When it comes to your plumbing system, the drain plays an important role. It is designed to disperse the water down the drain, through the pipes and out of your home. Most home owners will run water, watch it go down the drain and then not really think much more about where the water is going or what it might be doing. Until a leak occurs, it’s easy to be oblivious to the intricacies surrounding your plumbing.
Drain leaks can lead to a lot of potential problems if they’re not addressed quickly once noticed. The leaking water can damage your cabinets, or even cause mold to grow. Many times, finding the source of the drain leak is difficult. Professional plumbers are able to troubleshoot and identify the cause of the drain leak efficiently and make the necessary repairs.
DIY Drain Leak Diagnosis
If you suspect a drain leak, place newspaper under the sink. You can also inspect the components of the drain for cracks or corrosion. Be sure not to overtighten slip nuts as this can cause the washer to fail, also causing a leak.
Most Common Cause of Drain Leaks? Clogs!
A clogged drain or pipe is one of the most common cause of a drain leak. Hair, toys, grease, food etc. can all clog a drain. This is why it is important to ensure your drains are regularly cleaned and checked for clogs.
When your drains and pipes are clogged, you will first notice that the water is slower to drain. This is the first sign it is time to clean the drains. If left untreated, it can create a bigger plumbing problem for you.
There are various remedies and cleaning products on the market designed to help unclog a drain. These are fine to use; however, if you suspect a leak or have a more serious clog, you should call a professional to help diagnose and repair the problem.
When you’re dealing with water leaks, it is important to assess for mold and wood rot, in addition to fixing the cause of the problem. At Moore’s Plumbing - Mesquite - our team of professional plumbers are able to quickly assess the situation and provide a professional fix. Your health and the structural integrity of your home is important to us.
If you suspect a drain leak, give us a call at 972-342-3709. We can provide a no-obligation free estimate and have our plumbers ready to fix your plumbing issues and water leaks right away.