Got Leaks? A Routine Plumbing Checkup Could Uncover One Of These Silent But Costly Plumbing Issues

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When it comes to the big stuff-- inches of water in the basement, water running down the walls, and puddles of water in your yard-- you know when to call a plumber. However, not all plumbing issues are easily identified. In fact, some types of silent plumbing issues can remain undetected for years. If left unfixed, these silent plumbing problems can cause a great deal of costly water damage. For this reason, it's a great idea to have a routine plumbing checkup annually. Following are several silent plumbing issues that a routine inspection may uncover. 

Faucet and Fixture Leaks

There are numerous seals, washers and O-rings used on your plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, tubs, toilets and irrigation systems. If any one of these are compromised, water can drip from them constantly. Not only will this slow leak cause water damage and mold, it can cost you a lot of money. Surprisingly, a slow, intermittent drip can waste about 8 gallons of water per day. 

Silent Toilet Leaks

A constantly running toilet is extremely annoying and does not go unnoticed by many people. However, some toilet leaks aren't so noticeable. If you have a slow leak in the back of your tank, water could be trickling into your toilet bowl. Since your toilet is designed to maintain a constant level of water, it will fill back up from time to time, but you might not notice it, especially if it only occurs every hour or so. 

Slow Leak in The Wall

Unless it works its way down to the floors or leaks through the ceiling where you can spot it, water can leak inside your walls undetected. This can cause a great deal of water damage and can even lead to mold issues within the home. 

Sewer Pipe Clogs

Sure, your daughter's hair continually clogs up the shower drain, but her long locks might not be what's causing your slow drains. Over time, roots, debris and other gunk can build up in your sewer line, causing slow drainage problems. An inspection can help uncover growing problems before they become catastrophic. For example, root invasion can lead to total collapse and blockage of your sewer line. However, if you catch it early, roots can be removed, and you won't have to replace your line.

A routine plumbing inspection, like those offered by First Class Plumbing of Florida Inc., can uncover leaks and other plumbing issues, which will save you a lot of money and headache later on. If you're not having your plumbing inspected annually, call to make an appointment for a plumbing checkup today. 


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