How To Spot A Residential Plumbing Leak

How To Spot A Residential Plumbing Leak

Being a diligent homeowner in Northwest Chicago means keeping an eye out for water leaks around the home. While not a difficult task when you know what you’re looking for, it can be hard to spot a problem if you’re unfamiliar with your home’s plumbing system – especially piping inside the walls, under the floors or even inside the ceiling. Don’t worry, the team at Vanguard is always there to help you identify a plumbing problem or to give you advice about how to maintain your plumbing system long-term.

That’s what this article is for, actually – to teach you things to look out for so that a plumbing leak never negatively impacts your Northwest Chicago home. If it does, you can count on vanguard Plumbing & Sewer to set things right at a great price. Remember to call (773) 633-6139 any time you need our assistance. Now, to the things to look for when it comes to plumbing leaks.

#1: Keep A Close Eye On Water Bills

Without question, your water bill will always give you a clear picture of your water usage. That means if anything is off, say a leak in your water line, you’ll see it in your bill. Any time you go from paying X amount on average to twice that you have a serious problem and need to call Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer for an in-depth plumbing inspection featuring our state-of-the-art video plumbing inspection technology.

#2: Test Your Toilets For Flapper Leaks

One of the primary sources on interior water leaks in Northwest Chicago homes is a brittle flapper inside the toilet tank. This is the rubber gasket that opens and closes every time you flush your toilet. If it has become worn and brittle over time it can allow water to seep into the bowl all day and night. This can lead to high water bills and headaches while trying to find where the increased usage is coming from. The best way to test this is to put a drop of food coloring in the tank of each toilet in your home. Then wait an hour and see if any of the colored water has entered the bowl from the tank. If it has, call the team at Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer for Northwest Chicago toilet repair.

#3: Check Plumbing Fixtures & Appliances

Another common source of plumbing leaks in Northwest Chicago residential properties is plumbing fixtures and appliances. Things like your garbage disposal, your faucets and taps, your washing machine and dishwasher – all of these can cause plumbing leaks throughout the home. Your best option for combatting this is through regular inspections of each and every water-using appliance or plumbing fixture in your home. If you notice discoloration, stains, bubbling of walls, ceilings or floors you should call Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer for our highly rated residential plumbing services.

Plumbing Leaks Cost Money – Lots & Lots of Money

As a Northwest Chicago homeowner, you can handle all these steps and more when it comes to protecting your home from water damage and high water bills. But if things slip past you, or if you’d like a professional to give you options after a leak just reach out to Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer by calling (773) 633-6139 or submit a contact form through our website for an honest and transparent estimate.

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Whether it’s a simple clogged drain or a new toilet installation, Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer has the skills, the products, and the prices to deliver an A+ result in minimal time with zero worry. Call us today!

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Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer
Phone: (773) 633-6139
Location: 4352 N. Kenneth Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60641

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