When you think about a plumbing leak, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it water gushing from a comically large leak in the largest pipe in your home? Or perhaps it’s that pesky leak that you can’t seem to find but is always there when you check your water meter? It can actually be both of those and more.
Leaks are hard to deal with. Ask any plumber and they’ll tell you it’s most of their job! We’ve put together a list in response to our customers’ need to know how to deal with leaks in their plumbing. Boca Raton, FL sees a lot of moisture and it’s important to know how bad a leak is and how quickly you should call for professional service.
Oh, and remember to call us! We’ve got you covered.
Three Major Types of Leaks
We know that you’re not a plumber, so you probably not as well-acquainted with leaks as we are. That’s really not a problem! We’re going to go over some of the most common leak types we experience and detail exactly what you should do if you encounter one of them. When in doubt, just give us a call and we’ll walk you through it!
Emergency Plumbing Leak
These are the types of leaks you have nightmares about. When you come home from work to cook dinner, and you notice that the pipes under your faucet are starting to leak out onto your kitchen floor, that’s absolutely an emergency. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been leaking or what the source of the leak is—leave that to us. The most important thing to remember when you encounter this kind of leak is that you shouldn’t try to patch it or repair it yourself. Turn your water off and call a plumber for help immediately.
Moderate leaks are leaks that are still a nuisance but don’t necessarily stop you from living your life. A dripping faucet or a tiny puddle on the ground next to your water heater would probably be a moderate leak. As long as you have a bucket, you can afford to wait for a while, right? No! While moderate leaks sound easier to deal with than emergency leaks, they can be a huge waste of water if you allow them to leak for too long. A leaky faucet that drips once per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year. You’ll be paying for that water if you don’t get it professionally repaired as soon as possible.
Pinhole leaks are tiny leaks the size of a pinhole. These can be an insidious problem because they’re very hard to notice and can often leak silently. To detect a pinhole leak, make sure all of your appliances are off and there’s no water running. Check your water meter and if it shows that there’s still water being used, you’re likely suffering from a pinhole leak. This can only really be repaired by a professional plumber.
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