Leak Repairs That Leave You Feeing Refreshed!

Ignoring a water or sewer leak doesn’t make it get any better. In fact, it’s far more likely to get worse over time when left unchecked. Drips may seem harmless right now, but they are actually adding a substantial amount to your water bills, as well as potentially causing damage. Water leaks or sewer leaks, Leinbach Services provides leak repairs to bring your pipes running efficiently again soon.

DIY leak repair detection

Check the handles of the taps/showerheads to make sure that you don’t have a drip when they are turned off and inspect under the sinks for any potential water damage that will require a renovation. Don’t forget, appliances can also require leak repairs. Check the refrigerator, dishwasher, and washing machine for mold and mildew. Then, check the surrounding area for water damage on the floor.

Professional leak repair detection services

Leinbach Services offers professional water and sewer leak detection services to both residential and commercial dwellings. If you need professional leak repairs or detection services, call your trusted local emergency plumber for quick, professional leak detection services.

Repairing water leaks is a great way to reduce your water usage.

Leak repairs

It’s only a small drip…Right? Slow drips of water can add up quickly. According to the EPA, the average household’s leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry.

If the drip is hot water, you are paying for wasted energy too. Fix leaks as soon as you find them. They won’t go away on their own.

A toilet leaks can range from small to large, constant or random. Many are even silent. Even a small, silent leak can easily waste $50 per year in water and sewer costs.

Large leaks waste much more. It’s likely that a family of four has a serious leak problem if it’s water use exceeds 12,000 gallons per month. Fortunately, most toilet leaks are relatively easy to fix. In a properly functioning toilet, no water should move from the tank to the bowl, unless the toilet is being flushed. A leaking toilet loses water from the tank to the bowl without being flushed.

Leak repairs for toilets

How to find a leaky toilet:

  1. Remove the tank lid. Don’t worry as this water is clean until it enters the bowl.
  2. Add some food coloring or a dye tablet to turn the water a different color. Put the tank lid back on.
  3. After about 30 minutes, look in the bowl. If you see colored water, you have a leak. If the water is clear, water is not leaking from the tank to the bowl. If you do have a leak, there are a number of possible causes. If you remove the tank lid and can easily identify the cause, correct the problem and try your leak test again.

Consider that “fixes” such as bending the float back to shape, or adjusting how the rubber flapper falls, often end up failing soon afterward. In most cases, you will simply want to replace the toilet flapper (the rubber thing at the bottom of the tank that keeps water in the tank) and/or the filling mechanism. These are available at hardware stores and home centers for about $10 each.

Leak repairs for faucets

A leaking faucet is frequently the result of a bad rubber washer. The washer on a sink is typically located under the handle. A washer is relatively easy to replace, if you have the right tools. It does require shutting off the water under the faucet, and removing the handle. Check local home centers or the Internet (keywords “repairing leaky faucets”) for instructions on how to repair faucet leaks. If you don’t feel comfortable doing the repair yourself, a plumber may be your best option. Remember, even if you have to pay a plumber to fix the leak, you will end up saving money in the long run.

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Lastly, make home ownership and property management easier with Leinbach Services, Inc. We have plumber technicians in Johnson City TN who are ready to get your plumbing lines running fluidly. We cover sinks, valves, septic tanks, water heaters, toilets, and copper. Call our office for a local trustworthy plumber, and ask about our preventative maintenance program Comfort Club for peace of mind. Then, find out how you can make cash through our customer rewards program, called Referral Club. Thanks for using Leinbach Services for all of your plumbing needs.

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