Each day, some seven billion gallons of water are wasted as a result of leaky pipes, faucets, and toilets. Plumbing leaks are more than just a waste of water, however. They are also a source of extensive property damage and can be hazardous to human health. To learn about the locations in which a plumbing leak in your home is most likely to go undetected so that you can be on the lookout, continue reading this article.

DIY plumbing

Underground
After the crazy rains several weeks back, Chicagoans are acutely aware of the fact that the basement is a hot bed for water damage. Smells of must and mildew, pipe corrosion, and small pools of water or other unaccounted for moisture are signs of a basement leak.

Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
A bubble in the ceiling or a stain on the wall may be the first sign you see of a hidden plumbing leak. Look around the area for others signs, and examine the floor for cracks or soft spots. Try to trace the leak, if you can. Call a plumbing professional as soon as possible.

Kitchen
The plumbing that connects to a kitchen sink faucet is one of the most common leak culprits. Check underneath the kitchen sink for drips, corrosion, mold, and mildew.

Bathroom
The vast majority of a home’s water consumption can be tracked to its bathrooms, making it only logical that the bathroom is a common source of plumbing leaks. One advantage to having a plumbing leak in the bathroom is that many common leaky parts are in plain view. Still, hidden leaks do spring. To detect a leak in the pipes under your bathroom sink, remove all toiletries and cleaning supplies you store in the cabinet and examine the plumbing joints and corners.

If you do detect a plumbing leak or suspect that there is a leak on your property but are not sure where it is, you should contact a plumbing professional at your earliest convenience. Based in Libertyville, Arrow Plumbing, Inc. services much of the Chicagoland area. To arrange to have the source of your plumbing leak identified and corrected, call (888) 349-8161.