Winter is in full swing and home maintenance is more important than ever. Chill temperatures and snowfall bring added threats that can cause problems in your home. Many of these seem small on the surface but can lead to big problems. One of the most common sneaky troublemakers are leaky faucets.
When it comes to leaky faucets, many homeowners tend to think of it as nothing more than a minor annoyance. But in reality, even a small drip can cause big problems down the line, especially in places like Colorado where frozen pipes are a real concern. It’s important to address leaks as soon as they appear to prevent them from causing further damage.
It is not always obvious that your faucets are leaking in your home. Here are a few ways to uncover a leaky faucet:
Visual Inspection: One of the easiest ways to check for a leak is to visually inspect the faucet for any signs of water leakage. Look for any water droplets or puddles around the base of the faucet or on the countertop.
Listen for Unusual Sounds: If a faucet is leaking, it may make a sound such as dripping or trickling. Listening for these sounds can be a good way to detect a leak, especially if it is a minor one.
Check the Water Meter: If you suspect a leak, you can check your water meter to see if it is registering water usage when all of the faucets in your home are turned off. If it is, then you probably have a leak somewhere in your home.
Check Your Water Bill: If you notice an unusually high water bill, it could be an indication of a leak.
Leaky faucets may seem like a trivial matter, but they can actually be quite costly. Not only do they waste water, but they can also lead to higher water bills. If you don’t fix a leaky sink, it can put extra stress on your plumbing and can cause clogs and overflows. Plus, the caulk and grout around your sink can start to deteriorate, which can lead to water leaking out and causing damage to your floors and walls.
In some cases, a leaky sink can even cause a stain in the sink bowl. This is because minerals can collect in the sink and create a stain that is hard to clean. Sometimes, the only way to get rid of the stain is by buying a new sink.
The best way to prevent leaky pipes in your home is by scheduling regular maintenance. At Lion Rooter & Sewer we offer a Total Care Club membership that includes your annual plumbing assessments as part of the benefit. If you are currently experiencing leaky faucets then reach out to our team by phone at (970) 551-6987 to schedule your service today.