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Rooter Hero Plumbing Reveals Warning Signs That Could Be Putting Your Home in Jeopardy
August 17 / 2015

Rooter Hero Plumbing Reveals Warning Signs That Could Be Putting Your Home in Jeopardy

No one wants to put their home in jeopardy due to safety hazards, but many homeowners are putting their homes at risk every day because they fail to recognize the warning signs of potentially devastating plumbing problems. At Rooter Hero Plumbing, we take plumbing seriously and want our customers informed at all times of possible warning signs that their plumbing needs immediate attention.   Remember, it is better to be overly cautious than to ignore signs until it is too late.

Slab Leaks

If you hear water dripping or running through your pipes or beneath your flooring and there is no water turned on, you could have a slab leak. A slab leak is a problem that is hidden underneath your floor and out of sight. The problem with hidden leaks is that by the time they are noticeable, it comes at a cost. Water damage from these leaks can destroy your foundation, cause mold and mildew to form, and lead to thousands of dollars in repair costs. While these kinds of leaks once took a lot of destruction and time to discover, we now have high-tech equipment that is non-invasive and can locate a leak quickly. What happens if I ignore a slab leak? Ignoring it could mean major trouble. You may end up having to replace the floors, the walls or even have to fix foundation damage. Remember, there is no such thing as a small leak. A leak of any size can result in serious damage, so as soon as you suspect something has gone awry, call us for help.

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups can cause major damage. If you notice that drains are not emptying as fast as usual or that you frequently have to use a plunger, a sewage backup could be in your immediate future. Immediately call a plumber so we can quickly assess the situation. Hydro-jetting is an effective way to scour out water and sewer lines, literally removing all kinds of blockages so you don’t have to worry about clogs. Regularly having your lines cleaned can help prevent problems. You can also buy accessories and equipment that can be purchased to help prevent backflow, such as backwater valves and alarms.

Gas Line Leaks

If you have natural gas, you should be very mindful of pipes, checking them for cracks or other damage that can cause leaks. Even a small crack need quick repairs to prevent leaks that can result in a serious safety hazard to your household. Gas leaks can cause a fire or an explosion. If you have appliances such as a gas-operated water heater, check to ensure there are no leaks or damage at the connection. If you are concerned about any of these not so noticeable issues, call for a professional plumber from Rooter Hero Plumbing today. We'll gladly send one of our expertly-trained staff to come out to assess your situation quickly. We can also assist you with minor issues such as water heater repair, fixture installation, and more!