It’s never a good sign to hear water dripping. Of course, that’s bound to happen. In older homes, it becomes even more frequent. That’s why it’s so important to maintain the plumbing system in your house. It’s a vital system that shouldn’t be allowed to fall into disrepair or neglect. Here is a look at a few more signs that you’ve got a hidden water leak.
Pipes That Are Clogged or Blocked
Worn-out pipes represent a major threat to your home. That’s because you can’t see the ones that are concealed behind your house’s walls. Since the liquid starts to run more slowly, you’ll hear a steady dripping sound, but you won’t be able to pin down where it’s coming from.
Something is Wrong with the Toilet
Toilets are perhaps the single most important fixture in every bathroom. But when something is wrong with it, things can go south in more ways than one. When the porcelain throne runneth over, you can tell almost right away that it needs fixing. Tank flappers that are inadequately sealed can cause that annoying dripping sound. If that’s not the issue, take a look at the overflow tube. It might be cracked.
Your Roof Won’t Stop Leaking
You never want to think about a leak in your roof. But leaks can and will happen. Summer storms might not always last for very long, but they are incredibly vicious. Consider all of the possible ways wind, rain, and even hail can damage your home’s roof. Although this isn’t a plumbing problem per se, it is still something you’ll want to address as soon as possible.
The Gutters Are Overflowing
When was the last time you cleaned out your gutters? They could be contributing to unexpected water damage. Water splashing over the sides leaves behind stubborn stains and causes the gutter system itself to sag. Unusual plant growth and bird nests also indicate that your gutters are too full. After each rainstorm passes, be sure to check on your gutters.
Slow Drains That Take Too Long
Finally, we’d like to talk about slow drains. While it’s fairly obvious when an overflow is present, detecting an inefficient drain is much more difficult. The plumbing might be damaged or compromised in some way; listen closely after showering or running a load of laundry through the washing machine. Then call an expert plumber who can repair the issue for you!
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