5 Types of Household Leaks

Like any other primary system in the house, plumbing is not everlasting. Sooner or later, something is bound to crack. When that happens, you’re looking at a massive water bill (at best), extensive repairs, or (at worst) structural damage to your home.

Fortunately, Riverside slab leak repair technicians are ready to leak some information that will help you prevent major plumbing damage and avoid drowning in utility and repair bills.

What are the most common types of household leaks?

What are the most common types of household leaksAny part of your plumbing system can break down at some point, whether it is due to time, poor installation practices, or a simple human error that leads to leaks. Still, certain types of leaks are more “popular” than others:

  • Kitchen & Bathroom faucet leaks;
  • Pipe leaks under the sink;
  • Toilet leaks;
  • Pipeline leaks;
  • Slab/Foundation leaks.

Note that we’ve sorted these issues by severity and we’ll break them down in that order, too.

Kitchen & Bathroom faucet leaks

Faucets see more use than any other part of a plumbing system in your home. As such, they are most susceptible to breaking. Left unattended, especially over a prolonged period of time, they can accumulate a head-spinning tab in your utility bill.

Fortunately, they are also the easiest to repair. At worst, you’ll have to replace a faulty faucet, which is a minor investment and more of an inconvenience than a real issue. Unless you ignore it, of course, in which case it will become a problem.

Pipe leaks under the sink

Pipework under the sink is one of the areas that endures the most punishment. We tend to pour everything down the drain, without thinking if we should do it. However, oil, food chunks, detergent, vinegar, and similar items all deteriorate the PVC pipes under the sink to a larger or lesser extent.

The problem is, it can all cause pipes to clog, rust, and, ultimately, burst. And then, you’re looking at a flood in your kitchen that can cause big water damage.

Toilet leaks

Another part of the plumbing system essential for our well-being is the toilet. Toilet leaks can not only cause big damage but can be extremely unsanitary. Needless to say, this can pose a real threat to your health. 

Pipeline leaks

The leak does not have to be in your home to cause big damage. Pipes that lead water to and from your home are susceptible to breakages. When that happens, you’re looking at ugly puddles all over your home and even your yard. In this case, a swift reaction is more than necessary to prevent damage from spreading.

Slab/Foundation leaks

On a 1-to-10 scale of common, yet dangerous household leaks, this one is an 11. Astronomical bills and water puddles aside, slab leaks are the ones that can cause permanent structural damage to your home. They are also the hardest ones to repair, and the difficulty and price only go up, the longer you ignore them. This makes early leak detection the best way to save your home budget.

Which Riverside slab leak repair company can help me prevent the most common household leaks?

Riverside slab leak repairThe Leak Detection Pros is your one-stop shop to keep your home safe from water damage at all times. Whether you live along the Santa Ana River or on the other side of Riverside, our experts are ready to help. Avoid amateurish leak detection technicians. Instead, give us a call and opt for years of experience, expertise, and professionalism that will make your home a better place to live in.