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How to Tell if You Have a Leak in Your Home

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

pipe-leakOne of the biggest problems that plumbing systems have to deal with is leaks. They’re common, damaging, and often very difficult to detect without professional training or equipment. Just one leak in the wrong place can cause immense amounts of damage before being detected.

Fortunately, there are ways to try and catch leaks early. We recommend scheduling professional preventive maintenance at least once a year, in order to have the best chance of catching leaks in your plumbing. Between those appointments, though, you should follow the tricks below to help catch any leaks that might be lurking in your plumbing. (more…)

Look Out for These Signs That Your Plumbing is in Trouble

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

corroded-pipesIt can be tough to keep the plumbing system in your home in good condition, especially when it comes to detecting problems early. That’s generally why it’s a good idea to schedule preventive maintenance at least once a year, to make sure that your plumber can identify and fix problems before they get any worse.

There’s always a chance that some sort of problem will come up between maintenance appointments, though, which is why you should familiarize yourself with the signs that your system is in trouble. (more…)

Keep Your Plumbing System in Good Shape With These Tips

Monday, December 4th, 2017

pipe-leakIt can be difficult to tell, at times, whether or not your plumbing system is as healthy as it should be. Most of the system is hidden from view, and the issues that can commonly afflict plumbing systems tend to go unnoticed until they develop far enough to cause serious damage. The good news is that certain steps can help keep your plumbing system in good condition for much longer, reducing repair and operating costs. Have a look at some of our tips below for keeping your plumbing system in good shape. (more…)

Look Out for These Indications That Your Plumbing is Leaking

Monday, September 11th, 2017

floodingKeeping plumbing in good condition can be frustratingly difficult in many ways, Most of the system is out of view, and most of the problems that occur with a plumbing system don’t immediately announce themselves.

Even finding a leak in your plumbing system can be problematic, without professional training and equipment. There are some things that you can do to tell if your plumbing system has a leak in it, though. Have a look at some of the indications that you should call a professional plumber. (more…)

Be Careful of These Pipe-Destroying Issues

Monday, August 14th, 2017

pipe-leakPlumbing pipes are built to last quite a long time. In fact, there are still plenty of homes across the country that still use old iron and lead piping, despite the standard being copper since the late 1950’s. If you do happen to have older pipes like that, we recommend that you get them replaced (especially if they’re lead.) However, you should know that even newer pipes are not invincible. There are plenty of dangers that the environment can pose to your plumbing system, and it is a good idea to know what they are. (more…)

Follow These Tips for Optimal Plumbing Health

Monday, April 24th, 2017

water-wave-bubblesDo us a favor, ok? Take a minute to think about all the various systems that run through your home. Think about how often you use each of them, and how you would be affected if they suddenly stopped working. Then, go ahead and make a mental list of which systems are most important, those which absolutely have to work in order for your routine to go more or less uninterrupted. We’re willing to bet all the money in our pockets that your plumbing system is probably at or near the top of that list. (more…)

Watch Out for These Signs That You Have a Leak

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Plumbing leaks are often quite difficult to detect, considering their size. As a result, most people don’t even realize that they have a plumbing leak until it’s too late to prevent the majority of the damage. If you know what to look for, though, you can find some plumbing leaks before they have the chance to cause significant problems. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you have a plumbing leak. (more…)

If You Notice These Symptoms, Call for Plumbing Repairs Right Away

Monday, April 11th, 2016

One of the most frustrating things about plumbing issues is how incredibly difficult it is to catch them early. In addition to having the potential to cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damages, most plumbing issues go unnoticed until it’s too late. The best way to prevent this from happening is to have a professional inspect your plumbing system at least once a year. If you want to be prepared for any problems that may crop up between maintenance appointments, though, you should read on. (more…)

Signs That You Need Plumbing Repairs

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Plumbing issues are among the most obnoxious that can afflict the various systems in your home. The primary reason for this is that they are so difficult to detect that by the time you’ve noticed that there’s a problem, your system may have already suffered damage. Most plumbing problems can only be caught early by close professional examination. If you know what to look for, though, there are a couple signs that could indicate a need for repairs. Let’s take a look at some of those warning signs now. (more…)

Possible Causes of Toilet Leaking That Call for Plumbing Repair

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

A leaking toilet is a serious problem for bathroom plumbing as well as for construction material and hygiene. Leaks around the base of a toilet can significantly weaken flooring, and in extreme cases cause the toilet to collapse through the floor. Leaking sewage can also create health hazards. When you notice leaking from a bathroom toilet, you must call for repairs from professional plumbers as soon as you can to remedy the situation.

One of the reasons that it is important to have experienced plumbers on this job is that there are numerous different reasons for a leaking to happen in a toilet. It takes experience and training to find out the exact cause so the right repairs will get done. Call Service King for any plumbing repair in Algonquin, IL you require: we will stop toilet leaks before they can do serious damage.

Some Reasons for a Toilet Leaking

  • Cracks in the bowl: If the porcelain bowl of the toilet has developed cracks, water will begin to escape. Should plumbers find that this is the source of the problem, the best solution is usually to replace the whole toilet.
  • Deteriorated wax ring: Underneath the base of a toilet where it seals to the floor is a wax ring that helps to prevent leaking. Should the wax decay from age, it can allow water to begin to escape from around the toilet base. Plumbers can repair this problem by detaching the toilet from the floor, replacing the ring, and then resealing the toilet.
  • Corroded tank-to-bowl gasket: This gasket stops leaks from occurring between the tank and the bowl. If the gasket starts to wear down because of corrosion due to age or chemical build-up, water from the tank will start to escape before it reaches the bowl.
  • Feed line problems: The fresh water line that brings in water to the toilet each time it is flushes can become worn or loose and start to leak. Usually plumbers will replace the line.
  • Worn washers and bolts: A number of washers and bolts that secure parts of the toilet can suffer from wear and age, leading to leaking. Plumbers will identify which of these bolts or washers need replacement.

It is very important that you do not wait after you notice water leaking from a toilet before calling from repairs, even if the leaks appear small. The water damage can be highly destructive, and the problem will likely worsen. Call on Service King 24 hours a day for plumbing repair in Algonquin, IL and the surrounding areas when you require help with a leaking toilet.