The Water Systems Inside and Outside of Your Home

Water damage is one of the most serious perils inside a home. Tiny leaks may be hidden for weeks or small drips ignored as if they are harmless, but damp places under floorboards and behind walls become the breeding ground for mold, a very unhealthy addition to your indoor air quality. Your first line of defense is our licensed Abington plumber who has the expertise and experience to find even the smallest pinhole leaks in your indoor and outdoor plumbing system.

Another important issue is water wastage. You may not even realize that water is flowing away. If your water meter is showing water use even when you know all the taps are turned off, you must have a leak in your income water that is raising your water bill. You may not be able to know if you have a leak in a wastewater pipe because there is no measurement of the gray water leaving your home. If you have damp places around your outside walls and foundation, you may need grey water leaky pipe repair. Another sign is a spot on your lawn that seems to grow longer and greener than the rest. Some of the places to check for leaks are:

  • Taps in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and outdoors
  • Under basin cupboards and sinks
  • Toilet cisterns that never fill up and allow water to continue draining down the bowl
  • Toilet wastewater that overflows when the toilet is flushed
  • Shower trays especially if they are upstairs and may be leaking into the ceiling below
  • Water heater leaks in the basement especially from older systems
  • Water pipe leaks inside the walls

It is important to check these places regularly. Some leaks and moisture cannot be seen with the naked eye and require the equipment of our Abington plumber.

The water systems in your home, both the incoming fresh water and the outgoing gray water are essential for a healthy lifestyle. When these become disrupted, you will not only be inconvenienced, your health may be at risk. Once mold starts to grow, the spores can go into your air system and cause respiratory illnesses, asthma attacks, and allergies.

We offer two options to help you keep your complete plumbing system from drinking water to your sewage moving properly. We can give your plumbing an annual checkup to help avoid disasters and major repairs in the future. If you do have an unexpected disaster such as a burst water pipe, overflowing toilet or sewer backup, we will come to your rescue 24/7, even in the middle of the night to repair the problem and get your water running freely again.

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