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Finding the Root of Your Plumbing Problem

Published on November 18th, 2019

Water damage comes at your home in a fast and furious manner, so it’s important to find the source of the leak as soon as possible. One facet of our plumbing services near Lincoln Park includes leak detection to minimize damage to your home. In the heat of the moment, you may be overwhelmed by the task of finding the leak, making it that much more difficult to minimize damage. Keep the following tips in mind when you’re in a panic. 

Check Your Toilets

Your toilets use a large amount of your home’s water. But when your toilet falls victim to a leak, the usage skyrockets. First, you’ll want to remove the lid from the toilet’s tank. If you hear a hissing sound, this is a sign that there is a leak in the tank. However, if you don’t hear a noise, you can add a couple of drops of red food coloring and wait a few minutes before checking the bowl of the toilet. If the water in the bowl is any shade of red, there is a leak. 

Inspect the Hot Water Tank

The hot water tank is another possibility for where your leak is. You’ll want to remove the drainpipe in order to efficiently find the leak. If this isn’t an option, you’ll want to listen for a hissing sound. If you do hear a leak inside your hot water tank, it’s important that you call one of our professionals to take care of the problem. 

Other Potential Leak Points

If you still can’t find the leak, check your faucets, showerheads, sinks, bathtubs and more. Of course, our team at Rescue Plumbing, Inc. is only a phone call away and can help remedy the issue quickly and efficiently.

When there’s a leak in your home, you have no time to spare! Get in touch with our team if you’re in need of our timely services.

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