We’ve all heard the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. These words are especially true about the plumbing in your home. A leaky water faucet may seem like a small annoyance at first – but it can lead to a big, impending plumbing failure, and a bigger plumbing bill if you don’t take care of it right away.
Here are 4 things to be on the lookout for:
- Leaking Faucets. When left untreated, these leaks only worsen over time and can cause expensive damage. While some leaky faucets are a simple DIY repair, others require the skill of a professional. Don’t hesitate – leaking faucets can lead to skyrocketed water bills in no time at all.
- Damp Cabinets. Are the cabinets under your sinks damp? They shouldn’t be. Damp cabinets can lead to mold and mildew in addition to wasted water.
- Rocking Toilets. A commode that rocks when in use is not only uncomfortable, it’s a sure sign of a problem. The cause could be a corrupted wax ring, a broken toilet flange, a loosened or broken bolt, or an inferior initial installation. A rocking toilet means you’re likely losing water with each and every use.
- Dripping Refrigerators. No one wants to open the fridge for a midnight snack and step in cold water with their bare feet. If you have water leaking from your fridge, it’s probably leaking in the inner workings where you can’t see it. Since your refrigerator is running 24/7, this can get expensive! Our trained pros can root out the problem and repair it fast!
Additionally, drywall and electrical damage can occur due to small or undetected leaks. All these tell-tale signals indicate problems that needs prompt attention, and some plumbing challenges are simply too complex, dangerous or just too dirty to tackle on your own.
We’re here to help. Each time Brian Wear Plumbing comes to your home we offer a quick inspection of all plumbing to head off issues before they become plumbing emergencies. We are never too busy to come and look at small issues so as to save you from a big issue later. Give us a call 573-864-4463 or head to our contact page.