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Leaky Pipes?

Even a small water leak could cause significant damage to your home and belongings, cause a spike in your water bill, and lead to a costly and inconvenient repair. That’s why it’s critical to call for professional help as soon as you detect a leaky pipe, faucet, sink, or toilet.

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Looking for a Plumber?

When you’re looking for a plumber here are a few things to consider to make sure you get the right person for the job:

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Whether it’s a small leak or a major plumbing disaster, you want a well-trained,
trustworthy professional to be there fast and get the job done right the first time. But finding the
right plumber can be a difficult task so to help you find the right one, we’ve come up with a few
things that you may want to consider. First, make sure to check the customer reviews on sites like
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Google of any plumbers that you find online to make sure that they are reliable and professional.
Reviews will also help you determine whether that person or service company is courteous,
trustworthy and affordable. After all, this is someone that you will be inviting inside of your
home. Next, making sure to confirm that they are licensed and insured seems like common sense but
you’ll be surprised how many plumbers out there operate without proper credentials or insurance
coverage that help protect both you and the plumber in case of a dispute or accident. Also,
Ask for upfront pricing
request upfront pricing and avoid anyone who doesn’t provide a quote in writing. A plumbing
professional will need to do an initial assessment but depending on the issue you’re experiencing
and the plumber you hire, the cost of a repair can vary. Understanding and agreeing to a price
upfront allows you to stay in control of the job from start to finish while giving you peace of
mind. Another thing to consider is to work with a plumber or service company that values your time.
Work with a company that values your time
The plumber coming to your home should be ready and prepared to fix your issue on the first visit.
This means with all the tools and equipment on hand. When you’re experiencing a problem,
you don’t want to wait around. Availability, quick response and preparedness will ensure
that a simple issue doesn’t take much longer than expected to be completed. And finally,
keep in mind that Pros often know other Pros. If you’ve had a good experience with your water
heater tech or HVAC professional, ask them to refer you to a licensed plumber. At Reliance,
Reliance Plumbing
we know that you can never plan for a plumbing emergency, but knowing exactly what to do when
one arises is critical. We deliver expert service at competitive prices. Our certified
and fully-insured professionals will tell you what to expect from your repair costs and will
show up at your doorstep with all the tools and spare parts needed to take care of the problem
the first time. We’re also dedicated to bringing you and your family peace of mind year-round. To
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help avoid most unexpected repair costs, call us today and ask about our Plumbing Protection
Plan to make sure you’re always covered so for all of your plumbing needs Call on Reliance™.

Types and Causes of Leaks


Most residential water leaks happen in the kitchen, bathroom or basement. It may be easy to spot a dripping tap or leaking dishwasher, but leaks that happen behind your walls or underground may go unnoticed and cause major damage, including a build-up of mold or mildew.

Here’s what to look for if you suspect a problem:

From your shower to your kitchen sink, your home’s plumbing fixtures experience significant wear and tear and may deteriorate over time, leading to leaks that could add up to hundreds of litres of wasted water each year.

It’s hard to miss a dripping tap, but did you know that a leaky faucet can sometimes leak down handles to hoses or pipes? That’s why it’s important to also check under your sinks for dampness or standing water.

Discolouration around your fixtures, sinks or tiles may also indicate a water leak. Don’t forget to check your bathtub or shower, where even a minor leak could indicate a larger issue behind the tiles.

Any homeowner who has experienced a leaky dishwasher or refrigerator knows it can be difficult to pinpoint the problem. With hoses and drains, these appliances could quickly cause damage to floors and cabinetry.

If your dishwasher is leaking, you may notice discolouration or dripping from the hose that is attached to your drain or standing water on the floor. If you have a leak from your refrigerator, you may see standing water on your floor. Call a professional plumber right away to identify and repair the problem.

Damp or wet floors, a wet spot on your ceiling or walls, or an abnormally high water bill could all be signs that you’ve got a leaky pipe. you’ll need a plumbing expert to properly fix the problem by replacing the pipe or fittings.

Water leaks don’t just happen inside your home. Outdoor faucets and pipes can also leak, leading to water seeping into your basement. If you notice unexplained damp spots in your basement, you’ll need the help of a professional plumbing service to correctly diagnose and repair the problem.

Over time, water splashing out of your shower or bathtub can cause serious damage to your bathroom floor and subfloor and can even lead to mold and mildew problems. If your shower has sliding doors, make sure they overlap properly with the inner door closest to the faucet. Replace any old caulk along the door frame and around your tub. And if you use a shower curtain, make sure to close it completely.

Prevention & Troubleshooting

 

The best way to minimize the cost, damage and inconvenience of a water leak is to detect and fix small leaks before they become big ones. Here are a few tips to help you identify a potential water leak, so you can get it repaired quickly:

  • Monitor your water bill for a sudden unexplained increase.
  • A running toilet can waste a lot of water. Check and repair your flush valve, water fill valve or tank gasket. Call a professional plumber if you need help.
  • Don’t ignore dripping faucets.
  • Make sure your outdoor faucets close completely.
  • Winterize outdoor faucets in the fall.
  • If you notice damp spots in your basement or a wet spot in your backyard, have them checked by a professional plumbing service.

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