Some plumbing leaks—including fixture or faucet leaks—are common irritations, but when a leaking pipe is ignored for weeks, it can cost thousands of dollars in water and mould damage repair. Having a licensed plumber fix leaking pipes immediately means resolving the problem before it becomes a significant repair bill.
Pipe Leak Repairs by Mr. Rooter Plumbing
One sure way to handle a plumbing leak is to call Mr. Rooter. Our licensed plumbers perform thorough inspections to locate and repair every leaking pipe in your home. With state-of-the-art plumbing equipment and a detailed approach, we can have all your leaks repaired after a single visit. You get prompt service, durable repairs, and guaranteed parts and workmanship.
Signs You Need Water Leak Repairs
Look out for these signs of leaking pipes in your home:
- Discoloration on the ceiling: If a leaky water pipe runs through a ceiling, the constant drip will eventually damage the drywall and cause an unsightly brown discoloration.
- Mysterious water in the basement: There are several possible explanations of water suddenly appearing on the basement floor. Leaky pipes are the simplest reason you may find random water puddles in the basement. Examine the pipes right above the puddles. Are the pipes sweating or leaking? If you’re not sure, Mr. Rooter can help.
- Ballooning water bills: Unexplained spikes in your water bill often indicate that you have a leak. Check around your house for signs of a leak, or call your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing to inspect the premises.
- Odour of mould or rotten food: Sometimes you smell a leak before you see or hear it. Yep, that mouldy-musty-mildewy, rotten-food smell could be due to a water leak! If no amount of cleaning gets rid of the smell, it’s time to ask a licensed plumber to take a look.
How Do You Know It’s Time for Residential Water Line Replacement?
How do you know when the problem requires more than a simple pipe repair? Extensive damage, corroding pipe material, or continuous water line problems are a few sure signs it’s time to replace that troublesome water pipe. Water line replacement is always a job best suited for a licensed plumber.
Why Call Mr. Rooter for Leaky Pipes Plumbing Service?
Mr. Rooter has been Canada’s most trusted plumber since 1970. From the punctuality of our arrival to the pristine condition of your property after we leave, our licensed plumbers will show you why homeowners turn to our plumbing repair services for leaking pipe repair.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing can resolve your water leaks in just one visit—schedule an appointment online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a vent pipe leak water
Yes. Vent pipes are usually made from the same materials as drainage pipes. Over time, these pipes can corrode and fail. This is the most common reason a vent pipe begins to leak water.
Does homeowners’ insurance cover water line breaks?
If the damaged water pipe is inside your home or on your property, your homeowners’ insurance probably covers the damage caused by the water leak. If the damaged pipe is outside the house or beyond your property line, your policy probably does not cover damage to the house.
How to stop a leaky pipe connection:
The method for repairing a pipe connection differs based on what materials the pipe and joint are made of. The safest course of action in the event of a leaky pipe connection is to turn off the water, clean up any standing water, contain the leak with a bucket, and call your local plumber.
How far down are water lines?
The answer depends on where your home is located, and guidelines vary wildly. Many municipalities require pipes to be placed four feet deep, while some extreme northern locations bury water pipes ten feet down! In general terms, water supply lines must be buried below the frost line and at least as deep as local building codes require.
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