While living in North Georgia makes terrible water damage pretty rare, it doesn’t mean you can’t experience a water leak that floods your home or business. Not only can a leak cause damage to your floors, walls, and valuable items,
but it leads to the growth and spread of mold and mildew which can cause illness
If you suspect a leak, call North Georgia Rooter immediately, as the water you’re seeing is likely unsanitary.
Our trained technicians have been repairing water leaks for over two decades, meaning we know what to do should a line break in your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or exterior plumbing.
Three of the most usual leaks are:
Sink leaks don’t sound like a huge deal, but can waste up to 20,000 gallons of water in your home and skyrocket your utility bill.
If you see a leaky faucet, don’t just shrug it off. Some of the most common ones are:
1. DRAIN LEAK
2. FAUCET LEAK
3. LOOSE WATER SUPPLY CONNECTION
4. CLOGGED P-TRAP
5. DAMAGED O-RING
6. WORN-OUT WASHERS
7. CORRODED VALVE SEAT
Water supply lines in toilets, showers, tubs, and sinks are typically located behind walls, under floors, and in the ground.
Damaged sewer lines can leak sewage throughout your yard and back into your home, causing health hazards to your family and pets.
The are also known to damage the fresh water supply, so even showering, washing hands, and drinking is dangerous.
If you have a leak, you need to call North Georgia Rooter 706-998-2700.
HOW TO DETECT A LEAK
1: Use your water meter to check for leaks
Make sure no water is being used inside or outside of your house.
Locate your water meter and check the leak indicator to see if it is moving. …
Or, you can also take a meter reading and wait 1 or 2 hours and take another meter reading
(make sure no water is used during this time).
2: Find your home’s primary shut off valve and shut off the water at the valve.
Regularly, you will locate the shut off valve in the basement or carport
behind an open air fixture, or outside beneath an open air spigot.
3: Check the leak indicator for movement making sure not to use any water during this period.
If the leak indicator stops moving or there is no change in the meter readings,
then you have a leak inside of the house.
If the leak indicator continues to move or there is a change in the meter readings,
then the leak is outside between the meter and the house.
If you are unable to locate the leak, you need to call North Georgia Rooter 706-998-2700.
COMMON CAUSES FOR WATER LEAKS
Some of the most common causes of water leaks include the following:
Clogged drains and toilets - Material like grease, food, hair and even foreign objects like toys can cause clogs in your drains and toilets. It’s most common for simple clogs to cause water leaks.
Wear and tear in the pipes – Over time, your home shifts and settles. Pipes age and move when the ground settles, leaks can occur.
Root systems taking hold – A root system planted near your pipes can make its way into the pipes, causing a blockage and a leak
If you think you have a water leak, it’s important to call an expert right away.
Getting the issue dealt with quickly can limit the damage done and reduce the cost of the repair.
Call us today at 706-998-2700 and we will not let you down.
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