When Park Ridge Plumbers Are Needed for Leaks

Before fixing a leak in a home or building, it is important to determine if one is actually present. A surefire way of knowing if a water leak is present is to check the water bill from month to month and notice any spikes in usage. It is also a good idea to check the water meter while no water is on and determine if there are changes in the meter. If it moves, there is a leak.

To find a leak in the toilet, food coloring can be used. Simply drop a few droplets in the tank and then check the tank for coloring. If it is there, then there is a leak present. Also, check the faucets and all the connections between the pipes for leaks.

If a leak is detected in the toilet, chances are that a worn valve seal or flapper is the cause. These parts can typically be purchased t at a local hardware or home improvement store. It probably would be a great idea to consult Park Ridge Plumbers, as well.

For fixing a leaky faucet, it is important to find gaskets or “o” rings for the faucet. Generally, this is what causes the leak, and they are fairly inexpensive. It is also a good idea to consult Park Ridge Plumbers to ensure that the right seal or “o” ring is being replaced. Don’t be afraid of asking someone who knows more about this, as it will save time and money in the long run.

Leaks in the showerhead can cause a spike in your water bill as well. Most of the time, this type of leak is caused by the loosening of the showerhead over time. The first step is to remove the showerhead from the pipe. After removal, you should take some Teflon tape and go around the pipe threads. Replace the showerhead and check for leaks. This should fix the offending leak.

More information about leaks and when to call the professionals for help can be found by contacting the professionals from North Coast Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc.

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