Faucet leaks
- And More...
We service all Mesa and surrounding areas 24 hours a day 7 days a week, so if you have an emergency leak you can always reach us before it turns in to a bigger problem. We offer our Lowest Price Guarantee so you always know you are getting the best price available!
We use State of the art underground water pipe leak detection for locating leaks and other problems. Call Mesa Plumbing today! (480) 832-1660
Did You Know?
Water leaks can cause mold in your house. Mold causes huge health problems over time such as headaches, trouble concentrating, shortened attention span, memory loss and dizziness. Call Mesa Plumbing to diagnose your problem if you have a water leak.