If you have any sort of water leak, you need to have it fixed as quickly as possible so that the potential for substantial damage is minimized. Water can slowly eat away at flooring, cabinetry and drywall, subtly undermining the integrity of your house. We field a lot of questions on a regular basis at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Dallas regarding water leaks. Here are some of the more common ones.
What are Some Common Water Leak signs?
One of the best ways that you can tell you have a water leak is by looking for stains. Pay particular attention to areas such as the bottom of cabinets located by sinks, around doors and windows, and ceilings. If you see a new stain in any of these or other parts of your home, call a plumber as soon as you can because you probably have an issue with your plumbing.
How Does a Plumber Find a Leak?
Thanks to advanced technology, locating the exact spot of a leak is easier and less intrusive than ever before. We use sophisticated cameras that are attached to flexible tubing. By snaking the camera through pipes, we can tell where a leak is located so that it can be repaired fast. Previously, finding a leak typically required tearing out drywall or destroying landscaping to get to the problem.
Why is Water Coming Out of the Bottom of My Toilet?
This is typically because the wax gasket that connects your commode to the drain has deteriorated. As a result, water is passing between the gasket and the toilet. While you could probably replace this gasket on your own, you’d have to be extremely careful. A toilet is extremely heavy, of course, and you or someone else could easily be hurt. In addition, you could make a mistake that could lead to costly damage. You’ll more than likely be better off letting an expert handle that issue.