Are These Plumbing Monsters Keeping You Up at Night?

Are you having trouble falling asleep at night because of frightening sounds coming from inside your home? Most of the times, these sounds are not ghostly hauntings but problems with your plumbing system. Loose pipes, running toilets, and leaky faucets may not be caused by a mischievous ghost or creature, but they sure can leave you in the middle of a plumbing nightmare if these problems aren’t addressed right away.

Loose Pipes

A loose water pipe can create quite a ruckus. The sounds this plumbing problem emits are loud and can be rather disturbing when they pop up expectedly. If you’re awakened from sleep by this sound, pick up the phone and give your local emergency plumber a call. Fixing a loose pipe isn’t a big deal, and it can be taken care of with relatively little out-of-pocket expense. Typically repairs are minor and consist of securing the pipe to its bracket. However, the longer a loose pipe is left alone, the more likely it is that the pipe can weaken and break apart. When this happens, you’ll have a major water event that can quickly cause massive amounts of water damage.

Running Toilets

Toilets that leak water inside their tanks can take longer to fill, run longer than usual, and, sometimes, run nonstop. Because we lead busy lives, it’s easy to overlook a leaky toilet. It isn’t usually until you’re settled in for the night and when the house is quiet that you may even notice this common plumbing problem. Fixing a leaky toilet isn’t a major expense and many homeowners can make simple repairs themselves. Replacing the flush valve system or installing a new flapper may do the trick. If you make these repairs, and you’re still having problems, you may need to call a professional plumber to investigate the situation.

Scary Plumbing Fact: Did you know that a leaky toilet that continuously runs can waste as much as 200 gallons of water a day? That’s more than twice what a typical household uses in one day.  

Leaky Faucets

Is there a faucet in your home that has a slow, steady drip? Maybe it’s an old faucet in your hall bathroom or your kitchen sink faucet. These plumbing fixtures have a tendency to develop leaks because of excessive wear and tear. Also, hard water and improper installation can also cause this annoying situation. These leaks may be keeping you up at night, but they can also lead to higher than average water bills and end up costing you more than you realize.

Say Goodbye to Plumbing Monsters

You can take control of your home’s plumbing quickly when you call Rooter Hero Plumbing or a plumber in your area. Professional plumbers will analyze the situation and make suggestions for repair or replacement of the affected fixtures. Don’t let these little plumbing monsters take over your home and prevent a good night’s sleep. Call for service today!